Back From The 'Burgh
Got back from Edinburgh yesterday, having been to the Fringe for a couple of days. Saw some odd, some very good, some very bad and some very funny acts and plays, saw a arty, awful, phallic- filled version of Shakespeare's The Tempest, a jaw-dropping and hilarious play, Black Watch, about a Scottish regiment in Iraq, some Punk Science, a odd but utterly hilarious sketch show and some great stand-up comedians. Edinburgh is literally buzzing 24 hours a day during festival time and its almost worth going up and not seeing any shows, just to get caught up in the atmosphere of it all. Its truelly marvellous.
While I've been away, the new One Minute Pop Song with Ben Kweller has been released. Episode 3 features Ben rated himself, technically, on his ability to play different instruments and then talking about what makes a good musician.
Here's a few songs to accompany my Scottish experience:
Belle And Sebastian - Funny Little Frog
Idlewild - When I Argue I See Shapes
Ivor Cutler - I Believe In Bugs