Score card 2012

Okay, so it’s January, which means, as I sorta promised last year, it’s time to see how I got on with my rather ambitious goals for 2012. In summary I hoped to: Novels: Finish Queen Of Clouds and have started The Poisoner’s Road Shorts: Write and publish 10 short stories Band: Release 2 or 3 […]

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Too cabaret!

When was the last time a Gary Barlow song made you laugh? Or made you cry? Or made you laugh and cry, and think at the same time. When was the last time Gary–or indeed anything that represents the mainstream chart pop industry in the last twenty years–gave you anything remotely resembling a good time? I […]

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Small Cabaret

I’ve been remiss here in not blaring out in dazzling fanfare that the 2012 Glasgow Cabaret Festival is upon us. I’ve been busy, but no excuses, and I apologise. Hopefully those who follow us on Twitter and Facebook will have heard about the Glasgow showing of Israphel’s Book, the de Saw-Finkle show we performed to […]

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Israphel’s Book: Second Chance To See

If you’ve been paying attention you might remember that we premiered our first long de Saw/Finkle show at the Edinburgh Fringe. It was called Israphel’s Book, and it involves everything you expect from those two: singing, sawing and stitched together stories. Well, thanks to the 2012 Glasgow Cabaret Festival and Glasgay, we’re bringing the show […]

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No jokes

So, I had a day by myself at the Fringe the other day, a blank slate to fill with anything I fancied and, after an hour’s consultation with the Huge and Bewildering Fringe programme, I came up with a pot luck itinerary. Six shows, with a break for dinner at Brewdog on Cowgate, would not […]

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Interim Fringe : 1

So, the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe has been going for a couple of weeks now. I’ve been through there quite a lot, but so far I’ve had little time to see much that I wasn’t directly involved with in a de Saw / Finkle capacity (I’ll talk more next week about how Israphel’s Book has panned out). […]

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That old saw magic

It’s that time of year again where a young man finds himself carrying a piano up and down the old streets of Auld Reekie in search of some punters to weird out with the aid of his saw wielding sidekick. In short, the Edinburgh Fringe is nearly upon us and, as has become the custom […]

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Some upcoming things

And just to prove that things are happening here in this old (but freshly decorated house), here’s a few things I’m going to be involved in in early December: Markee de Saw & Bert Finkle will be playing at the QM Red Ribbon Ball. There should be a fabulous cabaret line-up for that one, and […]

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Cabaret, Cabaret

I might have once or twice mentioned the forthcoming Glasgow Cabaret Festival. It didn’t make its crowd source funding target, but the organizers have managed to find a way to put it on regardless. The complete Festival Programme is now up on the website, and you can keep up to date with what’s on on a […]

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