Recent Live Shows

Leonard Cohen, Ent Cent, November What more can one say about Leonard Cohen?  What need one say?  Nothing.   He is sublime. If you are not of this view, pray shuffle on from my presence (far from my presence) in silence. A photo I took. And a video I didn’t.   Mandy Patinkin and Nathan Gunn, Opera House, December Like all right thinking people my first wave of obsession with Mandy Patinkin was from... read more

Favourite Music 2013

That time again!       Roger Knox and Patty Griffin are clearly my numbers 1 and 2 but after that it’s all much of a muchness.  Looking over the list it’s clear this has been a fantastic year for female singer -songwriters particularly making their debut or their breakthrough albums.   I usually have a few “world music” entries in my list but there wasn’t much that grabbed me... read more