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NEWS 2012

22nd April 2012

"There's Just No Pleasing Some People"; "Tipping Points"; Finding Joe Screening at Rising Sun


Although it feels like its been a busy week, there've only been two performances from me:

"There's Just No Pleasing Some People"

"Tipping Points".

The second is notable for the first ever performance (and not the last) of Love You To Death which I didn't actually expect to ever see the light of day.

As always, for up-to-date information about intended performances please refer to the Gig 2012 page.

Every week recently I have been saying that I'm going to do a write up for the film Finding Joe for which I've arranged a special screening on 18th May. However the process of writing it has proved quite revelatory to me and therefore is taking a little longer than I anticipated. Hopefully it'll be finished by the middle of this week. In the meantime you can find below what I've said in previous weeks.

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Hope your weekend has been good so far.


Finding Joe

Don't forget the screening of the film about the work of Joseph Campbell, Finding Joe, hosted by Stand-Up Cinema at Reading's The Rising Sun Arts Centre on May 18th at 6:30pm. The start time is early so that the film will end by 8:00pm and not conflict with Bohemian Night Showcase.


Campbell said the following in the last lecture he ever gave:

"In my writing and my thinking and my work I've thought of myself as addressing artists and poets and writers. The rest of the world can take it or leave it as far as I'm concerned."

So if you're an artist, writer, musician , or just someone wanting to break out and go their own way, or even actually dare I say, a Star Wars fan (George Lucas based his original films' stories on Campbell's work), then I think you might find the film interesting and indeed I hope encouraging. Next week I hope to pull together all of this site's reference's to the film and explain why I found it meaningful. I don't expect it to be everybody's cup of tea but if it helps encourage one person along the way to achieving what they want to in their life I think my job will have at least been partly accomplished.

As far as I am aware there is no entry fee but I will check with Stand-Up Cinema and confirm.