Phacemag May 2020
Remi May and Alex Cubb have been busy bears
They talk to Michelle Olley - Link Below
Unlike those of us like me who have been mainlining Haribos and barely keeping it together enough to half-heartedly stab at a tapestry of the Lake District, Remi and Alex (who some of you may know better as Scaredy Kat from the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK) have being spending lockdown creating something very now, very WTF and very very impressive.
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'Writing a Lie and Camping with Tara'
My interview with Dave Tofani took me around 4 years to achieve. When finally I got to speak to Dave the years spent patiantly waiting, reminding were worth everything and much more. Please read our conversation - Dave gives a gorgeous account of that time spent with Almond, Ball and Thorne in that New York studio. As Dave talked about that clarinet piece, I felt like some Indiana Jones type finally finding my treasure!
Anni Hogan Interview - 'Honeysuckle Burials' Anni's latest album - captures the romantic Welsh atmosphere in all of it's lyrical beauty, painting and melody. Hogan, reflective for a Wales she can only translate through song, is also reflective of the many artists she worked with in the eighties. She discusses her many guises with Eoghan Lyng.
'It's a Strange Day Campaign'
Photo Credit - Peter Culley Alison Goldfrapp has launched her It’s A Strange Day campaign, which will see all profits from the sale of merchandise she designed for Goldfrapp’s 2020 sell-out Felt Mountain: The 20th Year Tour donated to the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Christies Auction House New York is making use of technology this week, with an online auction dedicated to photographs taken by the "Master of Pop." Andy Warhol: Better Days The event will be held in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and proceeds from the auction will help support American artists affected by the coronavirus.
photo credit : Luca Rossetti - An Easter Sunday like no other, yet Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli gave the most extraordinary performance of his life. There was no audience present in Milan’s iconic Duomo, but across the globe people tuned in to witness his emotional performance, streamed live via YouTube, uniting the world at a time when many are apart, being isolated at home.
Amongst all the craziness of the now, a generation of children lost a hero this week. Including me. 'Obelix', an original super hero has died. Yes Uderzo was one of the creators, but he did admit that Obelix was him. I love that, it explains why the gorgeous super hero, grossly over weight with an amazing affection for a small dog seemed so real! best pp xx
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Photo credit Gerry McNee - Ann Margaret Hogan has announced the release of a new album on revered Birmingham independent imprint Downwards Records in Spring 2020. The first in a series of on going releases on the label over the next eighteen months or so, ‘Honeysuckle Burials’ was self produced and recorded last Summer in Studio Blue in Liverpool. We've listened it's beautiful! Trust! - pp x