Kathleen Jamie – A Favourite Poet

Scottish writer Kathleen Jamie likes privacy. Lucky to be in a small crowd for an advance reading of her latest anthology, I learnt she also shares the rewards of her reclusiveness – astute life lessons. Quietly performing an untitled, unfinished poem for the first time, her words were abruptly fragile. I locked into her message, […]

Album Review: Bloc Party – Four

Fresh, exciting, energetic and full of guitar magic.   Bloc Party’s debut album Silent Alarm launched them into the Indie scene. It seemed they belonged there until their two follow-up albums moved them far deeper into the waters of electronica than critics and fans approved. 2008’s Intimacy failed to impress, resulting in a four year […]