• What can The Tabernacle tell us about the Coronavirus pandemic?

    So this sounds like it’s going to be incredibly Jewish. Which it is to be fair. I’ve taken the weekly reading of the Torah (Nasso) and shoved it into a more readable and modernised interpretation. Written as part of Limmud on one Leg I don’t know whether it’s exclusively a British thing, but I’m always a fan of the underdog. It could be a Jewish thing, but however much we’d like to think, I’m not sure it holds up under closer scrutiny. We value our conquering Kings more than our concubines. Nasso though throws some interesting ideas into the mix.  The Hebrews are wandering the desert, with the Leviim given…

  • Secret review now not so secret…ish

    Last summer as all of you should know I performed at the Edinburgh Fringe with Age of the Geek. Whilst I did receive some pretty decent reviews, I noticed that whilst a national newspaper had interviewed me and seen the show, the review was never published. In my demeanour as your friendly neighbourhood performer, I have started promoting my new show Secrets of the Elders of the Zion. I therefore thought I would get in touch with this reviewer who seemed to like my stuff to encourage them along to the next one. They then sent me the review from last summer and allowed me to publish an amended version…

  • Yorkshire Evening Post & BBC Leeds

    So this has been a busy few days for ‘Age of the Geek‘ promotion. I was interviewed by Wes Butters on BBC Radio Leeds last Friday. Here is the recording: [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/52726696″ iframe=”true” /] Also, I had a massive page in the Yorkshire Evening Post including a picture on the front cover!

  • 1 – Impromptu Poem

    So on the 27th September 2011 I’m providing my “poetry factory” for Love Arts Leeds. I needed to get a bit of practice in to write a poem very quickly so in about 5 minutes I came up with the poem below. To provide a bit of context both my mum and her friend are English teachers and have a similar level of religious observance (Jewish and Muslim respectively). The 2 R’s Roma and Razia are BFF’s Friends of the highest order. Not only do they work together, But they religiously perspire. Sweating out philosophical quandaries Their differences never overshadow The fact that for each other They are kind, helpful…

  • Brit Awards or Brit School Awards?

    Maybe I’m just a bitter northerner, but the Brit Awards highlighted the music industry’s bias towards the south. With the exception of best band which went to Take That, all the awards and most of the nominees (that had any chance of winning anyway) were from the South East. Now this doesn’t mean I don’t think that the winners are talented, they are. What really gets me quite frustrated though is that the sole northerner was Cheryl Cole. As I’m afraid to be sued for libel I’ll tone down what I was going to say. Cheryl Cole is a talentless, miming, spoilt average dancer with a pretty face. No, it’s…