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British Film Institute live appearances

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By Simple Kid in Cool Travel on Thursday 27 September 2007

When I first moved to London and didn’t know a soul, I joined up with the British Film Institute [BFI] and started going to the talks they put on. When I went to see Gene Wilder speak, all the know-alls in the audience kept asking questions, not to find out anything, but just to show […]

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Mandarin Matryomin Orchestra

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By Simple Kid in New Music on Wednesday 26 September 2007

Back in 2006 I had the dubious fortune to search for about three hours in the London rain, trying to find the tiny venue in which I had heard an amazing Theremin orchestra was supposed to be playing. Well, it was a ‘Matryomin orchestra’ actually [a Matryomin is a Theremin, shaped like a Russian doll] […]

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Lightning Bolt

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By Simple Kid in New Music on Wednesday 26 September 2007

Although not new on the scene by any means, I still think Lightning Bolt is way ahead of the game. They’ve reduced music to its basics and invented a mathematical metal which makes everyone else look wimpy. Although you won’t be hearing them on the radio, go see them live and you’ll be queuing round […]

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The Occasional Diaries Of Werner Herzog

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By Simple Kid in Cool Websites on Tuesday 25 September 2007

The Occasional Diaries Of Werner Herzog is a spoof online diary for German film director, Werner Herzog. Although they’re all fiction, I enjoy reading them as much as if they were genuine.

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Simon Singh

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By Simple Kid in New Trends on Monday 24 September 2007

I was given a book as a youngster called ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem‘ and ever since have kept an eye (or two) on the writing of Simon Singh. He loves all things mathematical and has a canny way of making it understandable and relative to his readers. For instance, did you know that if you take […]

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