If you’re in London, don’t miss the chance to see this immensely sad and beautiful film at the Terracotta Far East Film Festival. This year the festival is hosting a trio of films in memory of Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui who both passed away in 2003.
I remember first watching Rouge on TV as a kid when it was shown as part of Channel 4’s Chinese Ghost Stories season and I’ve been haunted by its evocation of 1930s Hong Kong ever since.
Here we are in the middle of writing a new song last weekend. Our roles are easy to spot: Tim’s at the computer, Christopher’s fiddling with the keyboard and Mei Yau is getting her camera in everyone’s way!
THE BEAST WITHIN (1982)
Right now in the US, it’s that scary time that comes every 17 years, when swarms of cicadas burst forth after their lengthy gestation. Therefore, it seems fitting to post about this…unique film directed by Franco-Australian B-movie auteur Philippe Mora - a film that we have fondly nicknamed “My Son Is A Teenage Cicada-Boy” (which pretty much sums up what you can expect from this unforgettable movie). For further info and analysis, see here.
NB look out for Meshach Taylor (aka the Mannequin films’ outrageous Hollywood Montrose) in a relatively, erm, straight bit-part.
Why not commemorate Joan Collins’s birthday with a cocktail and a viewing of this classic? Many happy returns Miss C!
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We really want to play live in more places in the future – we haven’t done that many shows outside of London, let alone outside the UK to be honest! Maybe when we finish this new album…
Fantastic, fantastic show last night! It was Gary Wilson’s first ever London gig and it met every expectation I could have dreamed of.
Also probably the most competent band I’ve seen play live.
Work begins in earnest on our next album.
Patricia on film
Here’s the video for our recent single Patricia (still available on 7” from WIAIWYA here). It stars us and was made by us – well, mainly by Tim – and was filmed in West Norwood, South London. Hope you enjoy it, and by all means share it around!
We had dim sum at Yauatcha for the first time today, partly for my birthday but mostly for our visiting friend from Japan.
I’d been curious about Alan Yau’s Michelin-star-rated dim sum restaurant for a long time but a bit sceptical of its fancy menu, not to mention its fancy prices. I have to say that our experience today has certainly upped my standards for dim sum in London! The dishes were lovely and actually not insanely expensive considering the portion sizes.
Here’s Tim with a parma violet macaron.