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Posted By Sandra Alland
 

Tonight is the last Cachín Cachán Cachunga for a while, and should be a good one! Zorras are playing, and also launching Issue 2 of their zine-like-entity, Maricon. Hand-painted by Y. Josephine, and featuring poetry by Josephine and me. Only 50 in existence! 

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Also featuring poetry, dance and film art by Karen Miranda Augustine, Sophie Mayer, Evi Tsiligaridou, and Lily. The Street, 2 Picardy Place, 8:30pm. Only 2 pounds!

xo


 
Posted By Sandra Alland

My friend Spirit Synott dances sooooooooooooooo good!

www.youtube.com/watch

And Ma Li and Zhai Xiaowei are tremendous, despite the slightly cheesy music!

www.youtube.com/watch

And I'm obsessed with beatboxing lately... check these out!

www.break.com/index/insanely-talented-beatboxing-kid.html

And to change it up a bit -- a beatboxing girl!

www.youtube.com/watch

And the hottest guy right now, from France -- Joseph Poolpo!

www.youtube.com/watch

And the beatboxing FLAUTIST!

www.youtube.com/watch

xoxoxo


 
Posted By Sandra Alland

Well, it's still touch and go as to whether there will be a summer in Edinburgh this year... last night was freezing again, but today seems promising...

In other news, I must whinge a bit more about the shoddiness of the National Health Service, particularly the Department of Rheumatology at the Western Hospital -- who booked me for an appointment in May (after a 3-month wait) and then sent me a letter saying I had missed an appointment in April (that I never had) and therefore was kicked off the waiting list and had to be referred all over again. When I phoned they admitted their mistake, but refused to give me another appointment and insisted I must go back to my doctor and start again anyway. Sometimes I really wonder about Scotland... especially this strange business of communicating only by letters (which almost always contain incorrect data). The phone was invented quite a while ago friends...

In continuing NHS rage, one of my many shoddy doctors (avoid the Toll Cross Health Clinic) recently told me he is qualified to give acupuncture under the NHS. How cool is that? (I thought.) But when I arrived he informed me the acupuncture had to take place in 5 minutes (impossible) and then proceeded to just shove needles into "where it hurts the most." My ankles were bleeding, and remained swollen and bruised for three days. Plus, the guy was supposed to write me a prescription during my visit, but had me leave the room and come back so he could double-bill for two visits! Sneaky. And freaky.

In better news, I saw a lovely show that's on into June at The Owl and Lion Gallery in Grassmarket. It's called Story Motel, and features over 50 hand-made artists' books. There is some stellar stuff there, and most of it you can read on the spot if you want. Though there are plenty you'll want to buy!

Also caught the cracking Raise Your Hem at the fabulous Itsy Kabarett on Friday at Voodoo Rooms. Despite one homophobic comic (I started to heckle him but he was bombing so well on his own I just let it happen...), it was a lovely night, with loads of steamy burlesque. The Itsy folk just keep doing it better and better.

What more? Oh yes, Y and I got treated to L'empreinte de l'ange (The Mark of an Angel) at The Filmhouse yesterday. Safy Nebbou's film about the true story of a woman who becomes convinced someone else's daughter is her dead child is surprisingly good (I say this because at the beginning it seems like a stereotypical psycho flick). Catherine Frot is stellar as the lead, and kudos to Nebbou for creating a taut thriller without falling into tired old traps.

In still other news, Zorras have finished recording our first CD, thanks to the lovely and talented Andy Duncan! More on that soon. Today we are off with the dashing and talented E, to take some foppish pics.

xoxoxo


 
Posted By Sandra Alland

Go to www.youtube.com/stumblintongues to see a video medley of Zorras at the April Cachín Cachán Cachunga at The Street in Edinburgh. Many thanks to the amazing Evi Tsiligaridou, who will be showing her fantastic film Viktor and The Wolf at the May 31st Cachín Cachán Cachunga.

xo


 
Posted By Sandra Alland

Oh my gawd. I just got the best job ever. I'm going to be a resident artist at the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art and Trongate 103 in Glasglow! For six months I will work on my weird multimedia stuff and do shows and community outreach and artist's talks as part of Sh[OUT]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 


 

 

 
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