Last night I saw a performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch
at the Moore. It blew me away. I love the film, and I was wondering how it would translate to a stage show, because I'd never seen it before. It's so different an experience from the movie, but super-engaging, the actor who played Hedwig was amazing, and without the imagery of the cinematic version, it still has the same wit and sadness. My favorite Hedwig
quote... One day in the late mid-'80s, I was in my early late 20s, I had just been dismissed from university after delivering a brilliant lecture on the aggressive influence of German philosophy on rock 'n' roll entitled
You, Kant, Always Get What You Want. At 26, my academic career was over, I had never kissed a boy, and I was still sleeping with Mom. The search for my other half, on my side of the wall, had proved futile....Such were the thoughts flooding my tiny head on the day that I was...sunning myself in an old bomb crater I had discovered near the Wall. I am naked, facedown, on a piece of broken church, inhaling a fragrant westerly breeze. My God, I deserved a break today.
Today I saw Leos Carax's new movie, Holy Motors
. It was so good. Impossible to describe. Bizarre, perfect, beautiful... But must be seen.
For some reason I've had "Scarborough Fair" stuck in my head all day.