Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Meeting Orlando Bloom

I did a double-take walking down the street to work - Orlando Bloom! That was in August, during the festival when all sorts come to Edinburgh, so it is perfectly possible. But I've seen him several times over the last few months - not Orlando Bloom, but an uncanny similarity. I told my work colleagues that the next time I saw him, I was going to stop him in the street and tell him he looks like Orlando Bloom! "Are you sure you want to do that?" they said. "He's the spitting image!" I replied. "He could be making money on the side as an Orlando Bloom lookalike."

Well today I went into Edinburgh Arts & Picture Framers and there he was, behind the counter! So I had a good look at him. And do you know what?

He looks nothing like Orlando Bloom.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

I haven't posted recently for a couple of reasons. One is I've been felled by general lurgy (also known as that deadly strain, Influenza Testostero). The other is that my time has been absorbed in rehearsals, meaning trips have been few and far between, despite the beautiful weather recently. I've written music and will be performing it for amateur dramatics group the Edinburgh Grads in their production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. What? But there isn't music in Julius Caesar! Well, there is now. I am sure that if there were drums, keyboards, bass, electric guitar and four part harmonies in Shakey's time he'd had scripted them in.

Come and see the show, from Tuesday 26 November - Saturday 30 November, at Adam House, Chambers St, Edinburgh, at 19:30!