Nil by Mouth Sessions – the gran finale

If day one was all about connecting with the music and letting it take over our senses… yesterday was all about partying and letting our feet do the work. Being a bit of a post-rock obsessive, I’ll be honest; Friday’s session had already delivered everything I was after. Saturday’s line up was just an extra […]


Playlist: getting ready for the Nil By Mouth sessions

It’s the week many have been waiting for as the coming weekend hits all the right  music spots. Following my interviews with Italy’s Eimog and Edinburgh’s Discopolis – not to mention a very well received blog giveaway – it’s time to listen to the real thing. You can get in the mood – like I am […]


Love, lust & Lynching in Fuente Ovejuna


When I read the description of LL&L in FO (I refuse to type the whole damn thing twice), the first thing that struck me was that dreaded phrase: audience participation. Sure, the plot sounded fine and all – a bunch of villagers revolt against their sadistic dictator. Very Colonel Ghaddafi meets Louis de Bernieres, I though […]


Pilot, Malta’s 1st printed steampunk anthology being launched NOW, at Malta Comic Con

Steam Punked Graphic

“Steampunk: a retro-futuristic neo-Victorian sensibility that is being embraced by fiction, music, games, and fashion.” Welcome to a world of weird and wonderful gadgets operating against a totally fictional Victorian setting as a group of Maltese student artists get together to create Pilot, Malta’s first sequential art anthology. As the anthology is being launched […]


Calling all bikers

Engine powered bikes, that is. An acquaintance has asked for my help in spreading the word about an upcoming bikers’ gathering… and it’s all for a good cause! Yep, it’s that time of the year when our thoughts turn to the fund-raising marathon that is L-Istrina. Some of the guys from Paqpaqli ghall-Istrina, the motoring […]


What I learnt from Notte Bianca

Notte Bianca came and went.  The public saw and conquered. Lessons were learnt and fun was had. Those of you expecting an ‘oh woe is us the organisation sucked’ kind of post will be disappointed. As far as I’m concerned it was a job well done, the kind that deserves a pat on the back […]