October 22, 2013
In this Issue:
There is nothing quite as magical in the comedy world as light-footed Dave Callan dancing Beyonce’s All the Single Ladies. In fact, this comedian, who started off spoofing the pop act, found himself quite the dancer, and in the end learnt her entire choreography.
This month we have four reviews from our Echo Drudges bookshelves – Rainbow Mars by Larry Niven from Mungo, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho from Jules, Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre from Simon, and The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ Philip Pullman from David.
Ian McEwan is perhaps best known from the film of his novel Atonement, in which Keira Knightley gave one of her more powerful performances. He seems to have a real flair for understanding his female characters and this is on show again in Sweet Tooth.
If you ever wonder why people read or write horror fiction, or want some signposts to the good stuff, then Stephen King’s 1981 book Danse Macabre is a good place to start.
There is clearly something in the water around Byron Bay, and its not fluoride! A wave of super talented young bands seems to keep washing through. The most recent is Tora.
Yesterday Bluesfest Byron Bay revealed its third round of artists to perform at its 25th Anniversary for 2014. The latest announcement welcomes Bluesfest icon headliner Jack Johnson back to its main stage.
Director Peter Noble said, ‘Many of the greatest of the fraternity of musicians around the world are coming to Bluesfest for our greatest one yet – our 25th.’
A liquor bottleshop development application that was ultimately rejected by the Office of Gaming and Racing is again before Byron Shire Council.
The annual Byron Bay Rugby Sevens was another sensational event at the recreation grounds. Hundreds of players, spectators, families and friends, superheroes, rockstars, and a penguin all converged on the hallowed fields in Marvell Street for the end-of-year cub outing for unionists.
Don Quixote armed with a ukulele – Eitan Ullman, an enigmatic protest singer, embarks on a musical crusade to defend authentic Israeli culture against the twin ravages of consumerism and populism.