Music

Baxter Dury

Who?

The son of English Rock & Roll singer Ian Dury.

What?

Baxter thought it’d be too obvious to follow his dad’s footsteps into music, but we’re glad he changed his mind.

Sounds like…

His dad, weirdly enough. Sex & Drugs &… you get the idea. Cocaine Man from his 2005 album “Floor Show” is the editor’s favourite.

Where can I listen?

His critically acclaimed album “Happy Soup” was released in 2011, and he’s rounding off his first UK tour with a gig in Victoria Park, London, on the 2nd of June.

Film

Sabrina (1954)

Who?

Not the teenage witch, silly. Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden, with Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard) directing.

What?

Bogart and Holden are the mega-rich Larrabee brothers of Long Island, with Bogart as the “all work” and Holden as the “all playboy”, and both of them falling for the charms of Sabrina (Hepburn), the daughter of the family chauffeur.

Looks like…

Old films are often the best.

Literature

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Who?

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

What?

The world’s going to end next Saturday, just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that an angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist…

Looks like…

Armageddon could be a laugh.

Where can I find it?

Members of the English Society at Swansea University are taking part in World Book Night on April 23rd. The editor of The Siren picked Good Omens as her book to give away, so if you’re around campus the next day, you might get a free copy.

Events

Stig of the Dump @ Sink, Sin City

Who?

“An artist with a huge reputation for no holds barred delivery.”

What?

That’s what we said. Apparently he’s “more than just a battle MC” which must mean something. We just don’t know what. Looks pretty awesome though.

When?

Sink, 10pm, February 4th at Sin City.

How do I get in?

Student card + £3

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