Archive for July, 2013

Resisting the call of the Edinburgh Fringe

Posted in artist development, festival, networking, producing on July 29, 2013 by danbaker83

Flyering in the rain - an oft-familiar sight

So, it’s that time of the year when thousands upon thousands of “pathologically self-absorbed bastards” descend on Edinburgh for the festival season. Normally I’d be heading north, or at least making plans to; this year, however, I won’t be making the journey. Considering the last time I headed up I ended up sleeping on a park bench, I’m kinda glad that I’ve decided to forgo the festivities this year.

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Re. Michael Simkins’ Guardian blog

Posted in Uncategorized on July 24, 2013 by danbaker83

*Updated – I’ve read over this again and have made a couple of additions where I’ve thought about things a bit more, or where I thought perhaps I wasn’t as clear as I wanted to be.  I’ve italicised the amendments, in case you want to follow my train of thought as it has developed*

Firstly, I’d like to state that I might a) change this or b) delete it completely at some point.  This is a pretty immediate reaction to a blog and, subsequently, there are certain parts of this I feel uncomfortable about writing for personal reasons, but I’ll post it now because I think it’s relevant and important at the present time.

The Guardian blog by Michael Simkins about the relationship between depression and acting – following on from Paul Bhattacharjee and Corey Monteith’s death – has irritated me a little.  I write this somewhat reluctantly due to the nature of what’s being discussed – and want to keep it brief – but feel it’s worth putting this out there due to the circumstances.

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