Monday, August 07, 2006

queen jewels


Actor Mel Smith said he would smoke a cigar on stage today when he played the part of Winston Churchill. He said that he needed to puff away to make the play 'authentic'. I have never heard such a load of rubbish in a long time. When have you seen a murderer on stage really kill his victim to make the play 'authentic'...the smoking ban is here to stay Mel...maybe you hadn't noticed that 87% of Scotland is now in favour of going out and not getting smoked out!
The Queens Hall is under threat from the Council who seem to be hell bent on closing this fantastic venue and opening up a glass and concrete warehouse in Leith. Thankfully there is a campaign going and such luminaries as Ricky Ross, Donnie Munro and Beth Neilson Chapman are supporting it staying open as one of the best venues in the country.
Ms Chapman says' ..it is one of the most magical places I have ever performed in. In a world filled with franchises and cookie-cutter repetition, the history and vibe of a place like the Queens Hall is a rare treasure. I hope it remains in place as a cultural jewel of a place to hear music'.
I have seen Marianne Faithfull, Nick Cave, Allison Moorer, Dougie McLean, Raul Malo and last but not least Gillian Welch. The venue added to the magic and it would be a crime to see this venue disappear to satisfy the faceless bureaucrats.
If you want to support this great venue you can support the online petition
make your voice count!!!
Allison Moorer How She Does It mp3

2 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Just as a fine frame compliments a well crafted painting. The restoration of old halls here in Dope City are just such valuable frames.

1:43 am  
Blogger countrygrrl said...

wow...well put mr.beer n.hockey...always a shame when the great modernisers actually mean great vandalisers and feel so insecure with what is....any old building that still serves it's purpose seems to me to be worth savign

9:52 pm  

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