I caught up with Tom Robbins to hear more about the musical adaptation of one of his novels, and found him as nimble as ever as we wound up in a wide-ranging conversation about storytelling, God, creativity, language, laughter, and politics. What follows is Part 1 of a 2-part interview
Danny Goldberg’s new book “In Search of the Lost Chord,” an antidote to 2017, introduces us to inspiring political and artistic good examples, and bad ones whose mistakes we can learn from, like a guide to people, events and culture worthy of further research.
Saturday March 25th marks the fourth year of the Conscious Concert event, held in Dublin city. I spoke to Enda Donnellan, one of its organisers, about its origins and what makes it different from more conventional concerts and seminars.
Just as the folklore-fueled punk of the Pogues obliterated boundaries of time and distance for me, the D. I. Y. movement tore down the walls I’d assumed stood between pro and amateur, between artist and audience.
Wherever you have a secret, that is where you are vulnerable. I learned to move toward the vulnerability, instead of retreating from it. By becoming vulnerable intentionally, through the effort of honesty and openness, we become strong.