Acid-Marxism, Dancing Batman and the Wee Govan Pipers

2015176-fnfkapow0401_thumbBella Postcards: a new (ish) series of micro blogs. A (very) random ‘best of the web’ in under 250 words.

Erik Adams feature review thingy of the new Lego Batman Movie is superb. Riddle me this he asks: “Why doesn’t Batman dance anymore?” with a neat Kapow against dystopian sculpted nipples everywhere.

The Glasgow Film Festival kicks off this week and it looks amazing, concluding with Mad to be Normal starring David Tennant about psychiatrist RD Laing. Writer-director Robert Mullan explains: “In the late 1960s, and throughout the 70s, RD Laing was seen as the high priest of anti-psychiatry and the so-called ‘acid Marxist’ – lauded by supporters for his daring and experimental work with disturbed people. In truth, Laing simply tried harder than other psychiatrists to sympathetically understand the cracked minds of the people who came to see him.”

[You can mug-up on your RD Laing theory of the Emodied Self here if you need to].

See the trailer here:

Also worth looking out for – amongst a great programme – is the Wee Govan Pipers by Paul Cameron and Louise Scott (see below). By contrast does anyone else feel the Aye Write looks tired and predictable, which is kind of sad for such a new festival.


In other news if you want to showcase at Wide Days, Scotland’s phenomenal omusic-business convention, apply here, by Monday (!).

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  1. Patrick says:

    the Wee Govan Pipers
    The best way to maintain alive the spirit of Scotland Nation and hope for Independence.

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