Archive for the ‘Open mic’ Category

Last chance to get the Moogieman Xmas CD single

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

There are a few copies left of the Moogieman CD single, My Origami Christmas Tree. There will be a chance to pick one up tonight at Catweazle, or over the next few days.

The single comes wrapped in an origami cover and includes a DIY kit to make your own origami Christmas tree with high quality Japanese paper.

The history of the Kaddiska Mu Stellar club part 3

Monday, November 4th, 2013

It was the Catweazle Club’s 19th anniversary recently so here is the next episode in my continuing saga, The history of the Kaddiska Mu-Stellar Club (see also The history of the Kaddiska Mu-Stellar Club: Part 2).

In the last few years it has become something of a tradition (albeit a tradition invented and observed by me alone) to recount excerpts from the history of the Kaddiska Mu Stellar Club, an open mic on the planet Oxford in the Sopdet binary star system. (more…)

Night of the living books

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Moogieman plays the dragon - by Laura Knowles

So, the last In The Spotlight – the boutique semi-open variety night at the Albion Beatnik Bookstore, run by Moogieman and Lewis Newcombe – coincided with World Book Night.

‘What’s World Book Night?’ I hear you ask, ‘and is it related to World Book Day?’ Normally you’d expect the night to immediately follow, apart from some unspecified but certainly brief twighlight period, the day.

Christmas In the Spotlight

Monday, December 17th, 2012

In The Spotlight - presenting results of the Drawing competition

In The Spotlight - Awkard Actors improv number

In The Spotlight - Lewis Necombe vs Marcel Proust

You may have heard rumours about a monthly variety night at the Albion Beatnik Bookstore in Jericho, run by Moogieman and Lewis Newcombe, where there is not only a mix of spoken word and musical performances but also regular improvised acting slots and even, it is whispered, a drawing competition. (more…)

Presidential election in the spotlight

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Right, so first I should probably mention that along with my compadre Lewis Newcombe I’ve been putting on a variety night called In The Spotlight. This takes place monthly on a Tuesday in the Albion Beatnik Bookstore and incorporates music, poetry, storytelling and improv acting. There’s also a regular drawing competition. More on this later …

For this month’s Spotlight I wrote an election-themed poem in honour of the world’s most important democractic constest (more…)

The history of the Kaddiska Mu-Stellar Club: Part 2

Friday, October 26th, 2012

It’s been another year and yesterday it was the Catweazle Club’s anniversary again – the legendary Oxford open mic has now been going for over 18 years. I decided to honour the occasion with a continuation of the story I wrote for last year’s anniversary: the history of the Kaddiska Mu-Stellar Club, an open mic on the planet Oxford in the Sopdet binary star system. (more…)

Moogieman and Vincent Lynch in Ilford HP5

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Moogieman and Vincent Lynch

Unfortunately, the busier I am with gigs and presentations on Skylab (such as the recent Pecha Keucha for Art Is Just A Word at the Oxford Hub) the less time I have for this site and for photography. However, I managed to find time last night to develop a roll of Ilford HP5 400 ASA that’s been sitting on my desk for a few weeks.

Hidden amongst the silver halide particles were some delightful shots from George’s Jamboree of Music, Comedy and Poetry Possibly from January, including a few of Moogieman and Vincent Lynch. (more…)

The history of the Kaddiska Mu-Stellar Club

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Last Thursday was the 17th anniversary of Oxford’s legendary Catweazle Club. This is a semi-prose poem I wrote specially for the occasion.

There is an open mic.
There is an open mic in Oxford.
The planet Oxford that orbits the Sopdet binary star system in the western arm of the Eesar galaxy.
Today, the Kaddiska Mu-Stellar Club is 17,000 years old and is thought by many to be the longest-running open mic in the local cluster.
Or at least this side of the Chiltern nebula.

Moogieman messes about on boats once again

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Rhiannon Kelly provides flute accompaniment to the flotilla

Saturday’s naval engagement, Flotilla Thrilla 2, passed off without serious incident save some fine performances on and next to the River Cherwell.

As predicted, the weather was gloriously cloudy but rain held off, making it a somewhat drier event than the first waterborne open mic put on by moogieman.

Stuart Wigby kicked off proceedings (more…)

Flotilla Thrilla: D-day minus 4

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

I’ll take you out on a lazy afternoon.
We’ll fish for trout and I’ll show you my harpoon.
And in my boating blazer on the back of a punt,
I’ll act so lackadaisical I won’t seem such a …

The countdown begins to Flotilla Thrilla 2: the second waterborne open mic extravaganza organised by Moogieman this year.