Northern Soul

Blasts from the Furnace

Reviews, features and hot air by Damon Fairclough, a writer based in Liverpool via a long lost Sheffield of the soul.

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner soars again in Liverpool

September 9, 2014 Comments Off on The Kite Runner soars again in Liverpool

A kite doesn’t come alive until it’s licked by the wind. Only then does it make a dash for freedom, bursting towards the sky with an energy that seems to come from within.

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Playing Into the Night

Revolution in the Bedroom at Gallery Oldham

July 31, 2014 Comments Off on Revolution in the Bedroom at Gallery Oldham

The game was startling in its simplicity but my 12-year-old son stared at the screen as if bringing an Airbus in to land.

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Betty Blue Eyes

Betty Blue Eyes: Ham Fare For The Common Man

July 11, 2014 Comments Off on Betty Blue Eyes: Ham Fare For The Common Man

The last few weeks have been hectic for Liverpool’s veterinary community – or the ones qualified to look after puppet animals at any rate.

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Thanks for the Memorex: rewinding the past with Record and Play

June 19, 2014 Comments Off on Thanks for the Memorex: rewinding the past with Record and Play

It’s a comment that was once so common, but is now never heard.

“I’ve made you a tape,” we would say, “a few tracks you might like.”

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