Jun 15 2023
Episode 138: New Paul Simon Album; Little Richard Documentary; Magna Carta Update; Richard E Grant on love and death
Graham discusses Paul Simon's new magnum opus, Seven Psalms, versus Ed Sheeran's Subtract, and ponders Simon then and now. Charles wonders how Simon's veteran work stands up against Bob Dylan’s latest recordings.Charles catches Little Richard: I Am Everything at City Screen Picturehouse, York, wherein documentary maker Lisa Cortes states his case to be the true King of Rock‘n’Roll. Is she right?Graham updates on Chris Simpson's cult band Magna Carta and their putative link to a new Guy Ritchie film about Swinging Sixties London that never happened. Look out for a new Magna Carta compilation on Repertoire Records, by the way.Charles reviews Richard E. Grant on tour at the Grand Opera House, York, York, promoting his latest book, A Pocketful Of Happiness, and Graham considers whether Grant is a link to a bygone screen age when actors had charm and raconteur skills.