Gypsy, by British prog rock band Uriah Heep, is one of my favourite songs, so I jumped at the chance to review them at The Studio last night. It turns out they're still writing old-school metal earworms - new songs The Law and Outsider were two of last night's highlights (and Gypsy totally rocked my world). Read my full review on The 13th Floor.
Sometimes on a Friday you're exhausted after work and not sure that you fancy traipsing down to the Kings Arms to check out an 80s pop band. Sometimes it's on these kinds of nights that you have your best musical experiences. Last night was one of those nights. Pseudo Echo's sound is current, fresh, and above all - loud! You can read my review on Marty Duda's 13th Floor website.
My short story Frangipani is going to be published by Headland Literary Journal. I drew upon my own past experience as a cleaner for the story, which has itself now had a spit and polish from the amazing Headland copy editor. i'm so excited I might actually cast off my Dutch / Presbyterian miserliness and shout myself a nice dinner when it comes out.
2023 Burns fellow Kathryn van Beek has an MA from Victoria University Wellington - Te Herenga Waka’s International Institute of Modern Letters. She is a winner of the Mindfood Short Story Competition and the Headland Prize. Her collection of short stories, Pet, is available as a podcast, and her work has also appeared in Overland, takahē, Newsroom, and the Sunday Star-Times. She lives in UNESCO City of Literature Ōtepoti Dunedin with her two rescue cats.