On Friday I travelled through to Edinburgh for a Q&A event with the great Armistead Maupin. He was brilliant, of course. Us punters could have listened to his chat all night. When they opened it up to questions I asked, now that he had completed the Tales Of The City novels and written his memoirs, if there were going to be any more stories. He said - yes a contemporary Tales Of The City series had been commission by Netflix and Laura Linney (brilliant in Ozark) would be involved (cheers and claps ensued). I'm in.
When he asked for a selfie how could I refuse. (kidding)
On Sat I saw La Traviata. Another belting Scottish Opera production.
Last week I saw a preview of Downsizing.
High concept - sure (fancy retiring to a community where everyone is 6 inches tall including you?). But also kind of great. Review ends.
On TV I've been digging The End of the F***ing World (Très stylish, snappy and watchable) and also Ken Burns's Vietnam doc on BBC 4 (here's a good New Yorker piece on the man himself).
In other news you can pre-order my "Hamilton Mausoleum Suite" on CD/LP/Download here.
In Music-For-TV-World, 3 episodes of "Best Laid Plans" have been transmitted. 7 more to go. I'm off to compose myself.