I have taken up the sitar and one day hope to be able to play like this. Raag Bhopali, by one of the greatest — and most humble — masters of 20th century sitar. It is an early evening raga. Listen to it on headphones with your eyes closed. You may find yourself losing all sense of space and time as it takes you off on an inner journey.
The House Is Full Of Yogis has been optioned by the production companies EOne and Potboiler for a television adaptation.
Or rather, it will be. BBC Drama has optioned The House Is Full Of Yogis for a four-part mini series of one-hour episodes. But who will play my mum? (Cher is not available).
Father Nev, the Brahma Kumari, responds to The House Is Full Of Yogis.
Friday 6 June: Stoke Newington Literary Festival, 8.30pm
Thursday 12 June: Rye Books, Peckham, 7pm
Saturday 30 June: The Crow’s Nest, The Park at Glastonbury Festival, 12.30pm
24-27 July: Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall
14-17 August, The Green Man Festival, Glanusk, Wales
Saturday 30 August: The Woodland Library at End Of The Road, Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset, 1pm
5-7 September: Festival Number Six, Portmeirion, Wales
An interview with the overlord of Purple funk
PRINCE INTERVIEW: MOJO APRIL 14
“Minneapolis is cold. Haven’t you heard?”
This is included on the new Soul Jazz compilation Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society
The only single by Islington, London’s masters of self-lacerating punk rock, with a surprising admission of love for BBC newscaster Angela Rippon. The summer of 76 never sounded so desperate.