All articles by: Cary Gee

Cabaret: Trucker in a tight fit

Published: March 11, 2018
Written by Cary Gee

Dina Martina: Creme de la Dregs Soho Theatre, London Looking like a trucker who has been poured into a mini dress and forgotten to say ‘when’, Dina Martina would be …

Books: Face of a cultural revolution

Published: March 9, 2018
Written by Cary Gee

The Story Of The Face: The Magazine That Changed Culture by Paul Gorman Thames and Hudson. £34.95 My adolescence, like everyone else’s, was punctuated by a series of discoveries, an …

Books: Bowie – changing you forever

Published: March 3, 2018
Written by Cary Gee

David Bowie: A Life by Dylan Jones Penguin Random House £20 If there was one constant in the life of David Bowie it was change. He was Chameleon, Corinthian, Comedian …

Books: Echoes of the ancients

Published: February 6, 2018
Written by Cary Gee

Why Dylan Matters by Richard F Thomas William Collins £12.99 In her 1974 song ‘Diamonds and Rust’, Joan Baez sang of Bob Dylan, ‘You, who are so good with words …

Theatre: Once more with feeling

Published: February 4, 2018
Written by Cary Gee

Everyone’s Talking About Jamie Apollo Theatre, London Based on a BBC documentary, Jamie, Drag Queen at 16, Everyone’s Talking about Jamie, with music by Dan Gillespie Sells, frontman of chart …

Books: Pretending it’s something it’s not

Published: January 29, 2018
Written by Cary Gee

China In Drag: Travels With A Cross Dresser by Michael Bristow Sandstone Press. £8.99 If asked to identify the embodiment of the post-Maoist Chinese revolution, you might not necessarily think …

Books: Rise and fall of punk’s forebears

Published: January 26, 2018
Written by Cary Gee

Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg Faber & Faber £20 As Britain emerged from post-war rationing and Elvis Presley emerged from the swamps of …

Music: Revisiting Britten’s parable

Published: January 17, 2018
Written by Cary Gee

Curlew River London, St Bartholomew the Great Composed in 1964, Curlew River is the first of Benjamin Britten’s three Church Parables to a libretto by William Plomer, and based on …

Out And About

Published: January 14, 2018
Written by Cary Gee

It’s lucky Jesus didn’t have the misfortune to be born in Windsor. If he had, then as a traveller, whose (unmarried) parents found themselves temporarily homeless and seeking shelter where …

Out And About

Published: December 21, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Jeremy Corbyn’s success in the general election was not just a triumph for all those who believe in a fairer society, it was, above all, a triumph for authenticty. At …

Vox Pop: Jeremy’s Christmas Stocking

Published: December 20, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

What ‘gifts’ should Jeremy Corbyn put in his general election manifesto in order to achieve the 3.57% swing he needs to form the next government? And what gift would you …

A love of music rendered indigestible

Published: December 8, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Why We Love Music by John Powell John Murray £9.99 How much of your day has been spent listening to music? You’re probably thinking not a lot. But according to …

Out And About

Published: November 22, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Last Friday, while trying to enjoy my first drinks party of the season, I was approached by a chap I had met only briefly, once before, while campaigning in the …

Out And About

Published: November 15, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

To Let. Double room in shared house. All mod cons; including washing machine, fitted kitchen and garden. 5 minutes walk to the Central Line. £600 per calendar month. No pets. …

Books: Rock ‘n’ roll reminiscences

Published: November 14, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

A Fast Ride Out Of Here by Pete Way Constable £20   Lucky Man by Greg Lake Constable £20   There are rock musicians who live to play, and those …

Music: New purveyors of old school rock

Published: November 8, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Sticky St Moritz Club, Soho, London Remember leaving your school uniform in a carrier bag, in the coatcheck of a dank basement club, before heading downstairs to enjoy a classic-rock …