The completion of a project is rarely accompanied by fireworks or applause but usually an email confirmation or the handing over of a piece of work to an administrator. The completion of a project is often weirdly anti-climatic, especially when the end takes so many tweaks and is all too often nearly-finished. I’ve been here … More COMPLETED!!!
‘Soph’s making a film Andy,’ said my brother to my Uncle as we sat waiting for my cousin Charlie to turn up to her wedding (there was a delay, official story is it was to do with her sister Alice’s hair). ‘So you’re in commerce now?’ replied Uncle Andy. ‘No, I’m making it with a … More ‘You’re in commerce now’
Sharing your work is the worst. You want people to watch what you have made/read your publications/pay attention but the process of putting it out there and waiting for the feedback is flesh crawlingly awkward. Think about every time you got some work returned at school that you were really proud of or worked hard … More Feeling Naked
A watched kettle never boils and a refreshed inbox does not produce a first cut yadayadayada, but if you were told you were going to be sent the first cut of your film this week would you carry on writing an academic article or keep refreshing the inbox? Exactly. But the wait is over and … More 1st Cut is here – eeekk!
Editor Kant, Director Leanne, and Translator Kwame are speedily working away on the edit, which means I need to turn my attention to new things-i-didnt-envisage-me-doing-this-time-last-year (an occasional series) but need to get on with – music for the film! We need a bangin bongo flava tune for the film, so… Are you an … More I need some FLAVA!
You know you need a break when you start thinking there is wisdom to be found in Donald Rumsfeld. As the holiday season is upon us and I am trying to wrap up as much as possible before going on leave, it is Rumsfeld’s idea of known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns that are … More Known Unknowns
In the same way as everyone is a fan of Beyonce I am a fan of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie so I watched her TED talk on the single story. If you haven’t seen it, check it out, if you can’t be bothered the basic premise is there is there are no single stories in the … More A Single Story and Everything is Awesome!
Chips mayai is a classic Tanzanian street food and also, in my opinion, and underutilised cure for hangover/broken heart/bad week/good week in the rest of the world. It is chips in an omelette, sometimes topped with pili pili or tomato sauce and chopped tomatoes and onions. A good stall will ask you how runny or … More Tupac, Marion Cotillard and Chips Mayai
Charles, Leanne and Nkwabi The Tanzania College of Arts was established in Bagamoyo 1981 as a centre of excellence to promote drama, music and dance in Tanzania. Never to overlook a portentous sign, 1981 was also the year I was born so I decided this must be love before I even entered the main building. … More A TaSUBa Gem