No vanity project

Observer reviews Other Ways of Speaking, the latest offering from Russell Crowe’s band Twenty Odd Foot of Grunts, and is pleasantly surprised. “[W]hat should be an easy target and, on the face of it, bellows ‘vanity project’, largely isn’t either … Crowe has a really good voice. His admiration for Johnny Cash is clear in his beautiful, low tones on near-neighbours ‘Same Person’ and ‘Other Ways of Speaking’ … He sounds just like Elvis Costello on the pleasingly percussive ‘Inside Her Eyes’, and he and Chrissie Hynde swap tendernesses to great effect in close harmony on the duet ‘Never Be Alone Again.'”

 


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Lynley Dodd Reveals Secret of Hairy Maclary

Lynley Dodd Reveals Secret of Hairy Maclary

The influence of Jane Austen on Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy may not be immediately apparent, but it’s there. At least that’s what New Zealander Lynley Dodd said at the opening…