Richard Jobson & Martin Metcalfe. The Speed Of Life
SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2018
Richard Jobson (The Skids) + Martin Metcalfe (Filthy Tongues/Goodbye Mr McKenzie)
+ The Speed Of Life + A Love Letter To David Bowie
+ Q And A And Book Signing
Richard Jobson & Martin Metcalfe – Spoken word,music,song & Q&A. Skids frontman & film director Richard Jobson reads passages from his acclaimed new sci-fi novel ‘Speed Of Life’ with a musical landscape provided by Filthy Tongues Maestro Martin Metcalfe.
Two aliens visit Earth in search of the secret of human creativity. They’ve already received broadcast from Earth on their own distant planet. They’ve identified what they think is the best example of a creative human. His name is David Bowie. Richard’s heartfelt love letter to David Bowie is brought to life in form of two aliens Their names are Green & Blue. Their search for Bowie, their observations about humanity and it’s strange habit of ‘creating’ are a joy to read.
The Speed of Life is both an examination of the intangible relationship between creator and fan, the loved and the lovers, and a quiet meditation on the inexplicable power of music. Richard & Martin will also perform some unplugged songs from the Skids back catalogue plus a few of their co-writes from the recent UK top 30 Skids LP ‘Burning Cities’ Don’t miss this unusual and enthralling performance.