Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Arty Competition Predictions

Mercury Music Prize. The xx are far too well-established/mainstream to take this so it could well be between Corinne Bailey Rae and Laura Marling - I think Marling'll get it by a nose. However, someone who'd know seems to think that I Am Kloot have it in the bag.

The Turner Prize. Though I failed to get myself into a bookies on the day of the nominations, I still think that Angela de la Cruz will win, despite the smart money being on Susan Philipsz' site specific sonics.

However, I'm not great at this game.

Sir Charles Mackerras 1935 - 2010

Naturally, news of the death of Sir Charles Mackerras just before the weekend has prompted a glut of tributes, prima inter pares of which will be a tribute Prom this coming Sunday.