near Crickhowell, Wales
My top ten performances at Green Man this year, in no particular order:
Laura Lexx – This Brighton-based comedian explained to us why netball is a practical joke being played on all girls. She enlightened us, in side splitting fashion, as to how sexual stereotypes are reinforced at primary school. Why do boys (“outy genitals”) get to play football, whilst girls (“inny genitals”) get to play a game with a confusing number of lines, little interaction, the need to wear bibs and which also provides few chances of being able to strike up a conversation about it down the pub later in life?
Hurray For The Riff Raff – With a set comprising songs almost exclusively from this year’s excellent “The Navigator”, their lead singer, Alynda Segarra, was in great voice. They finished with Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark”. According to Segarra, he’s the only boss she listens to.
Billy Bragg in conversation with Anita Sethi – Promoting his new book “Roots, Radicals And Rockers: How Skiffle Changed The World” we were treated to various tales, including why John Peel invited Bragg to come to dinner with him and Lonnie Donegan » Continue Reading.