Two Big Egos in a Small Car

Episode 90: Bono and The Edge Play Ukraine; Karl Culley Returns to Harrogate for Charm Gig; Pretentious Documentary The Velvet Queen; What Happens When Critics Change Their Mind?; Messums Gallery Closes

May 14, 2022 Graham Chalmers and Charles Hutchinson Season 2 Episode 90
Two Big Egos in a Small Car
Episode 90: Bono and The Edge Play Ukraine; Karl Culley Returns to Harrogate for Charm Gig; Pretentious Documentary The Velvet Queen; What Happens When Critics Change Their Mind?; Messums Gallery Closes
Show Notes

After a weather sabotaged attempt to record this podcast, Charles and Graham regroup in time to discuss the underground appearance of U2's Bono and The Edge in Kyiv as a show of rock solidarity. Graham previews his forthcoming Charm Gig in support of Harrogate Theatre's restoration fund featuring the Harrogate return of singer songwriter, Karl Culley. Charles, responding to Arifa Akbar's article in The Guardian, looks at critics' willingness to change their mind about a show or release on second acquaintance. Graham wonders if the French-made The Velvet Queen is the most pretentious nature documentary ever made, then reports on the quiet demise of Messums' Harrogate gallery after only a year. This prompts the duo to reflect on the floral town's attraction to brands more likely to be found in cities around the world