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Handsome Surrealism

I saw the Handsome Family, aka Brett and Renee Sparks, perform a few years back, and they are both brilliant and the banter between them is hilarious and often surreal. I heard this on a programme based on Grape and Grain, and it made me realise that, though there are a lot of songs about … Continue reading


I heard a live set from the Handsome Family last night – they have – sort of – been described by Griel Marcus as the Beatles of the folk music scene. A lot of their music is about animals and insects, and their live act is at times hilarious, so it is not that surprising … Continue reading