Big Fat Fringe Bribe blog 2014: A TED Talk with Clay JW Crowne
Ben Mills buys some valuable exposure with the gift of German pop
This article is from 2014.
Having thoroughly warmed our wrists with our previous bribe, the List staff were ready to pump our fists in the air to some anthemic pop – which is why we were lucky Ben Mills' bribe arrived when it did. Wolfgang Petry is (according to Wikipedia) one of Germany's most successful solo pop acts, and has produced 'more albums than I care to count on Spotify' according to one staffer. Perhaps calling him the German Springsteen would be going slightly too far, but regardless, his powerful hooks and singalong choruses (fun fact: singalong is 'mitsingen' in German) got us through at least five minutes of one sweltering afternoon.
Ben Mills is the director of comedy/storytelling show A TED* Talk with Clay JW Crowne (*not affiliated with TED.com, its members, fellows, organisers, partners, subsidiaries, sponsors or stockholders), which takes place at the Gilded Balloon Teviot from 30 Jul–25 Aug (not 12) at 1.45pm daily.
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