I am in the outskirts of Amsterdam, looking for the studio of Dutch artist Krijn De Koning.
Sandy Nelson didn't intend to be a comedian, even if he did spend 14 years on the stand-up circuit.
A FIGURE sits on a bench, so calmly still that you're almost tricked into believing that Helka Kaski is a sculptural part of the Every Day exhibition in GoMA's ground-floor gallery.
Crime And Punishment Fydor Dostoyevsky's classic novel about ex-student Raskolnikov's murder of a pawnbroker was originally serialised in 12 parts.
David Greig's stock couldn't be higher at the moment, what with the multi-million-pound Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical, with a book by Greig and directed by Sam Mendes, currently going through previews at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane before the critics get their say later this month.
At the tail end of last year, I interviewed veteran painter Derek Clarke on the eve of his 100th birthday.
The 175th birthday this year of the Scots-born environmentalist and pioneering ecologist John Muir may have been one of the reasons for the designation of 2013 as The Year of Natural Scotland, but it is unlikely that the fact has impinged on the consciousness of all but those whose lives already include a familiarity with the Dunbar man's work.
Like many people, I always had a sneaking respect for Woody Allen's contrary refusal to grace the Oscars with his presence on the basis that the Academy would persist in holding them on the one day in the week when he had a regular gig playing jazz clarinet in a New York bar.