After seeing Treasure Island for the first time in a full stage production I was more than ever convinced that we don't need the angel Clarence from that beloved old Jimmy Stewart movie to remind us that it can be a wonderful life.
"How dare you?" No one actually said that, when I told them I was writing a sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, but I could see lots of people thinking it. How dare I interfere with an acknowledged masterpiece? How dare I imply it was somehow incomplete?
If you live in San Francisco and you're into music, Treasure Island Music Festival is on the brink of something really great. Unlike most festivals, it feels attainable and not overly jam-packed people or artist-wise.