Moleskine Exchanges grasped me by the throat...
Monday, December 21, 2009, 05:56 AM - General, Relationships, Music/Books/Film, Art/Design, Illustration, Moleskine, Moleskine Exchanges
I had two moleskines on my desk (one a bit longer than this one), and today, as I have been at home for a few days, (starting to rattle about a bit now), I decided to just put on the album, in this case it was At Home by Avishai Cohen. It was very automatic and hope Marina is happy with it.
moly X71 off with a bang
Monday, July 6, 2009, 09:16 AM - General, Relationships, Music/Books/Film, Moleskine, Moleskine Exchanges, French
I was invited to join the group for Moly X71. We have put in place a rule of ultimate interaction. We are all working through the whole of our books, a little bit here and a little there... set to a piece of music or an album of our choice. Mine is Dominique A's "L'Horizon". We see what everyone comes up with. Have a look at the blog (linked above) if you are intrigued.
chosen for an exhibition in Colette
Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 11:42 AM - General, Relationships, Music/Books/Film, Art/Design, Photography, Lomography
I just received an email telling me that they want to include a photo of mine in an exhibition at Colette in Paris, in conjuction with the Lomography Diana / Colette book launch (I assume).
I can't embed a youtube video but go here to see a little report about it. It is very true it is hard to not walk out of that place without something.
... I miss France sometimes.
This is: a list of my favourite films
Sunday, October 19, 2008, 06:26 PM - General, Relationships, Music/Books/Film
Before I even start here: I have always loved watching films. I was a singing, dancing kind of kid and watched tons of old singing/dancing type movies, but the one I really remember watching a lot was "Tommy". Yes, my parents let me watch that, not just once either.
I remember also watching a series you couldn't get on DVD until recently called The Faerie Tale Theatre. Then there was Labyrinth with David Bowie and The Dark Crystal... moving onto when I was a teenager, it was all The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters and Edward Scissorhands.
I could explain my obsessive movie watching for hours!
Above, what I haven't mentioned: The Year My Voice Broke, The Wings of Desire and although I haven't watched The Royal Tenenbaums a lot, I believe I love it as much as Lost in Translation. I could gush about Tim Burton too, but I'll spare you all.
Bliss by Peter Carey
Saturday, August 23, 2008, 02:18 PM - General, Relationships, Music/Books/Film, Language, English
Peter Carey's hero is a happy innocent; he remembers his childhood as a Vision Splendid, indulges his wife and children, and is universally regarded as a Good Bloke. Then he dies - only for nine minutes, it's a heart attack - and wakes up in Hell. His wife is unfaithful, his partner's a rat, his son pushes drugs, his daughter sells herself, his advertising company promotes products that cause cancer.
Against these torments Carey provides a saviour: hippy Honey Barbara, pantheist, healer, whore. Honey is to Harry as Isis is to Osiris. Together they conquer Hell and retire to the forest where their children inherit the legend of paradise regained...
THE NEW STATESMAN
Peter Carey's Bliss is a book I read a long time ago, just after I left school, and recently re-read to see if my impression of it had changed. I was pleased to realise that it had. I have heard many mixed reactions towards the book despite it's award winning status. It hasn't aged, and is full of Carey's love of the Australian vernacular (sometimes I wonder if anyone else understands what he is talking about outside of Australia), and it actually made me laugh again and cry (at the end), despite knowing the story.
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