Tuesday, September 12, 2006

'Time to open your eyes now...'

'Cheri Bibi'
Max Ernst
"Mr Hemingway says a lot of things I don't understand," Matilda said to her. "Especially about men and women. But I loved it all the same. The way he tells it I feel I am right there on the spot watching it all happen."
"A fine writer will always make you feel that," Mrs. Phelps said. "And don't worry about the bits you can't understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music."
"I will, I will."
From: 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl.
['The old man and the sea' by Ernest Hemingway]
Earlier tonight I read a half-chapter to Middle Son to get him off to sleep and the above passage, really, said it all.
So, let it wash around you.
Especially 'Snowfall'.
'Hello, hello I called too late...'
Invincible - 'Venus on the rise' (3.31) [mp3] from 'Venus'.
Kitchens of Distinction - 'Remember me?' (4.43) from 'Cowboys and Aliens'.
Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd - 'Snowfall' (6.30) [mp3] from 'Mysterious Skin' soundtrack.
Top of the pops...
Roald Dahl - 'Matilda' [buy here]
Visit Max Ernst (1891-1976).
'Mysterious Skin' soundtrack [buy here]
"Great art picks up where nature ends."
Marc Chagall