Thursday, May 17, 2007

Street 14 - Ingenue

Once again a late night snap disappoints on the reproduction front.However, i hope you can see the little progress I have made since yesterdays post. The reduced time working today has been due to a trip into town to pick up prints which have been mounted for sale and an attempt to find a new book to read. Did i tell you I am a voracious reader?..I have always had a book of some sort on the go since around 1980...today my search was futile...but I take a lot of recommendations from 'Amazon' which I find the reviews to be most helpful. I've just reached the end of probably one of the most 'visually' inspiring writes ..'The God Of Small Things' by Arundathi Roy is a rich and vivid portrait of the relationships within a family in India...recommended to me by PS of 'Just A Mother Of Two' . wonderfully written and worth a re-read someday.

Today I was looking for 'A History Of Love' by Nicole Krauss ( I've ordered it from Amazon now) which seems like my kind of book. I need a book which moves my spirit and emotions..I have not read anything which has so far moved me as much as 'The Time Travellers Wife'..but my search continues....

Now a confession..Those who know me will testify to my dislike of 'Country And Western' music. I hate sugary sweet twangy warbling about dogs and blankets on the ground. But..(and this is a big but)..I am moved by the deep and emotional music of ....( wait for it!)....KD Lang. Ever since I heard the breathless desire of 'Constant Craving' her voice has haunted me. Melodramatic?..Me?...yes probably..Romantic?..definatly!..KD has the ability to weave the heartfelt desire and longing hat every human will connect to . My old colleague Vicky Schofield who introduced me to her music would be pleased to know that I bought today a copy of 'Ingenue'...I am now deep in the most moving and beautiful of human expression which is the voice of love and truth. Perhaps I'll find a 'Youtube' bit to post sometime..until then..whatever you do..listen to your heart!

6 comments:

Devil Mood said...

In music, as in books, I need something that moves me too, I don't care what kind of music it is, what genre, if it's sang by a cool person or a donkey..as long as it means something to me. So I understand what you mean.
I loved those siblings in the God of Small Things :)

Niall said...

DM..you are a romantic too I guess?..as for the Donkey...surely you don't measn Rod Stewart?

Al said...

It is so great to hear you full of passion for both music and books! They are the loves of my life!! I am listening to Blue by Joni Mitchell and a collection by Nina Simone at the moment.. Going to switch soon as potentially bit depressing. I an reading one of Allan Bennets books at the moment along with a book by an author ive never read before called Wallace Stegner. it is my choice for the book group i ggo to. I am struggling to find time to read, so only managing small chunks. I am also trying to practice Satie's gymnopedie number one, on the piano and knit a tank top! Have diarised the Cromford exhibition. I cant wait to see your latest works in the flesh. Hope it is all going well.

Niall said...

AL:..I love the Gymnopedies by Satie..there's something very special about the music being written about htat time..Debussy, Ravel, it all ties in with the Impressionist art movement aswell..Debussy called his orchestral work 'Tone Poems'..says it all doesn't it?

Devil Mood said...

lol no, I didn't. I prefer the Donkey. ;)

Ps said...

Yes--I could relate to everything in the book--as I am from kerala, the place where the book is set.Am amazed you could connect.The book is moving but sad at the same time.And I did feel a bit sick when i finished it!