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‘..the word psychology when it is applied to art makes me want to reach for my revolver.’ –John Banville, ‘Making little monsters walk’ (p. 107) Advertisements

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The spindle, the hole, the groove

‘I found romance in the spindle, the hole, the groove, the Capitol Records tower, the word “Decca” and its suggestion of “Mecca,” the deep red of Red Seal labels, the flimsiness of Dynagroove, the drama of records stacked at a … Continue reading

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Nicked this quote from my mate Rob. Something to meditate upon this morning: “Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as it is for the body. Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent … Continue reading

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Koestenbaum and Whitman

More from The Queen’s Throat (p43) , especially for Deen: The listener’s inner body is illuminated , opened up: a singer doesn’t expose her own throat, she exposes the listener’s interior. Her voice enters me, makes me a ‘me,’ an … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Throat

I have been becoming a bit of an opera fag of late, thanks to a certain delightful and generous addict most willing to entice others into this magical world by way of cheap tickets and charming company.  Have not quite … Continue reading

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Honeybuzzard’s Room

‘The room was a crystallization of the personality Honeybuzzard presented to the world. One wall was entirely covered with elaborately detailed sepia and white engravings of corset, bustle and hair restorer advertisement lovingly cut from antique magazines. There was a … Continue reading

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Just do it

Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. – Henry van Dyke

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