Friday, March 15, 2019

RUKA (The Hand) (CZE/1965) Jiří Trnka

Jiri Trnka's last animation "The Hand". It is better on the big screen of course. What a beautiful piece.

Music:  ↷ Beach House still humming through me. ↶

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It's always worthwhile going to see a band live.
I'm coming to terms with the fact that I will miss J. Mascis' and Jeff Tweedys' AU gigs.

Also coming to terms with my propensity to procrastinate!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

3 for 1


Trying to find the right melody. That's what was happening before Christmas. Trying three different song melodies for one set of lyrics... I don't remember ever having tried this before with song writing.  In that I complete the whole song, very very roughly, and nail the melody and hook if there is one... Perhaps I didn't need to? Working on these songs comes in fits and starts. I always get to a point where I have to leave the song where it is, to simmer for a few weeks, then come back for a fresh 'hear'. This is where I really miss and need Cam, Cris and Ted. The fuel's all there, they just know(knew) how to ignite it.

Went to see Beach House on Friday night. Garnered some joy from that. I'm still listening to the Oh Hellos.

I dropped the comic for a few months. (Dropped in the old fashioned sense.) Inspiration shifted and I got sick of struggling with my drawings. Bruce has another week up his sleeve apparently. Perhaps I can economise my style and not care about the shizzle that comes out of my pen.