Posts Tagged ‘music’

teenage kicks (ha-ha)

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

“Like a lot of people I thought that the music business was this incredibly money-grabbing, soulless kind of place and it took ten years working at other kinds of things to realise that all industries are like that. That’s just the world of work.”

Interview with Mat Osman, bassist of my darling Suede

Fact is, the first time I listened to Bloodsports I was not immediately impressed. I guess I was afraid of the sentimental high-school reunion style nostalgia, of course it’s great because it’s Suede, therefore I was perhaps listening to it with guarded ears. Then I listened to the thing a second time, then a third, then again, and again, weeks in between, and then a year later it has become so good!!!

Or it’s just the teenager kicking in!


qu’espères-tu comme avenir en refusant de travailler?

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Il fait trop beau pour travailler

Things I read:
Sex and Sensibility – Diane Mehta on Paris Review Daily
John Nash’s Ideal Money, and John Nash’s Ideal Money

And a review on what I’m reading:
thisisthetitleofmyblog, 04.2012

aaah, general strike in italy has just begun. will i arrive in la bella venezia?



Friday, May 31st, 2013

“In the process of composing Visage I, repetition presented for me not so much a process as the observation of the social organisation of time. Thus observed, time organises itself in layers and according to different points of via – social, political and sentimental. That is the sense in which repetition fascinated me. Repetition is thus an area where there are resemblances as well as differences: if I repeat the same phrase twice, the moment has changed. One can hope even if one is very pessimistic, that thought accumulates an experience or a memory, and that if you superimpose a purely mechanical repetition, it is seen every tim as an event and not a redundancy.”

Luc Ferrari, I was running in so many different directions, 1994

“Since i want to make something, I need rules….My option is to follow the rules of the game that I invented, so I also have the option of infringing upon them. We cannot but be aware of the manipulation of opposites: law and freedom, seriousness and derision, abstraction and realism.”

from Jacqueline Caux, Presque rien avec Luc Ferrari


happy birthday john!

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012


“Was ist der Mensch? Ein armes Wesen,
auf diese Welt gekommen, um die
andern Menschen zu ärgern.”


“The feeling we are

getting nowhere

that is pleasure

which will continue.”

how i work:

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012


If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, try it for eight, sixteen, thirty-two, and so on. Eventually one discovers that it’s not boring at all but very interesting.

in John Cage, Silence pp.93.