Monday, January 21, 2013

You have the Lovers




This is Leonard Cohen reading aloud my favourite poem of his.
I found his book of poems, The Spice-Box of Earth in a little vintage shop in Portland, and would carry it around with me in my purse to read on occasion, on the bus, at cafes, and I always came back to this poem. I would read it relentlessly; as though someone was trying to tell me something.

Close your eyes while you listen. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013










The city is loveliest when the sweet death racket begins. Her own life lived in defiance of nature, her electricity, her frigidaires, her soundproof walls, the glint of lacquered nails, the plumes that wave across the corrugated sky. Here in the coffin depths grow the everlasting flowers sent by telegraph. 

Henry Miller

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

















Travelling north, travelling north to find you
Train wheels beating, the wind in my eyes
Don’t even know what I’ll find when I get to you
Call out your name love, don’t be surprised

It’s so many miles and so long since I’ve met you
Don’t even know what I’ll find when I get to you
But suddenly now, I know where I belong
It’s many hundred miles but it won’t be long

What will I do if there’s someone with you
Maybe someone you’ve always known
How do I know I can come and give to you
Love with no warning and find you alone

It’s so many miles and so long since I’ve met you
Don’t even know what I’ll find when I get to you
But suddenly now, I know where I belong
It’s many hundred miles and it won’t be long

Vashti Bunyan, Train Song

Monday, January 7, 2013

“In each studio there is a human being dressed in the full regalia of his myth fearing to explore a vulnerable opening, spreading not his charms but his defences, plotting to disrobe, somewhere along the night-- his body without the aperture of the heart or his heart with a door closed to his body. thus keeping one compartment for refuge, one uninvaded cell.” 

Anais Nin, Ladders to Fire










Sunday, January 6, 2013











Most loved songs.

Vincent / Don McLean
Buckets of Rain / Bob Dylan
Holocene / Bon Iver
First Song For B / Devendra Banhart
Train Song / Vashti Bunyan
VCR / the xx
Pennies From Heaven / Billie Holiday
Try a Little Tenderness / Otis Redding
Born to Be With You / Chordettes
Chain Gang / Sam Cooke
Love Me Tender / Elvis Presley
Montezuma / Fleet Foxes
Purple Rain / Prince
Carolina in My Mind / James Taylor
You and Me / Neil Young
Don't Forget Me / Neil Diamond
Sleeping Lessons / The Shins


Saturday, January 5, 2013














You know, it's quite an undertaking to start loving somebody. 
You have to have energy, generosity, blindness.... 
There is even a moment, right at the start, 
where you have to jump across an abyss: 
if you think about it you don't do it.
 I know that I shall never jump again.

Jean Paul Sartre