It’s 6pm on a Saturday and I am still in my pajamas. I am not hungover. I didn’t get to bed (that) late. I am just revelling in doing a lot of nothing. I’ve made a kind of den on my bed. I have tea at close hand, half-read books by my feet, and a big old baked potato in the oven. Plus lots and lots of music but especially Azari & III and PHASEONE.
These two bits of thinking particularly resonated today:
“Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combination of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined? Each life is an encyclopedia, a library, an inventory of objects, a series of styles, and everything can be constantly shuffled and reordered in every way conceivable.” Italo Calvino
“It’s not a career, it’s a way of life. It’s not product, it’s art. Capturing the moment is more important that having one eye on posterity. The focus group is the root of all evil. The bit players can tell you more than the big stars. Freedom of expression is all important. DO IT YOURSELF.” Jon Savage