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Underwater soupy quiet...another long dark night:/ [Jan. 25th, 2004|04:02 am]
Miss Von Trapp
[Mood |listlesslistless]
[Music |Mercury Rev : Holes]

It's so dark and gloomy closed-in grey in here...I've lain in bed all day in a kind-of sleep that felt like being underwater...soupy, suffocated and black.

Was dreaming of a Weird Cabaret rehearsal in which I was free flying around the ceiling of the auditorium...trying not to bump into the lighting rig...and then of watching TV on a white plastic panel in the back of my Snoopy's head. Had to pull his left ear to turn the volume up...but it was a recording of a war news report and then a cartoon which replayed over and over and over...

Woke at 2am with a very overslept dizzy head and it hasn't really gone away. The tumble dryer is humming in the kitchen, the computer fan is buzzing, and the tv behind me is talking to itself...muted conversation and random jazz about a 'Harlem in the 60's' art and social history programme.

I've just turned my back on it after spending a few hours watching The Art Show, 4 shorts on Andy Warhol and then a programme on Mark Rothko's Seagram Murals.



The Art Show
Channel 4 Sun Jan 25 2:40 AM

Jake Chapman - one of the leading artists of his generation - questions the artistic value of Young British Art. Known predominantly for work that has shocked the traditional art establishment, Jake questions whether work that originally intended to challenge popular perceptions of society has simply become entertainment.

Andy Warhol - The Complete Picture
Channel 4 Sun Jan 25 3:05 AM

A look at the Pop Artist's personal passions, including make-up, the telephone, shopping and hairdressing.

and...

Rothko: The Seagram Murals
BBC 2 Sun Jan 25 3:30 AM

Looking for sense and meaning in Mark Rothko's Seagram Murals - some of the darkest abstract works ever painted.



I've smoked a bit too much and am severely in need of coffee or tea...but I've run out of milk. There is no food in the cupboard unless I make some pasta, and I'm hungry but too lacking in energy and have no impulse to cook anything...so I'm currently chewing my way through a dry weetabix.

I might make some porridge later...will have to use water but it tastes ok:/

Later on I may watch a doc on Glasgow's reputation for the Arts in the 1990's...and then at 6:30am : The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show...after which I suppose I might go back to bed and read for a bit...

I'm bored and it's too spooky ooky quiet. Feels like the heavy silence of a doctor's waiting room (minus the token screaming child playing loudly with the toybox) or a long and sleepy train ride through lots of tunnels. Hanging in the air, looming...a smothering blanket of lethargy.

One of those nights where I wouldn't mind a bottle of red or two. I shouldn't have slept so late...now I feel like there is nothing to do, and no-one else alive in the whole world but me.

Grah!!! Streeeeeeeetch!! Yawn:/

*lights another cigarette*

Mercury Rev : Holes

time, all the long red lines
that take control
of all the smokelike streams
that flow into your dreams
that big blue open sea
that can't be crossed
that can't be climbed
just born between
oh the two white lines
distant gods and faded signs
of all those blinking lites
you had to pick the one tonite

holes, dug by little moles
angry jealous spies
got telephones for eyes
come to you as friends
all those endless ends
that can't be tied
oh they make me laugh
and always make me cry
'til they drop like flies
and sink like polished stones
of all the stones I throw
how does that old song go
how does that old song go

bands, those funny little plans
that never work quite right


Why is it that my randomised mp3 playlist seems to correlate so perfectly with my mood today?? So far it's been Mercury Rev, then Dead Can Dance...followed by NIN: Hurt, Johnny Cash: Personal Jesus, Nat King Cole: Nature Boy, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Love Burns, Cyber Axis: Can't Get You Out Of My Head, Dir En Grey: Ain't Afraid To Die...now it's Carl Orff: O Fortuna from Carmina Burana...

Oh dear, what a miserable selection:(


Favourite Band Titles applied to a Personal Quiz-type Meme

Pick a band: I chose 'Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds'.

Complete this survey with only their song titles.

Are you male or female?: West Country Girl

How old are you?: Nobody's Baby Now

Describe yourself: Black Hair and Green Eyes

How do some people feel about you?: Stranger Than Kindness

How do you feel about yourself?: Darker With The Day

Describe your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend: Where Do We Go Now But Nowhere?

Describe your views on your significant other or crush (not that I have one:/): Do You Love me?

Describe what you want: The Kindness Of Strangers

Describe how you live: Mutiny In Heaven

Describe how you love: I Let Love In

Share a few words of wisdom: Slowly Goes The Night

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Comments:
[User Picture]From: vimster
2004-01-25 11:12 am (UTC)
Oh no, I'd have liked to have watched the Jake Chapman thing. The brothers know the difference between 'challenge' and 'piss people off'.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-01-25 05:24 pm (UTC)
It was very very good!! I utterly agreed with everything they had to say...I wonder if you can get this series on DVD? Wish I'd videod it now:/
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From: wingsfromashes
2004-01-28 11:42 am (UTC)
I love "Ain't Afraid to Die"! It's sooo pretty.
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