I was tempted to send this late, just so I could invoke this:
(“THIS IS INSTEAD OF TELEPHONING BECAUSE I CANT LOOK YOU IN THE VOICE. I SIMPLY CANNOT GET THAT THING DONE YET NEVER HAVE DONE SUCH HARD NIGHT AND DAY WORK NEVER HAVE SO WANTED ANYTHING TO BE GOOD AND ALL I HAVE IS A PILE OF PAPER COVERED WITH WRONG WORDS. CAN ONLY KEEP AT IT AND HOPE TO HEAVEN TO GET IT DONE. DONT KNOW WHY IT IS SO TERRIBLY DIFFICULT OR I SO TERRIBLY INCOMPETANT”)
So many of the aesthetics of right now seem to involve looking down. How did makers of too long, too slow documentaries manage before drones, for instance? But, then, still, remarkable things show up when you look down.
I’m very bad at colours. Never on steady ground beyond the basics: red, blue, dark blue, etc. But Katy Kelleher on colours is wonderful.
I was reading this article about ‘Six artists reshaping our way of seeing’ and one of them, Victoria Cantons, described her painting practise as ‘a way to clear the drainpipes’. Brilliant.
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah band have been involved in a long and difficult legal case. (Details, if you want them). At one point, the judge pointed out that the documents presented against them were both ‘prolix and incomplete’. I had to look up prolix (it means tediously lengthy) but the combination of ‘prolix’ and ‘incomplete’ is devastating. And, now, pops into my head multiple times a day as I read stuff.
And that’s it. We’re done. Prolix, possibly, but complete.
See you next month.
(There are 680 of you. Redbad, King of the Frisians, was born around 680. He was the last King of the Frisians.)