Tuesday, 7 June 2011
where'd you rather....
My view last week. You may have gathered that I've become a bit of a 'conyurt' (ha ha!). I wish I'd taken more pictures. Today I'm looking out on a damp, rainy lane, trying not to wish I was back at last Tuesday when we were all on holiday, looking forward to a few days of sunshine.
I've tried to be a good homebody today - I walked the walk this morning, lifted the weights that I hope will stave off wings of the bingo variety, I ate my very healthy lentil and sweet potato soup and dusted the living room - that took longer than I thought. I wrote a few things, tore beautiful and interesting bits and pieces from my magazine stash (now recycling) and generally did pottery, domestic things.
Tomorrow I'm back to college to discuss a couple of books and I realise as I'm writing, I've misplaced the actual assignment. It's also the degree show private view tomorrow night which I'm looking forward to. The fine art students finishing this year are the ones I started my access course with all those years ago. I'm interested to see how their work has developed and what they're working on now. I imagine there's quite a lot of nervous energy both positive and not so positive flying around. Somehow I wish I was part of it this year.
I've been listening to artists' Desert Island Discs recently. Today was Rachel Whiteread and Sam Taylor-Wood. Last week I downloaded Grayson Perry's collection. You can search the archive by profession which I find very interesting. RW and STW both chose Nick Cave. They're also running a 'choose your own' DID project which I keep reminding myself to do.
My initial 'top of my head' list, looks like this:
In the Ghetto - Elvis Presley
Forever in Blue Jeans - Neil Diamond
Mad about the Boy - Ella Fitzgerald or is it Etta James?
Say a little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
Under Pressure - David Bowie
Something by Faithless
There's a track by Primal Scream on the Trainspotting album whose name I can't remember without looking up
Star Guitar - Chemical Brothers
Use it up and Wear it Out - Odyssey
Ain't no mountain high enough - Diana Ross
Miss Sarajevo - US/Pavarotti
Driving on 9 - The Breeders
Something by Nirvana
Apologies for the randomness. I'm not nearly high-falutin-enough. I need to work on it further. Perhaps you'd like to do yours too? That's what rainy days are made for, surely?
Posted by janicebotterill at 14:53