Saturday, 4 June 2016
Marcel Griaule (1898-1956) was a French anthropologist. I spotted this quotation by him. It applies to creating art as well as to anthropology.
"The threshold is the knot separating 2 enemy worlds. To cross a threshold is to traverse a zone of danger where invisible but real battles are fought"
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
|Martin mentoring the Fab Four|
Check out this link for tributes to George Martin by other musicians. Here is his obituary written by Adam Sweeting of the Guardian.
It is 3 months since Martin's death. His story was remarkable. At the time an Arena programme was re-released, outlining his life. What was remarkable was his association with the Goon Show.
|Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secome|
In the interview for Arena, Martin talked about the relationship between visual art and music, how he gained inspiration from looking at paintings. Sorry, I noted this down at the time but cannot remember more. If I find my notes I will add to this blog.
I read this article in Guardian Travel at the weekend. It is about a doctor who rides his horse to reach remote areas in his practice in Italy. It ticks so many boxes for me - the horse and his relationship with it, the experience of riding off-track, the gifts of beautiful food that his patients give him, Italy.... Read and enjoy.