I stayed in with the screens today trying to erase the Sunday feeling, I watched Alcaraz beat Djokovic and then went to the other extreme of visual stimulation and watched The Wonder, a moody 19th-century tale set in Ireland starring Florence Pugh and Kíla Lord Cassidy who has no Wikipedia page and was another amazing debut, you wonder how they can know how to act so convincingly when they are so young. Jane Birkin died today aged 76, perhaps most famous for being the partner of Serge Gainsbourg and Je t’aime…moi non plus (1969), she acted, she sang, she styled, she was the French’s favourite English person and the mother of Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lou Doillon, and the late Kate Barry. RIP Jane, I loved your records.
Sesh with Tony in Sydney this morning and later with Andreas in Sweden who has mixed the Arktik Lake album. Lots to catch up on with me being in Texas for two months (and Minneapolis for a week). The result is lots to do, haha. As Mafalda is painting in the room where the studio is at the moment I am exiled to the not started studio room, but that’s where the stereo is, so I’m happily listening to a pile of 4€ new CDs that I picked up, Eels, M. Ward, Neil Finn, Elbow, all good records.
I’ve been trying to figure out how to shelve my paperback books when they arrive. Most shelves are too deep for paperback books. I have tall, thin 17cm shelves for CDs, but I can’t find a wider equivalent for paperbacks. I might need to have Brad the builder make them for me. I wonder why this is so hard to find, ah, yes I know, what are books?
That’s all I got today, must be a Sunday.