Arguing with Kristine
an old Norwegian friend. I met in South of France when I was busking there
with clowns when I was 15. An Artist. A published writer. she told me
how important it was for me to print my songs and the music so that they
wouldn't die. I said that I wanted folks to hear my songs not to read
them, I explained there were sounds in music that could not be written,
breaths etc, feeling. That spirit can't be captured by written notation.
I would prefer people to interpret my songs than to copy note for note.
I would rather they tried to make the song their own.
I can understand
what we have in common is that we both refuse, stubbornly to be slaves
and to be manipulated, which doesn't mean to say we don't want to manipulate
or make others our slaves!
MADRID Art Gallery Tourist bit:
Amazing how Goya
captured the arrogance of his subjects, no flattery, even the illness
of his subject, and some of his characters seems to be on a stage, active,
doing something, joking, timeless joking is, laughing, pulling legs, surprises.
His portrait studies are better than the final tableaux. His religious
ones seem like he had to do them, obliged somehow. I missed the caprices,
and prints which is really what I wanted to see, I saw his, so called,
black paintings, these, apparently, were murals or painted on the walls
of his house, he had been ill, these were "copied" apparently
by another artist, onto canvas.