Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Cartoon Concepts

I pull out Black Unity. Inside there is a photograph of Pharaoh Saunders, majestic with his afro hair and mandarin profile. I look at this photograph and I try to see what Richard Seymour sees.  

I’m on the sofa listening to the two basses, hippie percussion, Pharaoh’s saxophone, and that lazy trumpet line; then the two basses again, and a reference to A Love Supreme. I look at the photograph. But nothing comes to me. I try so hard, but I do not see what Richard Seymour sees.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

And yet: Petra is at her most beautiful when she collapses…

An artist. She floats on the wreckage of a sunken love affair.

A fragile fairy tale. It collapses; her mind in fragments; her life a tearful cataract.

She is an artist creating beauty out of loss.

An artist. She must destroy her world; only then can she invent a paradise.