Posts Tagged ‘music’
“Watching the park quieten from the hotel window, I hear you softly sleep…”
The Rhythm and Blues Alibi:
We’re just getting in the mood
In the songwriters’ all-night café Tom Waites sits in a corner wreathed in smoke, surrounded by fellow players, back slapping and cackling to his chords. In another corner, distant but listening is Leonard Cohen, nursing a wine glass and contemplating puzzles he can resolve in lyrics. Stephen Burch, aka The Great Park, belongs in this corner.
When Sufjan sings
We have come to the Hague to see not one, but several pieces by seven different composers. Shifting through the streets at unsteady, we are leaderless and unsure of the way between the station and the hall and how, as we look around, for each other and the street signs for guidance, we shudder and revolve, spiralling hopefully to our destination…[for more click below]