i took the last post down – i only meant it to stay up for a couple of days, but once i’d posted it i switched straight into holiday mode and completely forgot i even had a website.
a couple of things… Nahum is posting some of the video loops from the easter basement installation onto his website and youtube. These include a pre-dawn train trip from werribee to melbourne, 30 minutes of pre-dawn melbourne skyline, and a sparking cigarette lighter. These are fantastic bits of footage. If you want them in greater resolution then we can probably arrange that. email and let me know.
we went to hear Lou Rhodes on Friday night. She was playing at the Northcote Social Club, which is such a brilliant venue – small, close to home… She played some songs from her upcoming album, which were, if possible, even more exquisite than the songs on Beloved One. She was also one of the most centred, still performers i can remember seeing. She wasn’t there to perform, she was there to let the songs be sung. it was really beautiful.
towards the end of the night she apologised for not being all of Lamb… she said she knew we would be disappointed about that. It took my breath away. She could not have been more wrong.
On the way into work this morning i realised how much time i’ve spent this year apologising for not being something else, wishing i could do things differently and better… imagining who could do this job differently and better. No more.