||[Jan. 13th, 2016|10:30 am]
I am reading this book by Geoff Dyer Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room which is his appreciation of the classic movie Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker. I saw this movie around 1997 and recalling it vividly brings back the setting I viewed it in: My friend Stu's living room. Probably it was a grey Sunday afternoon, still hung over from our excesses the night before. Stu's place was generally a filthy mess, with dirty cat hair covered clothes on the floor, every surface covered with dirty dishes, empties, overflowing ashtrays. Actually it was a perfect set and setting to watch a long dream-like movie with characters moving through ruined buildings.|
Oh, happy New Year. Look at us, here in 2016. I have been on a little break from working on Fir Valley while I draw a short story. The short story is actually Fir Valley related. Here is a drawing from it.
In the late December Lull, I was chilling a bit, doing some drawing, and trying to figure out landscapes, and space, so I was back to drawing North Vancouver houses.
And a run down corner of Krugersdorp in South Africa.
Some days when Manien works, we get up at 5am. If I am particularly inspired, I get myself out the door for an early walk such that I will be out when the sun comes up. And it is like this video.
I was out for a Sunrise Walk this morning. I was trying to remember this song by Le Tigre.
Through a couple of brain steps, I then had this Beck song going for a while.
Somehow that worked its way over to this Wintersleep song.
I also had Hang on to Your Ego in my head for a while.