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October 07, 2008


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I wish I could hand you (and me) a tidy package with the answer to this particular conundrum. It's one I'm very familiar with and, for me, there's never been anything remotely tidy or simple about it. I've had all kinds of jobs, some of which I was even very good at. But all I've ever really, truly wanted to do was make art exactly the way I want to make it and have someone pay me gobs of money for it. I've got the art part down, but I'm still waiting for the money...

As for the case of Nonsense v. Howling Void, once again I'm very familiar with both sides in the case. For me, at least, my great delight in nonsense is a direct response to my acquaintance with said void. For those of us who can't rest comfortably in the pat answers of religion what is there but the great happiness of small things? And the great silliness too....

And if your ipod tries to steer you toward wooden nickels, swampland in Florida, bridges in the desert, or anything at all in Arkansas, just tell it to go shuffle itself.

a thousand shades of twilight

Thanks for your comments, Elizabeth! It is a conundrum, isn't it? I admire anyone who follows an artistic calling - I don't think people always realise how tough it is. But it is so, so, so worth it. I hope the gobs of money find their way to you soon for one or all of your many creative endeavours- you deserve those gobs! In my mind, of course, you are already a world-conquering star - the rest of the world will catch on soon enough..
We'll muddle on through, won't we? :)

Deep down, I am such a superstitious chap. The image I have is of a swimmer surfacing through weeds every time I make a decision, the weeds being my superstition. But, as for nonsense, I advocate good nonsense and silliness all round! (As you may have noticed..)

I love "go shuffle itself" - I think that makes for a wonderful insult, albeit one that can, handily, be repeated in polite company. I will take your comments on board and avoid said enterprises like the plague. Have not yet booked a ticket for Arkansas. The message was coming from Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra, and as I have said before, it is a little hard to say no to a Sinatra. But looks like the coal will just have to go mine itself at this stage.

Despite my sookiness, I must say that finding outlets in Flickr/The Wonderful World of Blogs makes me feel less complacent, which is a step in the right direction - I'm a lot happier than I was this time a few years ago when most nights after work were spent on the couch watching mind-numbing TV!


--I am sure that the girl in the Seven Day Supermarket who told me that they had run out of newspapers today will be thrilled to know that she holds my future happiness in the palm of her hand.--

Instead of a newspaper!


a thousand shades of twilight

Ex-ACTLY! :)
Hey Richard - nice to see you here - thanks for stopping by!

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