Lately I have been thinking about talking. And talk we must. I have prepared the following playlist on the topic of conversation.
New Additions to peter and a paintbrush
So while you unwrap the cellophane from the newly-delivered phonebook… please seek out an empty booth, and speak to the Chinese cat with the tin can-attached-to-string, who will deliver your message in whispers, presently.
Clip #1 is a conversation between John Lennon and a young fan who cheekily managed to get into his hotel room to conduct an interview.
Clip #2 is another gem, demonstrating the potential for art and conversation to meet, kiss, crochet, weave, move, weep, sing, talk, laugh and imagine. The exchange features Jeff Mangum, a member of the The Elephant 6 musician’s collective. You have heard me praising his band Neutral Milk Hotel before, but equally as miraculous is the work of the collective as a whole.
Rarely these days do a group of artists come together, under the banner of a random number and a pachyderm, to pursue an aim distinct from ego and greed.
This is a recording of a conversation beyond talking. Amid the talk of flowers and jigsaws is something truthful and beautiful, a perceptive insight.
….I’ll leave you to discover the other clips I have selected, and to contemplate this picture: