The art and music we love is a reflection of ourselves.
As I tend to have quite long relationships with the folks who come to see me I think it’s essential for me to get to know them, their style, what they love if i’m to properly support them or even give them good feedback. So let me know what you love. Your favourite albums/songs/the art that makes you, that helps you find yourself.
My top 10
Boys for Pele: Tori Amos
Songs from a room: Leonard Cohen
Clouds: Joni Mitchell
Imagine: John Lennon
Wish you were here: Pink Floyd
Sounds of silence: Simon & Garfunkel
Is this desire?: PJ Harvey
The Kick Inside: Kate Bush
Pieces of you: Jewel
The Doors; The Doors
Oh and I can’t forget these….
Grace: Jeff Buckley, PJ Harvey; Uh hur her, Magical mystery tour: The Beatles, Farewell Angelina; Joan Baez, Patti Smith: Horses, Nirvana: Nevermind, Jimi Hendrix: Are you experienced?, Live through this: Hole, The Lion and the Cobra: Sinead o conner, In Rainbows: Radiohead, After the Goldrush: Neil Young, Like a prayer: Madonna (for nostalgia’s sake), Boatmans call: Nick Cave
Quote from Jim Jarmusch
“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery—celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from—it’s where you take them to.”
Even the mot original of the original are inspired by other works. E.g. Kate Bush/Novels.
Jim Jarmusch has some other great ‘rules’ too: https://www.moviemaker.com/archives/series/things_learned/jim-jarmusch-5-golden-rules-of-moviemaking/
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