"What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing: you wouldn’t be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought. I am constantly preoccupied with how to remove distance so that we can all come closer together, so that we can all begin to sense that we are the same, we are one."
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@7 months ago
#girl power #Jennifer Egan #Time is a goon #blizzard
It’s blizzarding outside and my body feels a bit off kilter but I just finished reading Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer Prize Winnig novel from 2011. It has left me elated and satisfied: it’s my new favorite book!
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"To all our listeners, this is what I have to say - God bless you all. And as for you bastards in charge, don’t dream it’s over. Years will come, years will go, and politicians will do fuck all to make the world a better place. But all over the world, young men and young women will always dream dreams and put those dreams into song. Nothing important dies tonight, just a few ugly guys on a crappy ship. The only sadness tonight is that, in future years, there’ll be so many fantastic songs that it will not be our privilege to play. But, believe you me, they will still be written, they will still be sung and they will be the wonder of the world." - The Count (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in Pirate Radio)
It may be a bit cheesy but I absolutely love the movie Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked). I remarked yesterday after hearing the news about PSH’s death, “I was looking forward to many more decades of work from him.”