Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Down the Tube V

How do you measure time when there is no day or night? Sleep is not reliable. Everyone has had nights which last forever and nights where it’s morning almost as soon as your head hits the pillow. I remember reading somewhere that if you are deprived of day and night your body adapts to a 21 hour cycle. How many of those have I had by now?

I did wonder about using hunger to measure time. I’m not even sure that I’m fed at regular intervals. I started to exercise doing what gymnastics I could think of. I try to sing to give me some rhythm to work to. If I’m being observed I must make a comical site

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bob Dylan paints as well.

Some paintings and what RollingStone says.

I was interested to see the comments about whether anyone would take notice of his paintings if he wasn’t so famous. I was listening to a radio programme today about originality and by coincidence the same idea came up. If you have a painting by Anon it might be quite interesting but worth nothing. If you then discover that Anon was no other than say – Leonardo da Vinci – the value of the painting will zoom up by millions of euros. Yet the painting is still the same.

Chances are that Mr. Dylan is like a lot of us and just enjoys getting lost in painting.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Allan Ahlberg is 70

I was so pleased to hear the Allan Ahlberg interview on BBC radio 4 earlier today. I loved reading his and Janet’s books to my children when they were small. I even read Funnybones in English to my French pupils and they loved it. You don’t need to translate some things!

The interview will be up for a week so don’t miss it. He sounds like a lovely man and is really funny