Days when the streets seem older than they are, set back in decades before this one.
Days when you cannot make your vision square with the haziness of the weather, or the pace of things.
Days when the herb and weed filled spaces are more useful to you than the spaces where business is being done.
Days where nothing is inscribed clearly, even in stone how something is left out.
Days when you will walk through the dry cold air and turn your head and catch sight of ways up, ways into spaces that belong to others.
Days when you should be at peace with the peace and find it all coloured strangely and suspended as if time itself has stalled and no one has the heart to tell you or acknowledge this.
And so keep on walking, and doing and making, all the while a burn in their chests, from the chill.
Inspired by the palate of Moonrise Kingdom, a lovely-to-look-at film which falls apart in the last third and neglects its wonderful teenage leads (but this is beside the point here), I’ve been experimenting with sunny, hyper-saturated images. And have made a playlist of very poppy tunes to listen to whilst cooking, or doing something productive (or unproductive but active) out of doors.
Here’s the link – Schietree’s BopPop Mixtape, May 2k12. There’s some way to embed it but I can’t quite figure out plugins on WordPress. Never mind – if you’d like to listen to upbeat pop, electro, spoken word and funky stuff, there are 13 songs waiting just for you. If you have any add-ins you’d like to suggest, please do!
I’m off now to enjoy the lovely sunshine – or am I? This is the internet, and perhaps it isn’t as sunny as the image suggests. Perhaps you’re reading this a day after I’ve gone out, a week. There is neither time nor weather on the internet, there is only the image (moving or still) the word, and the tune.
Filed under 2012, art, Edinburgh