Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What I'm Doing 9:

What I'm listening to:

Summoning of the Muse by Dead Can Dance.

(I've posted this YouTube clip for the music rather than the images).

(This is from the album Wake . This group recommended by Andrew and Crystallyn. It's very addictive music - something that fascinates more each time I play it - the lead singer has a voice just like a bell);

What I'm reading:
Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland
(seems to be a hybrid of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and the Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. Enjoying it so far. The writing is very accessible - which it has to be, I guess, since the narrator is an eleven year old boy. This was short-listed for the Man Booker so I have high expectations);

What I'm writing:
A final, final edit following suggestions from my 'reader' (Hodmandod Senior);

What I'm Wearing:
Pink striped linen trousers, white linen kaftan top, lavender cardigan and pink shoes
(which looks as dreadful as it sounds. I am feeling a bit cold - even though the sun did try shining briefly today);

What I watched last:
Snow Falling on Cedars
(which I loved and now want to read the book - but highly recommend the film);

What I'm dreaming about:
Starting my PhD in creative writing - now postponed to January (bit disappointed about this).


Blogger Crystallyn said...

Lisa Gerrard's voice is heavenly. She also did the soundtrack for Gladiator and has a couple of solo albums. Brendan Perry of DCD also has an album out. I saw the reunited tour in 2005 and wow. What an amazing show. She is just mesmerizing! Glad to see you are liking it! DCD is by far my favorite music to write to.

Wed Aug 22, 12:14:00 am  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Your life appears to be replete! Hope you enjoyed the wine - Happy Blogbirthday!

Wed Aug 22, 08:23:00 am  
Anonymous cfr said...

"Snow Falling on Cedars" is a great book. Thanks for the tip off on the movie - I had no idea!

Wed Aug 22, 08:25:00 pm  
Blogger ren.kat said...

Haven't read Carry Me Down, and I'm not wearing pin-striped trousers, but I am beginning my PhD in CW this fall in the UK. Where are you?

Thu Aug 23, 01:50:00 pm  
Anonymous clare said...

Crystallyn: that must have been some show. You were lucky. I always find out about things like that the day after they've happened. It must have been amazing to hear this live - a totally different experience, I'd guess.

CB: Yes, life does feel pretty good at the moment. I feel optimistic that things will get better, I think, though it has taken two months to get over parting from my agent. I really liked the woman.

CFR: Looks like we both have treats to ook forward to! That film is brilliant.

I'm starting my PhD in Manchester university in January, I hope. Where are you ren.kat? You could email and tell me if you like...
clare AT claredudman DOT com.

Are you going to specialise in poetry?

Thu Aug 23, 08:48:00 pm  

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