Showing posts from March, 2012

Turn on, Tune in

I came to know about an interesting idea. Stories, music & other works of Art exist before they are created. Elizabeth Gilbert talks about this in her Ted talk – Nurturing creativity What does this mean for the artist? An artist then, is just a radio. Receiving & transmitting the art as per their tuning. The form in which the art is transmitted is insignificant for the art itself. As it is being transmitted at all frequencies. There are bands of frequencies. There is a band for painting, one for writing, another for music. Within each of these bands there is a range of frequencies.  In the music band, there is a range for classical, one for blues, one for rock, maybe even one for hip-hop. Every artist is set to receive a specific band. It is this tuning that makes her a musician, a writer or a painter. When she digs deeper into the band & makes an effort to match the band frequencies, she is eventually tuned in. She can now receive the signals within t


Just watched Factotum - short but insightful movie Here's what i loved the most: a poem is a city  filled with streets and sewers filled with saints, heroes, beggars, madmen, filled with banality and booze, filled with rain and thunder and periods of drought, a poem is a city at war, a poem is a city asking a clock why, a poem is a city burning, a poem is a city under guns its barbershops filled with cynical drunks, a poem is a city where God rides naked through the streets like Lady Godiva, where dogs bark at night, and chase away the flag; a poem is a city of poets, most of them quite similar and envious and bitter… Read full version of " a poem is a city" by Charles Bukowski Amazing how grimly we hold on to our misery, the energy we burn fueling our anger. Amazing how one moment, we can be snarling like a beast, then a few moments later, forgetting what or why. Not hours of this, or days, or months, or years of this...but