Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Richard Demarco Archives

My goodness, what a joy to peruse Richard Demarco's archives. So many great photos. He was on the film set of The Wicker Man! Patterns start to emerge as you go through the decades... field trips to Malta, to stone circles... Peter Blake makes a cameo... Start in 1968 and just go onwards.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Père Léonide

Léonide Chrol (1902-1982), Russian priest, collagiste, painter, and pianist living in the Montauban commune in the Pyrénées. Made odd, trancelike compositions on out-of-tune pianos...

WOODPECKERS DON'T GET HEADACHES. Best drumming scenes! And a good look for the director, D. Asanova.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

H is for Hawk

Just started reading Helen Macdonald's H is for Hawk. I saw an interview with Macdonald where she professed her love for field guides (bird books, mushroom books, tree books) and I was hooked. The book is about grieving -- MacDonald trains a goshawk partially to cope with the loss of her father. But it's also about falconry of course and loads of other things. Much of it is about T.H. White, fellow birder and writer of Arthurian romances. Will have to track down a copy of The Once and Future King.