Category Archives: Essays

National Poetry Month, April 2014

Rapid technological development has led to a constant flood of visual and acoustic bits and bites – emails, text messages and Facebook updates. For most of us it has become a habit to react, one that often leaves us frazzled …

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Livings in Los Angeles. Closet Stories – The Hollywood Uniform

It’s true. Most transplants here in Los Angeles are quite obsessed with detecting and pointing out how different things are. I belong to them. One of the things that struck me immediately on my first visit to L.A. in 2006 …

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The Pomegranate – On Finding Poetry

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form …

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Waters of March and the Circle of Life

Waters of March A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. ~ Chinese Proverb My most recently founded musical venture has been the Ipanema Lounge Project. It has been a lot of …

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Eating the Darkness. Francesca Woodman’s Wallpaper

This morning, browsing through the New York Times, I reconnected with an American photographer, Francesca Woodman, whose work I had only recently discovered. The article grabbed my attention and touched me because one of her pictures had helped in the …

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I Just Lost It

"black and white photo" "gloves"

  I couldn’t find it anywhere. “What? Is it this size?” my husband asks, holding his hands about two inches apart. “Nooooo – much bigger! It’s more like six, seven inches…, leather, it’s thick and heavy and worn, you’ve seen …

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Fishnet Stockings and Lonely Tissues Boxes. The Reeperbahn in Hamburg and Candy’s Caravan

My single ‘Candy’s Caravan’ was released in December 2010 (Moontraxx) and since then, one of the most interesting bits of feedback I have received is that listeners seem to really connect with the character Candy. In retrospect, it’s interesting to …

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