Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tempus Fugit

To the lady who looked at me askance as I told my daughters that Hans Holbein was Dutch I apologise, he was German of course, but we did all like this painting. And we walked around to the edge in the customary manner to look at the big distorted skull from an angle so it magically contracted to the right shape ('How do they do that?' asked the youngest).

Then we had dim sum in Chinatown, with a pot of tea and everything.

But it's Thursday already tomorrow and half-term tempus fugit - don't it always?

Miles Davis - 'The Dream' (1991)

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  1. When I was going through old video tapes recently (looking for interesting stuff to post on my dying blog) I found a BBC documentary about the restoration of this painting. It had some great before disolving into after shots. Nice picture but I ain't downloading no Miles Davis. Yes did a song called 'Tempus Fugit' you could have used. On second thoughts it's crap from their Buggles album. I'm rambling...past my bedtime.

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  2. Miles did a song called Tempus Fugit too, but it's uptempo and I wanted a sad, lovely, melancholy one: this was written with Michel Legrand and you might even like it, you old curmudgeon. Your blog's dying??

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  3. We were in Chinatown last night, well, early evening. Went to see War Horse at the NT (don't you know) which was excellent, really outstanding, and then walked over for small girl who is china mad (don't know where it came from).

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  4. We could have passed you in the street and not known it...

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  5. Well…my blog was my baby but, to continue that analogy, social services will be investigating me for neglect. I’ll give Miles a listen tomorrow.

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  6. I would have noticed a bloke who looked that much like Michael Caine.

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  7. and there was me me watching ya'll go by from the balcony
    x

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  8. Ah, yes , we saw you darl - nice curlers! x

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  9. Ooh, I'm downloading some Miles Davis.

    You run a class establishment here, Davy.

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  10. Thank you my dear. One does what one can.

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