Member: b_rood ♂
Located: Zanzibar Town, TZ
francesco clemente's watercolours, glenn gould performing bach, old books and nautical charts, expressions of love in spanish, the meaning of 'saudade', conga drums, ali farka touré's guitar-playing, mocha-skinned african and latina women, solitude, chaos theory, rome, english gaff-rigged wooden yachts, the idea of zanzibar and lamu island, ilford black & white film, the modal licks of john coltrane and mil, havana, ‘oil notes’ by rick bass, 20th century french writers, joan didion’s californian essays, the western isles of scotland in spring, the photographs of robert frank, wim wender’s ‘paris, texas’, indian ocean sailing dhows, brass boat compasses in wooden boxes, van morrison’s voice and aretha franklin, the indeterminacy of john cage, gorodish and alba in delacorta’s series , sx-70 polaroids, peter beard’s collaged diaries, smooth stones i’ve collected from beache, garlic, wasabi, salvador de bahia, standing at the edge of the sahara, sailing up the nile, francis bacon’s tortured figures, the history of zero, any late night in tokyo, total silence, the heartbeats of my children, sam shepard’s ‘motel chronicles’, the rhythm of bob marley, jarman’s diaries, leonardo da vinci’s notebooks, dancing alone in the dark, the scent of frangipani, the white noise of monsoonal rain, the all-mechanical leica mp 35mm camera, cecil taylor and bill evans on piano, joseph conrad’s ‘lord jim’, snowdonia in mid-wales in april, the sangre de cristo mountains in new me, the mediterranean, tall palm trees, passionfruit, seedless mandarins, and large tiger prawns, afternoon tea with scones, chris mcgregor, dudu pukwana, albert ayler, ‘colour: a natural history of the palett, ‘in america deserta’ by reyner banham, sylvie guillem dancing, old silver surfer comic books, grant morrison’s ‘the invisibles', hotel room service, yakitori at a place i know in hiroshima, the gharana of the tabla, playing casino blackjack, the life of sir richard francis burton, thom gunn’s poems, the park hyatt shinjuku, rooftop terraces in trastevere, vitello parmigiano, samba played on solo guitar, joyce singing ‘agua de março’, the version marisa monte and david byrne, ‘dumb things’ by paul kelly, imagining the congo, staying in one place to forget., bone beads strung on leather like a rosa, the first glimpse of the mojave desert, a leather-bound pocket atlas, small leather-bound notebooks, fountain pens and red eel ink, café tacuba’s huevos con mole, mexico city, derek jarman’s garden, prospect cottage in dungeness, long old-school skateboards, sailing close by stromboli at night, japanese girls’ bodies, damson jam (preferably tiptree’s), watching dark frontal clouds, the whiff of coconut oil at a beach
I devise random acts of social or conceptual provocation wherever opportunities present themselves.
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