Friday, 12 December 2008

SLIGHTLY HOMEMADE MUSICALLY THEMED GARDENERS WORLD














Maybe it's all this talk of Christmas Carols but I felt a musical theme coming on when I thought about SHGW this week. I have (still) been singing "I'm a Lonely Pup in a Christmas Shop", no more so than when I belatedly caught onto America's newest internet viral craze, the Puppycam!

My illustration is from the award-winning Alex Ross's "The Rest is Noise", a history of twentieth century music. It's the fabulously austere Arnold Schoenberg doing a bit of watering in his garden in California, just after Schoenberg fled Nazi Germany. Which just goes to show. Well, I don't know quite what, but certainly, something. 


4 comments:

Alex said...

What it shows is that he had a morbid fear of the number 13. Bananas except that it spookily came true...

emmat said...

How? Why? what does it mean? Am i going to find out later in the book? It doesn't really strike me as a page-turning cliffhanging sort of a book, but I could be wrong

Alex said...

I bet it doesn't include it. Looks rather dull to me. WARNING: SPOILER

Basically, AS was very, very scared of the number 13 and of numbers related to it. He thought he was going to die on a day which was a number 13 and... he did! It's rather more complicated than that but that's the nub of it.

emmat said...

Maybe we could try and live up to our jobs by trying to present the story in a slightly more media-friendly way.

" Top Tone Row Boffin Flees Nazis to Number Thirteen Death Shock"