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THE EYES HAVE IT


On May 27th, the Real Tuesday Weld will be performing their alternative score to the Hans Richter's wonderfully strange 1946 Jungian surrealist drama in the awesomely august surroundings of the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern in London. If you wish you can buy tickets here:

I will be there, I don't know about you.....

And, I do believe they have gone and recorded the said score for the British Film Institute for the first ever DVD release of the film in July.

Well, if I don't see you there, on the right is a new podcast: 'A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN THE WASTELAND" for you - a little taster of the past and something from the future featuring the remarkable and eccentric English Alchemist David Piper....


with TLC from TCK

13 comments:

nell said...

Kid-

So much talent in one room! I'm still kicking myself for missing it. I hope it goes beautifully.
And I hate to bother you with this...and yet I'm doing so anyway. Could you please give me a little Al Bowlly help? If I'm going to get my hands on any of his work I will have to order it online. Is there a specific album you would recommend?

cheers-
nell

clerkenwell kid said...

nell

Al Bowlly didn't make actual albums - just thousands of 78s - 'singles' - I suppose you would call them, so it's a case of picking a compilation - of which there are now many. I like 'Just a Bowl of Cherries' myself because it's got a few classics and quite a wide range of stuff - or 'They called me Al' on Decca which is rarer things. But really i'm sure any would be a good start - he did some very cheesy stuff of course but it's the mysterious quality of voice that I really love

tck

nell said...

Kid-

Thank you VERY much. I figured it would be mostly 78s and I'm going to start crawling through the antique stores in search of some. I love the sound from 78s so I will do a happy dance if I find one.
I was able to play a few tracks online and I found his voice very appealing. It is a voice I wouldnt mind hearing do something cheesy.

Thanks again
nell

aloizii said...

What a nice podcast. Wonderful listening in this grey, rainy morning. Looking forward to the DVD, something for us "bloody foreigners", too...=)

Stella Polaris said...

Once again, I'm in the wrong country. I hope you'll be doing a gig in London this summer when I come there... It would be so wonderful to see&hear you guys live!

clerkenwell kid said...

hey

i put the wrong version of the pod up - the right one is up now - come on - who wrote that thing?

ck

nell said...

Silly boy. But now I have something else to listen to...helps me find my happy place. This mornings happy place was a 78 of Artie Shaw- Begin the Beguine...but sadly that happy wore the fuck off.

cheers-
nell

aloizii said...

I did not actually notice that there was something wrong with the first one...maybe I was still asleep. Should not say/write/listen anything before midday...:x

nell said...

TCK-

My husband and I were able to sit down last night and listen to the entire Podcast series and they are absolutely beautiful. Thank you very much for putting them out there.

cheers-
nell

Dr Bombay said...

I don't have to be the first to congratulate you on the Tate perf, but please accept my felicitations. My sis was crying during the music for the whirly circles and she's a westie. So there, both sides of London and tomorrow the world. Real art with real heart.

nell said...

I really am very sorry I missed it. I would have knocked down an old lady to see it. If only I had found an old lady with airline tickets. I bought a Gainsbourg cd to cheer myself up.......consumption motivated by selfpity is never pretty...but sometimes it works. Lots of love to all who made it.

cheers,
nell

clerkenwell kid said...

hey thankyou - I've got to say it was of the most enjoyable things we've done - and it was truly a pleasure to be in that amazing space - I really appreciated it..

next time nell - we are hoping to bring the show to the states if there is enough interest from a suitable gallery

paulo said...

Yay, another great performance. I had a better idea of what was happening compared to the first time at the National Film Theatre- although at least that time had comfy seats, ahhh. & dancing lips people. Think I preferred you singing Dreaming Of You, but that's just my personal TRTW-loving preferences I think.
Managed to go back to the Tate the next day (yesterday) and buy the 3" soundtrack cd sample, and listening to it currently. Very brilliant it is too.
I had to go. And so I did.