Two things about two of my favorite Russian writers:
1. Collage artist Daniel Horowitz is doing a lovely job of illustrating every page of Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita. Keep up with the project here & read an interview at The American Reader.
2. A group of uptight literalists have vandalized the Nabokov Museum in St. Petersburg on the grounds that Nabokov is a pedophile because he wrote Lolita.
This blog is becoming something of a Patti Smith shrine and here’s another memento for the altar: Patti reading from Virginia Woolf’s The Waves
& just because I love it so much, here’s a powerful rendition of Because The Night during a 1979 German concert. The look on that girl’s face in the front row? Rapture.
More rainbows, all from German photographer Matthias Heiderich.
I’ve always enjoyed June Carter Cash’s version of “Ring of Fire” best. She wrote it about Mr. Cash who, of course, made it a huge hit with his own rendition. Got to wonder what June felt on the many nights she heard him singing back her words. Love and creativity make strange bedfellows. Take a listen.