I woke up this morning thinking of Arthur Russell. Today being the last day of 2008 is when I’d like to spend a bit of time lamenting and reflecting on the year that’s been.
I remember watching Wild Combination at the ICA. The film added many layers of meaning to the music I’ve always been fond of. I remember listening to a lot of Arthur Russell after watching the documentary because it made the music a bit more personal and important.
So today, before the partying starts and it goes bang into the new year I quite like to have a bit of quiet and fill my head with the wonderful sounds of Arthur Russell.
I hope that despite the economic gloom, London will still be a city of wonder for me in the sort of magical way like City Glow by Chiho Aoshima.