Thursday 17 July 2014

Viv Albertine, Jo Wood and now Shaun Ryder

Last night's dinner:

We ate on the terrace of our cabin. I was determined to have rabbit, everyone else had Paella.


Lapin chausseur

Patisserie for desert
Then had a walk through Vieux Boucau afterwards.

And ended up watching the late night game of pelotte.

Drumming practice update:

Decided to practise in the apartment this morning - really successful session.

Continuing with the "who cares if the sticks go all over the place, it's more important that the drumming is loose, fluid and rhythmic" approach.

When I was 12 or 13 years old, I remember another boy only a year older, saying that he felt there were two approaches to learning to play tennis. You could either meticulously and very slowly perform the strokes again and again and hope that in the end they would become second nature or just start swinging the racquet at the ball with gay abandon and hope that over time one could hone those wild motions into an orthodox swing. He suspected that the second approach would lead to the more fluid style.

I often think of how mature that thinking was for a small boy. I'm having a similar debate over my approach to learning to drum.

This morning? - swinging wildly.

The practice kit.

The view.
Currently reading:

Struck really lucky with my reading this holiday.

First there was Viv Albertine:

Then Jo Wood:

And today I started reading a really gritty but hilarious autobiography by Shaun Ryder.

Currently listening to:

Hoagy Carmichael

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