Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013


sleep scan

I've been reading this old Pelican book in preparation for an album I'm possibly writing the lyrics for this summer, to be recorded in Brooklyn. An album about sleeping, not sleeping, and beds. It's from 1966. And it's full of cool linguistic imagery and inspiring phrases. It also has some fascinating and useful information like this:

"If, in fact, something is present which is of a monotonous character, but which is at least potentially of interest to you, you are more likely to fall asleep than under conditions of meaningless uniformity."

Also, did you know that the rocking motion we give babies to calm them and make them sleep is a motion that, in a way, never leaves us, in the form of turning in our sleep, something that's universal? The cover shows a detail of "Pink and Green Sleeper" by Henry Moore.