Catatan singkat lakon Karna yang berhasil mencipta dunia seorang Karna dengan apik, tak memihak bahkan terhadap sang pencatat sendiri. Tanpa ada rasa tinggi hati dan maksud untuk kepentingan imperialis dalam setiap katanya.
Writers are forgetful, but they remember everything. They forget appointments and anniversaries, but remember what you wore, how you smelled, on your first date… They remember every story you’ve ever told them - like ever, but forget what you’ve just said. They don’t remember to water the plants or take out the trash, but they don’t forget how to make you laugh.
Writers are forgetful because they’re busy remembering the important things.
“The worst thing about Ed is his sleeptalking. Once, when he was sharing a room with Jonny, he started shouting, ‘Fuck off, fuck off.’ in his sleep. It was 5 am, but Jonny actually apologized and left.”—Colin Greenwood (via blindcinema)
Interviewer:The subject matter of the film Bodysong got me to thinking if things like art, sex, or maybe even just getting drunk are about the closest we tiny humans can come to big galactic things. Or, maybe good music and art is just good and I’m trying too hard to make it something else.
Jonny:[Long pause] I think when [music’s] good and it’s really affecting, then it’s stupid to be embarrassed about it—about how good it is. You know, there’s a certain Tom Waits song that whenever I hear it I, you know, it just…it makes me talk in this inarticulate way that I’m using now, it’s so good. It seems to me quite disingenuous to be embarrassed about it. I think it should be ambitious and good music does deal with life and art and all these wonderful things. I used to be ashamed talking about it, but now I just think it’s fraudulent to pretend otherwise. I don’t even know what I’m trying to say. You just sound like you’re being passionate about it and I agree with you. I don’t know how else to put it into words. You’re the journalist, you should know. I’ll leave it to you. If you could hash that out by tomorrow, that’d be great.
Interviewer:Are you giving me homework?
Jonny:Yeah, keep it short—200 words. By tomorrow, please.
“Nice middle-class kids who met at an all-boys’ private school, Radiohead sometimes seem less like a band than a group of school chums on an outing. They’re all poetry buffs. Thomas Edward Yorke (Thom for short) shrank his middle initial in tribute to e. e. cummings. They’re given to starting sentences with phrases like “As Arthur Miller said in his autobiography” or ” I think a good place to start would be Noam Chomsky.” Only Jonny betrays any self-consciousness, breaking off in the middle of describing a Sylvia Plath poem, apologizing for referring to poetry in a pretentious fashion. Don’t worry, I tell him, you’ve all done it.
His eyes widen. “Have we? How ghastly.”— Details, November 1993 (via fuckyeahradioheadquotes)