Currently I am busy sorting through boxes, cleaning my various musical instruments, sorting sheet music, retuning my drums, vacuuming, doing laundry and the like; basically catching up on a backlog of domestic and artistic chores.
So while I am “away from yet nearby” the blog, here is another little musical treat for you all, a classic song from Icelandic pop superstar Bjork, “Venus As A Boy”.
Since I am an ethnomusicologist, I thought I would put my skills to use and surprise you with a forgotten (?) gem from the 1960s, a fun little jazz tune (in the time signature of 5/4) called “Pense à moi” by my favorite French pop singer, France Gall. “If you are troubled, think of me, and you will be OK…”.
One day you time travel back into the past to meet yourself at 10 years old. When you arrive, you discover your ten year old self is already having a conversation with a future version of yourself! What do you think they are talking about? How do you think your life now connects the two of them?