Sunday, June 1, 2008

random

while reading a collection of letters written by vincent van gogh i was struck by this line:

"oh the beautiful sun...it beats down on your head and i have no doubt at all that it drives you loony. now being that way already, all i do is enjoy it."

god i love that guy. such candor.

















i said it was random...but it's really not. i woke up with both a sense of loss and hope. with some of vincent's pictures in my head. with this song playing in my mind.



so, whatcha think?
i think they go together pretty well. especially so when collins finally hits the drums about 3 or 4 minutes into that video.

8 comments:

wendy said...

Jesus H. Christ!!! Tears are streaming. What a kickass video - the close range gives it an altogether different feel, and yes, Phil's move to the drums takes the drama to the hilt. Woweeeee. Love the Van Gogh quote - will keep that front and center of my mind now that we're finally seeing more of the sun. Will try to imprint it today, in fact, as I sit at the baseball game.

Cinnamin said...

I can't find the music - What happened?? : (

I too enjoyed the quote. Starry Night is a big favorite over here! I had it hanging in my spare room for years.

We are currently into Pollock and I've just had two of his prints framed for my new bedroom! Nice! : )

cornbread hell said...

wendy - glad you enjoyed it.

what bb game? the indians? (i'm a david dellucci fan.)

cinn - click on the youtube video. it works for me...

wendy said...

Rick, no Indians today. Akron Aeros, the Indians AA farm team that's 10 minutes from my house. Gorgeous ballpark, tons of sun today. Very easy to just zone out and forget the rest of the world for awhile.

Annie said...

van Gogh fan here too. "Farmhouse in Provence" sits in my office. The video brings back memories of a Genesis concert in Germany from years ago. Wonder if I still have the T-shirt tucked away somehwere?

rainbowheart said...

Van Gogh..studied him extensively in Art classed when I was in college. "Starry Night" is one of my favs.
Rick, I had to let you know that I used your catch phrase today and I thought these folks were going to fall out when I said, "what in the cornbread hell?" I found it non-humorous myself but at the time when I was given some news, it was the only thing that I could say...what in the cornbread hell. Everyone else thought that I was going to lose it and that just popped in my mind..so I had to use it...

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf0AYst13Zc

cornbread hell said...

anonymous,

sigh...