Essay by Luke Foster
“I’m just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh lord please don’t let me be misunderstood.”
— Regina Spektor
I am not very good about organising social events but I would love to organise a dinner party for artists of all kinds including music, writing, theatre, film and art from countries around the world particularly Australia, Russia and America. Perhaps we could all discuss the social issues of the day.
The first person I would love to invite would be Regina Spektor an amazing singer/song writer. As I mentioned in an essay yesterday, she was born in Moscow but now lives in New York. So, her insight into both cultures would be amazing.
I am not particularly interested in politics but I have a huge interest in creative culture.
“Creativity is the language we use to communicate the urgency of our dreams for a better future.”
— Audre Lorde
I have all of Regina’s albums on CD in my storage shed but would love to get a few of them on vinyl.
The Flowers is a moving Spektor song that I can’t remember but just found these moving lyrics when I searched on the Internet.
“The flowers you gave me are rotting
And still I refuse to throw them away
Some of the bulbs never opened quite fully
They might so I’m waiting and staying awake
Things I have loved I’m allowed to keep
I’ll never know if I go to sleep”
I have never been to Russia but would love to go one day to see the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg there is an amazing art collection there.
However, I have been to New York twice and my third trip there is coming up in February next year. I love all the culture in New York.
In conclusion I feel good art forms of all kinds can help patch up all sorts of pressing issues in the world.
This is an early song by Spektor from 2006