Friday, 15 July 2011

John Cage

This is what it feels like when the musical ideas I'm trying to set down on manuscript paper just WILL NOT come.

If as you pass you'd like to push a slice of cake through the bars, I'm sure this would help no end.

And if you could avoid seed, walnut, Battenberg or cattle cake, I'd be very gratified.

13 comments:

dinahmow said...

Most of this I either "get" or care not about...but you will have to elucidate on the "cattle cake." (Please.)

Dave said...

Feed for cattle, I believe.

I've currently stopped eating cakes, for health reasons.

Christopher said...

MIT: I'm sure you have been Muse to many. My chaplain will explain 'cattle cake'.

Dave: A case of not having your cake and refusing it. My Auntie Podean will clarify this if necessary.

Martin H. said...

I predict any slice of cake, passed your way, will be consumed in exactly 4'33

Christopher said...

Crumbs.

Tenon_Saw said...

Isn't that Christopher Cage?

Christopher said...

Alas, TS, I sit and listen to the inner ear, but all that comes is 4'33. In that sense you're quite right.

Rog said...

You could knock out a 12 bar blues?

Geoff said...

Which key?

I've got a massive bunch here.

Sarah said...

That's what I feel like right now too....shove over...

Christopher said...

Rog: Ho ho. 12 bar blues sounds like a post pub-crawl hangover.

Geoff: A minor interlude, I hope. When you say bunch, you mean cluster or grupetto?

Sah: Mind the cake crumbs.

Friko said...

Would you like me to bake a file into the cake?

Christopher said...

Friko: I'm honoured. Thank you for dropping in. It's like an unsexpected visit from the Queen. I shall dine out on this. And dine well!

Thank you for your kind offer - could you contrive to bake in an oxy-acetylene torch rather than a file, please?