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Thu, Jul. 31st, 2008 11:27 am
Luteplayers carousing with young women

La Terrasse features a very nice, very well-written live review of Sunday's Momus / Germlin show at Stereo in Glasgow. Joe Howe (Germlin) is now installed with his girlfriend Emma in our living room (they're taking a several-week-long holiday here before relocating to Aberdeen) and I'm in a position to answer the question that came up yesterday, about what stuff they'd glom onto at our place.

Joe got fascinated by a small painting propped on top of a speaker, a reproduction I bought in a local junk shop for €5 of A Luteplayer Carousing with a Young Woman by Hendrick Terbrugghen, painted in Utrecht in the 1580s.



"I like how it's really sort of -- they've tried to be very honest, to make an honest representation of something they liked, but all the weird faults give it its own character " Joe explains.



The woman already has a sort of grotesquely elongated skull and a funny face in the original, but my crude junk store reproduction makes her even odder-looking.

Emma chose a calligraphic painting I'd made of our rabbit. (She's asked me to point out that what she's wearing in the picture is her pajamas.)



"Cos I really like the rabbit, it's as simple as that," says Emma.

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electricwitch
electricwitch
For anything, oh! she´ll bust her elastic
Thu, Jul. 31st, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)

How is your rabbit? I was thinking of it the other day when my friend was telling me about getting her bunny sterilised because she kept humping everything to bits and weeing everywhere.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Thu, Jul. 31st, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)

He's extremely naughty at the moment, spraying and humping and licking and biting.


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electricwitch
electricwitch
For anything, oh! she´ll bust her elastic
Thu, Jul. 31st, 2008 10:48 am (UTC)

Well, that's good to hear.


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niddrie_edge
niddrie_edge
raymond
Thu, Jul. 31st, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)

It's like the kids have come to visit :-)


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eclectiktronik
eclectiktronik
eclectiktronik
Thu, Jul. 31st, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)

ROFL!


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count_vronsky
count_vronsky
Thu, Jul. 31st, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)

crispy ambulance



Hey Momus, did you hear they crossed a mink with a gorilla?

They got a beautiful coat, but the sleeves were too long.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Fri, Aug. 1st, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)

That isn't going to go down too well with Joe and Emma: they're vegans!


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count_vronsky
count_vronsky
Fri, Aug. 1st, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)

Vegans!

I used to be a vegan. It wasn't that I loved animals so much, but that I really hate plants.


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la-terrasse.blogspot.com
la-terrasse.blogspot.com
Fri, Aug. 1st, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
Ta for the link

...and thanks for the show, too! Hope you didn't mind my description of what you were wearing - I'm sure there are more appropriate (Japanese?) terms than 'clogs and a dress'.

Hope the sessions go well.

Chris


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Fri, Aug. 1st, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Ta for the link

Clogs is pretty much what those plastic Birkenstocks are, and the "dress" is a muslim robe thingy -- a thoub like this, in fact -- but that's fine!


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(Anonymous)
Fri, Aug. 1st, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
His Majesty

Hello,

Bits of the Glasgow show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhUAreLt_uo
http://www.flickr.com/photos/horsemeatpie/sets/72157606455721596/


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