Monday, 27 April 2009

Bea Arthur

Sadly, Bea Arthur passed away this weekend. I remember when 'The Golden Girls' first came out & what a buzz it caused amongst me and my teenage friends. I don't think we had ever seen such feisty, sexy, sassy & hilarious older ladies before - it was wonderful and life affirming. Of course, we all had a soft spot for the really tall one whose grouchiness mirrored our own teenage temperament. Here is a classic clip which is also a reminder of what a great singer Bea Arthur was. Lots of love tt

Friday, 17 April 2009

"In dieser stadt"

My wake up song at the moment is Hildegard Knef singing "In dieser stadt". I remember the Canadian writer Ann-Marie MacDonald describing the German language as a beautiful woman wearing a man's shirt. Listening to this wonderful performance I completely understand what she means ! Love tt.


Over Easter, I visited 3 London exhibitions. Roni Horn at the Tate [link] I had the feeling that she was not quite comfortable with the space and I preferred seeing her work in Iceland. Hussein Chalayan at the Design Museum [link] was fun, I really liked the film with the futuristic pod. And my favourite Annette Messager at the Hayward [link]. If you have the chance, please see it ! I think the installation 'Casino' is one of the most beautiful and magical I've ever seen. Love tt.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

TT Podcast !

I have a new page on my website called 'the attic' in which you will find a TT podcast. In the podcast I will sing an accoustic version of one of my old songs and talk a little bit about it. To gain access to the attic, all you have to do is sign up to the mailing list: link. Thank you to those who have already done this. I hope you will enjoy it and I will add more podcasts in the future ! Lots of love tt.

Helen Levitt

I was saddened to hear that Helen Levitt the photographer has recently passed away. I've mentioned her before on the 'mystuff page' of my website as I am a big fan. It may seem trite to say this but she really was able to tell a story in a photo. I always felt that she was coming from the same place as her subjects, there's no judgement, polite barrier or commentary (well, that's sort of impossible but you know what I mean). She was a rare talent and will be greatly missed. Love tt.