Anonymous asked: is there any(way/where) we can download your music?
Yes, here. I’m trying to keep my Bandcamp relatively up-to-date, but some of the songs I post on Tumblr aren’t totally finished so I’ll be holding off on those. Thanks for listening to my music btw!
Flora Fauna, “Dip it Low” (Christina Milian cover)
Not my usual sounds (reminds me of Nujabes / something you’d get mellow to while doing 200 on the autobahn), but here it is. Also pretty sure this song isn’t about dancing.
Transcription of the titlepage of Venus in the Cloister, translated from the original 1683 French erotic novel, Vénus dans le cloître.
Worth noting: translated from the French *by a Person of Honour*
Flora Fauna, “Shook” (Shawn Desman Cover)
Recorded this breezy lil’ track over the last few days. And sure, I guess guys can have “sexy little thighs” too.
Gallery of illuminated internet pickup lines, Part 1.
Serious discussion with a friend today, the essence of which was “it’s just not nice to see something that is alive in your space that you did not explicitly invite to live with you.”
“Postmodern Girls” goes to early modern Europe for a second. I’ve been pretty clear about this before, but Laura Bassi is the best. Also, this “satirical poem” about her was real — those 18th century Italians knew how to deliver a burn.
P.S. this is totally almost related to the work I’m supposed to be doing today.
“Because the archive, if this word or this figure can be stabilized so as to take on a signification, will never be either memory or anamnesis as spontaneous, alive, and internal experience. On the contrary: the archive takes place at the place of originary and structural breakdown of the said memory.”
Jacques Derrida, Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998), 11.
janelfrances, we are very similar people. Archiving, memory, desire, disposable cameras, & unicorns. <3
In the last couple weeks, I’ve started making a dessert every Sunday (my excuse is a weekly Mad Men viewing gathering with friends). I’m trying to make something different each week, and I might start posting about the more interesting things I make. (If anyone has a suggestion, let me know!)
This week was chocolate pear crumble. I had a recipe in mind when I started, but I veered from it pretty quickly and did a lot of improvising. The main difference between my crumble and all the recipes I’ve read was that I caramelized the pears before baking them (i.e. let them simmer in a saucepan for 10 min with a tablespoon each of butter, cinnamon, brown sugar). It seemed like a good idea, or at least an interesting experiment. I think it did a lot for the flavour of the pears, and the cinnamon mixed with the chocolate made it a lot more interesting than chocolate on its own. Anyway, it was delicious. Caramelize your pears before you bake them.
Giacomo Puccini, “O Soave Fanciulla,” La Bohème (1958 recording ft. Maria Callas & Giuseppe Di Stefano)
This is not my usual, but sometimes Sunday mornings call for music with people singing forcefully in Italian.