Harmony was a capitalist plot to sell pianos

—Do you perform often?
—Only at poor attended concerts for postgraduates.
—That’s a shame, why do you think that is?
—Because once you move away from tonality and harmony the audience is very small.
—That’s because harmony is science. Harmony is physics.
—Harmony was a capitalist plot to sell pianos.

(Untitled) (2009).

All reading copies of the same book

“I was shocked at college to see one hundred of my classmates in the library all reading copies of the same book. Instead of doing as they did, I went into the stacks and read the first book written by an author whose name began with Z. I received the highest grade in the class. That convinced me that the institution was not being run correctly. I left.”

John Cage: An Autobiographical Statement

Watchings

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
Karel Reisz

This is the End (2013)
Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
Robert Hamer

女が階段を上る時 (When a Woman Ascends the Stairs) (1960)
Mikio Naruse

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
John Frankenheimer

Seven Days in May (1964)
John Frankenheimer

Pillow Talk (1959)


When I started watching Douglas Sirk’s melodramas last week, Rock Hudson made me think of those old romantic comedies with Doris Day. When I was a kid, in the Eighties, Spanish television repeated a lot that kind of films, and I loved them, but I haven’t watched any of them since then. I thought that maybe right now this kind of films could seem too innocent, or even reactionary, but the truth is that Pillow Talk is still funny, and not so naive as I remembered it.