Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The Way We Were
The comment below came from Rayo. I thought I'd post it on the front page.
hi laspapi, ur blog used to kip me company a wyl back but now i'm kinda gettin bored, pls spice things up a bit, i'll bet most of us get to read 'the girl whisperer' in 'life', but its almost like that's also the best part of ur blog now and dir isnt so much else. it is ur blog and u get to do what u want but i gues i mis the old laspapi kind of posts....
Point taken, Rayo. I think it has to do with a mix of things. Just writing the 'Girl Whisperer' for the Guardian means I have to write at least once a week, and it has to make a great deal of sense, whether I'm feeling blue or not. Having a page to myself means I must be careful, so I do the GW first and other things follow.
I have to produce a play weekly too, and it takes a toll on my time as well. That's outside the commissioned works I get. I rehearse daily and sometimes even when I know I want to write, I can't find the strength. I'm known as a playwright and I have to give serious attention to that kind of writing too.
Still, I see your angle, and I'll look to this matter (maybe I'll reduce my galleria attendance-I've seen every movie they've brought over the past three months, for instance, some 2ce, apart from the baby-ish ones)
You could go into the archives from time to time, though. A friend of mine, (she's a well-known radio presenter) wrote to tell me last month, she spent 4 hours going through stuff I'd written (and even I know there are gold nuggets there). I've been blogging more than two years now, I bet you haven't read all I've put down.
Thanks Rayo. laspapi salutes you.
ps. love your photo and do say hi when next you see me.