To watch: “Gutter Monkey”
Aw, Chrissy. The Divinyls were a bright spot on my 17-year-old soundtrack. That was quite an awesome time/age to be hearing and seeing this. Her music will live on.
“You’ve taken yourself way too seriously before you’ve even started and prevented yourself from having any fun. It’s got to be fun, this business of writing, because most of the time there’s precious little else to recommend it.”
From Limelight (1952)
“The writing’s the thing, I brooded. Why can’t it be that simple?
Because it’s the Literary Ice Age, because the economy’s imploded, and because we need to eat. We want love, shelter, food, and for our completed work to enter the world – and in due course, for someone to notice and like it.
That sequence usually arrives to an artist with a couple of holes in it. Missing one element or another.
When, then, does it become reasonable to cry out?
We pick our moments.”
~ From Because You Have To: A Writing Life by Joan Frank (2012)