Friday, April 16, 2010

Songs, Statues, & Snails: Marcie in Europe

What you are is a question only you can answer.
Lois McMaster Bujold, The Warrior's Apprentice, 1986

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

I just returned from Europe. I performed live at Luminosity, and interviewed Artists at Trance Energy for 'Behind The Lyric'.

It was great to meet many people overseas who, until now, I've only known via the internet, as well as new faces I may never have met any other way!

Sometimes we do a thing in order to find out the reason for it. Sometimes our actions are questions not answers.
John Le Carre (1931 - ), Magnus Pym in "A Perfect Spy"

Before & After:
Interviews are one of many ways that we get to know each other. Not only did I interview many artists, I was interviewed myself by various publications. I learned quite a bit from the constant role reversal from Artist to Reporter and back again.

Here are a couple clips for you! Trance Podium talked to me BEFORE I went on stage, and Deejay News Magazine caught up with me AFTER I went onstage.

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.
Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

Never answer a critic, unless he's right.
Bernard M. Baruch (1870 - 1965)

After Holland, I took a trip to Paris, and met up with some friends and colleagues. It was my first time in the city, and all I had heard about its beauty is very true! My favorite parts of the city were its abundance of statues. I never used to be interested in statues, but the ones I saw in Paris has sparked a newfound respect in me. I think it's because most of the statues were very 'active and alive' in appearance. They reminded me of dancers. I was imagining what the city would look like if all its statues came to life for a few hours....:)

My friend accurately called this one a "merliongel" (mermaid lion angel:

Statues were everywhere! Even way up on tops of buildings! Here are cute gargoyles drains on top of Sacré-Cœur.

You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp

Another highlight of Paris is its amazing museums. I particularly liked the Dalí Museum in Montmarte. Look at his gorgeous depiction of a scene from Alice In Wonderland:

Alice is the girl jumping rope. And yes, there was a full size statue of her at the museum too!

There's a lot more to share, and I will be posting more pictures on Facebook.

Before I go, I should tell you that I tried Escargot in Paris. It tasted good, buuuuut once was enough for me.

French crêpes are another story! I can't get enough of those! :)

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755 - 1826), The Physiology of Taste, 1825


  1. Hehehe well, the escargot thinggy is quite a myth I mean, majority of the french ppl really hates escargot (including myself :p) .. but crêpes, yay .. the best one are from Bretagne (where i come from :p), breizhhhh !!

  2. AnonymousMay 11, 2010

    Wow that's an amazing insight Marcie

    your T-Shirt will be on it's way soon :)


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