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Sometimes You Need to Draw Animals

D4826161fa269cd6afc1239757cf0d45?s=47 Hannah Donovan
September 17, 2013

Sometimes You Need to Draw Animals

In 2011 I quit my job at Last.fm, clinging to what was left of my ability to make things – which, at the time, wasn’t a hell of a lot. Since then, I’ve spent the majority of my personal time working on this as a design problem. Not just fixing what was broken, but redesigning the architecture to prevent it from happening again.

As makers, burnout is something we all face. It might be big, it might small. Mine was pretty big. This is the story I’m going to tell you.

(Presented at JSConf EU 2013, Berlin)

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Hannah Donovan

September 17, 2013
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  1. YOU NEED ANIMALS Somet imes t o d raw +$11$+'2129$1Ť

  2. I’m a full-stack designer and I make music products. London,

    where everyone looks like this obv. I’m @han HELLO!
  3. Last.fm

  4. Last.fm Drinkify

  5. Last.fm Drinkify This Is My Jam

  6. Last.fm Drinkify This Is My Jam

  7. Last.fm Drinkify This Is My Jam

  8. Last.fm Drinkify This Is My Jam

  9. None
  10. None
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  13. Photo credit: Kerstin Joensson

  14. FEELS

  15. Design school

  16. Design school

  17. Design school

  18. Design school Design job

  19. Design school Design job

  20. Design school Design job Better design job in a better

    city* *for design
  21. Design school Design job Better design job in a better

    city* *for design Awesome design job in an awesome city
  22. Design school Design job Better design job in a better

    city* Nothing… *for design Awesome design job in an awesome city
  23. APRIL 2011 Hong kong more nothing...

  24. “I need a designer. Can you Help?”

  25. “I need a designer. Can you Help?” “...yes.”

  26. Enough of me. WHY DOES THIS MATTER TO YOU?

  27. MY STORY ISN’T UNIQUE

  28. This will probably happen to you too (if it hasn’t

    already). MY STORY ISN’T UNIQUE
  29. MY STORY ISN’T UNIQUE

  30. As makers, you’d think one of the most important things

    to learn would be how to take care of our abilities
  31. As makers, you’d think one of the most important things

    to learn would be how to take care of our abilities I’M NOT CONVINCED THAT HAPPENS
  32. And because we don’t talk about this problem…

  33. And because we don’t talk about this problem… IT’S SELF

    REINFORCING
  34. FEELS

  35. None
  36. FOR “MAKER’S BLOCK” APRIL 2011 Hong kong

  37. These aren’t just about fixing what was broken, but redesigning

    how I approach making. FOR “MAKER’S BLOCK”
  38. LEARN WHEN TO STOP

  39. LEARN WHEN TO STOP

  40. START WITH SOMETHING SHIT

  41. START WITH SOMETHING SHIT

  42. START WITH SOMETHING SHIT Shit first iteration of a profile

    screen
  43. START WITH SOMETHING SHIT Shit first iteration of a profile

    screen Profile screen today
  44. LET ACTION CREATE MOTIVATION

  45. None
  46. CREATE PATTERNS FOR PERSONAL SERENDIPITY

  47. None
  48. None
  49. DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT

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Axl Rose No one understands me or even comes close Who have I got in my corner? Axl Rose No one’s going to tell me what to do I’m going to do what the hell I want to When the world’s got you by the fucking throat Who do you want in your corner? Axl Rose No one understands me or even comes close Who have I got in my corner? Axl Rose I want to give the world the finger With the exception of my favourite lead singer I want to give the world the finger With the exception of my favourite lead singer FUCK OFF I know what you’re all thinking That I know what you’ve all been thinking You had to put in the hours I was born with special powers ESP IS GOOD FOR ME I am the psychic There is no point in whispering All your secrets I can hear them I’ve seen every scene you’re in I know every sin you’ve sinned ESP IS GOOD FOR ME I am the psychic Second guessing is doing your head in You can try and hide your thoughts But you will get caught I am the psychic Is Dog Eared (6:17) 5 Martin Kemp Welch 5-A-Side Football Rules (2:14) Axl Rose (3:28) I Am The Psychic (2:44) & © 2011 Art Brut under exclusive license to Cooking Vinyl Ltd. A ll Rights of the producer and owner of recorded work reserved. Unauthorised copying, hirin g, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record is prohibited. LC:7180 M ade In The EU | www.cookingvinyl.com | info@cookingvinyl.com BRILLIANT! TRAGIC! ART BRUT Commemorative cookbook of my grandmothers’s recipes (Collaboration with Monika Wensel & Sophie Wensel) VICKI’S KITCHEN by Victoria Koller A collection of heritage recipes and their stories. 92 | Holidays BARSZCZ (Beet Soup) [BARSH-ch] Strain this Polish soup or leave it unstrained for an everyday meal. On Christmas Eve, it is more special with uszka (soup dumplings). It has been the main course of the traditionally meatless Christmas Eve meal at Kathy’s home for years. Cook beets by boiling in water. Remove and drain. Let cool, peel and grate. Chop onion and sauté in oil until transluscent. Grate carrots, beets and cabbage (if using) and add to onions. Cover with vegetable stock and add honey, vinegar, and salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil and simmer. Top with sour cream and parsley. For Christmas Eve, place 3 to 4 uszka (p. 94–95) in the bottom of the bowl before ladling in barszcz. Serves 12. stalk ½ cup cups ¼ cup ¼ cup for garnish celery onion carrots beets cabbage if desired vegetable stock honey white vinegar parsley 0 VICKI’S TIPS 0 If you have sauerkraut in the fridge, use some of the brine in place of white vinegar. Add 1 can tomato soup for a smooth, thicker consistency Holidays | 93 94 | Holidays USZKA (Soup Dumplings) [OOSH-ka] Uszka means “little ears” in Polish. These dumplings are usually served in Barszcz (p. 92–93). Dough Mix flour, egg and oil. Knead slightly. Cover and refrigerate while preparing filling. Filling Fry onions and oil in a large saucepan. Add mushrooms, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Combine bread crumbs and parsley into the mixture. Once fully cooked, allow to cool. Refrigerate. Assembly Roll the dough out as thinly as you can (the secret is in the thin dough!). Keep extra dough covered so it does not dry out. Cut into 1½" or 2" squares. Place ½ teaspoon of filling on each square. Pinch edges together to form a triangle. Position with the hypotenuse at the bottom. Fold the top down, then the left and right corners in and pinch or tie the corners together. Drop into rapidly boiling, salted water, no more than a few uszka at a time. Cook for approximately five minutes or until they float to the top. Remove with a slotted spoon. Toss lightly with melted butter. To serve, place a few uszka in a bowl and ladle hot barszcz over top. cups Tbsp ½ lb Tbsp ½ Tbsp Tbsp to taste to taste flour egg oil mushrooms onion minced vegetable oil bread crumbs lemon juice salt pepper 0 VICKI’S TIPS 0 Filling is best if made the day ahead. Save a small amount of pierogi dough to make uszka. Holidays | 95 1. Put filling on square of dough. 2. Fold dough over and pinch to seal. 3. Fold down top, then corners. 4. Pinch or tie corners to secure.
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Tragic!’ (collaboration with Jamie McKelvie) 6 8 7 She says she no longer has time for fiction Well I disagree If I have to live in this world I want something better to read Maybe you arrived on your own But you won’t be leaving alone I’m still here, just dog eared You say people misunderstand you Well I get misunderstood too So let’s hang around together And we can misunderstand each other Maybe you arrived on your own But you won’t be leaving alone I’m still here, just dog eared We’ve found a plot of land Just for ourselves We’ve started digging foundations If you want to help I’m still here, Just dog eared I still see every schoolboy crush as a missed opportunity I want to turn up at their houses See if they remember me Monday morning double maths You at the front me at the back Martin Kemp Welch 5-A-Side Football Rules That’s all I learnt in school Self portraits drawn in charcoal and chalk A wavy line where I tried to talk I used to dream of walking you home from school And seeing the posters on your bedroom wall Martin Kemp Welch 5-A-Side Football Rules That’s all they taught me at school This world is fucked And you’re an idiot Take a long look at my middle digit Trouble at home And at school But you’re watching over me from my bedroom wall When the world’s got you by the fucking throat Who do you want in your corner? Axl Rose No one understands me or even comes close Who have I got in my corner? Axl Rose No one’s going to tell me what to do I’m going to do what the hell I want to When the world’s got you by the fucking throat Who do you want in your corner? Axl Rose No one understands me or even comes close Who have I got in my corner? Axl Rose I want to give the world the finger With the exception of my favourite lead singer I want to give the world the finger With the exception of my favourite lead singer FUCK OFF I know what you’re all thinking That I know what you’ve all been thinking You had to put in the hours I was born with special powers ESP IS GOOD FOR ME I am the psychic There is no point in whispering All your secrets I can hear them I’ve seen every scene you’re in I know every sin you’ve sinned ESP IS GOOD FOR ME I am the psychic Second guessing is doing your head in You can try and hide your thoughts But you will get caught I am the psychic Is Dog Eared (6:17) 5 Martin Kemp Welch 5-A-Side Football Rules (2:14) Axl Rose (3:28) I Am The Psychic (2:44) & © 2011 Art Brut under exclusive license to Cooking Vinyl Ltd. A ll Rights of the producer and owner of recorded work reserved. Unauthorised copying, hirin g, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record is prohibited. LC:7180 M ade In The EU | www.cookingvinyl.com | info@cookingvinyl.com BRILLIANT! TRAGIC! ART BRUT Commemorative cookbook of my grandmothers’s recipes (Collaboration with Monika Wensel & Sophie Wensel) VICKI’S KITCHEN by Victoria Koller A collection of heritage recipes and their stories. 92 | Holidays BARSZCZ (Beet Soup) [BARSH-ch] Strain this Polish soup or leave it unstrained for an everyday meal. On Christmas Eve, it is more special with uszka (soup dumplings). It has been the main course of the traditionally meatless Christmas Eve meal at Kathy’s home for years. Cook beets by boiling in water. Remove and drain. Let cool, peel and grate. Chop onion and sauté in oil until transluscent. Grate carrots, beets and cabbage (if using) and add to onions. Cover with vegetable stock and add honey, vinegar, and salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil and simmer. Top with sour cream and parsley. For Christmas Eve, place 3 to 4 uszka (p. 94–95) in the bottom of the bowl before ladling in barszcz. Serves 12. stalk ½ cup cups ¼ cup ¼ cup for garnish celery onion carrots beets cabbage if desired vegetable stock honey white vinegar parsley 0 VICKI’S TIPS 0 If you have sauerkraut in the fridge, use some of the brine in place of white vinegar. Add 1 can tomato soup for a smooth, thicker consistency Holidays | 93 94 | Holidays USZKA (Soup Dumplings) [OOSH-ka] Uszka means “little ears” in Polish. These dumplings are usually served in Barszcz (p. 92–93). Dough Mix flour, egg and oil. Knead slightly. Cover and refrigerate while preparing filling. Filling Fry onions and oil in a large saucepan. Add mushrooms, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Combine bread crumbs and parsley into the mixture. Once fully cooked, allow to cool. Refrigerate. Assembly Roll the dough out as thinly as you can (the secret is in the thin dough!). Keep extra dough covered so it does not dry out. Cut into 1½" or 2" squares. Place ½ teaspoon of filling on each square. Pinch edges together to form a triangle. Position with the hypotenuse at the bottom. Fold the top down, then the left and right corners in and pinch or tie the corners together. Drop into rapidly boiling, salted water, no more than a few uszka at a time. Cook for approximately five minutes or until they float to the top. Remove with a slotted spoon. Toss lightly with melted butter. To serve, place a few uszka in a bowl and ladle hot barszcz over top. cups Tbsp ½ lb Tbsp ½ Tbsp Tbsp to taste to taste flour egg oil mushrooms onion minced vegetable oil bread crumbs lemon juice salt pepper 0 VICKI’S TIPS 0 Filling is best if made the day ahead. Save a small amount of pierogi dough to make uszka. Holidays | 95 1. Put filling on square of dough. 2. Fold dough over and pinch to seal. 3. Fold down top, then corners. 4. Pinch or tie corners to secure. Identity for the Manhattans Project LONG VINEGARED G&T Hendrick’s Gin, elderflower and tonic with a smidgen of dessert wine vinegar. Refinement personified, then turned into a drink. £8 ITALIAN PALE ALE Flying Dog ipa and Campari, served over ice with a grapefruit wedge. To be honest, we didn’t expect it either. £7 HOUSE CLASSICS TOM COLLINS LADY MACBETH SHERRY COBBLER RED HOOK A rotating list of classics we think deserve a little more attention. All £8 At the Manhattans Project, we like great booze, strong drinks and have a penchant for classics. We like questions too, so please talk to us if you have any about the menu. No vertical drinking. Discretionary 12.5% service added. SHORT HOUSE MANHATTAN Rittenhouse 100, softened with cognac, rounded with a blend of vermouths and topped with a homemade brandied cherry. It’s pretty much our thing. £10 MOONSHINE BOULEVARDIER Redneck Georgia Moon goes to finishing school with Aperol, Campari, Cocchi vermouth and peach liqueur. Dang she done scrub up purdy fine. £10 GREENGAGE OLD FASHIONED Bourbon’s night off. La Penca mezcal brightened with old-timey greengage syrup, stirred down over ice with a dash of Peychaud’s bitters. £10 LAPSANG MARTINEZ Fruity Tanqueray 10, Lapsang tea and Talisker, mellowed with Antica formula. Smoky and complex; half Churchill, half Roosevelt. £10 7 RUM MAI TAI If you like rum so much why don’t you go live there? A Tiki mix of seven rums, manhandled into submission with almond syrup and fresh citrus. £10 CLASSIC COCKTAILS DONE RIGHT PDQKDWWDQVSURMHFWFRPŤWZLWWHUPDQKDWWDQVPRJCTŤIDFHERRNPDQKDWWDQVSURMHFW
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Axl Rose No one understands me or even comes close Who have I got in my corner? Axl Rose No one’s going to tell me what to do I’m going to do what the hell I want to When the world’s got you by the fucking throat Who do you want in your corner? Axl Rose No one understands me or even comes close Who have I got in my corner? Axl Rose I want to give the world the finger With the exception of my favourite lead singer I want to give the world the finger With the exception of my favourite lead singer FUCK OFF I know what you’re all thinking That I know what you’ve all been thinking You had to put in the hours I was born with special powers ESP IS GOOD FOR ME I am the psychic There is no point in whispering All your secrets I can hear them I’ve seen every scene you’re in I know every sin you’ve sinned ESP IS GOOD FOR ME I am the psychic Second guessing is doing your head in You can try and hide your thoughts But you will get caught I am the psychic Is Dog Eared (6:17) 5 Martin Kemp Welch 5-A-Side Football Rules (2:14) Axl Rose (3:28) I Am The Psychic (2:44) & © 2011 Art Brut under exclusive license to Cooking Vinyl Ltd. A ll Rights of the producer and owner of recorded work reserved. Unauthorised copying, hirin g, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record is prohibited. LC:7180 M ade In The EU | www.cookingvinyl.com | info@cookingvinyl.com BRILLIANT! TRAGIC! ART BRUT Commemorative cookbook of my grandmothers’s recipes (Collaboration with Monika Wensel & Sophie Wensel) VICKI’S KITCHEN by Victoria Koller A collection of heritage recipes and their stories. 92 | Holidays BARSZCZ (Beet Soup) [BARSH-ch] Strain this Polish soup or leave it unstrained for an everyday meal. On Christmas Eve, it is more special with uszka (soup dumplings). It has been the main course of the traditionally meatless Christmas Eve meal at Kathy’s home for years. Cook beets by boiling in water. Remove and drain. Let cool, peel and grate. Chop onion and sauté in oil until transluscent. Grate carrots, beets and cabbage (if using) and add to onions. Cover with vegetable stock and add honey, vinegar, and salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil and simmer. Top with sour cream and parsley. For Christmas Eve, place 3 to 4 uszka (p. 94–95) in the bottom of the bowl before ladling in barszcz. Serves 12. stalk ½ cup cups ¼ cup ¼ cup for garnish celery onion carrots beets cabbage if desired vegetable stock honey white vinegar parsley 0 VICKI’S TIPS 0 If you have sauerkraut in the fridge, use some of the brine in place of white vinegar. Add 1 can tomato soup for a smooth, thicker consistency Holidays | 93 94 | Holidays USZKA (Soup Dumplings) [OOSH-ka] Uszka means “little ears” in Polish. These dumplings are usually served in Barszcz (p. 92–93). Dough Mix flour, egg and oil. Knead slightly. Cover and refrigerate while preparing filling. Filling Fry onions and oil in a large saucepan. Add mushrooms, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Combine bread crumbs and parsley into the mixture. Once fully cooked, allow to cool. Refrigerate. Assembly Roll the dough out as thinly as you can (the secret is in the thin dough!). Keep extra dough covered so it does not dry out. Cut into 1½" or 2" squares. Place ½ teaspoon of filling on each square. Pinch edges together to form a triangle. Position with the hypotenuse at the bottom. Fold the top down, then the left and right corners in and pinch or tie the corners together. Drop into rapidly boiling, salted water, no more than a few uszka at a time. Cook for approximately five minutes or until they float to the top. Remove with a slotted spoon. Toss lightly with melted butter. To serve, place a few uszka in a bowl and ladle hot barszcz over top. cups Tbsp ½ lb Tbsp ½ Tbsp Tbsp to taste to taste flour egg oil mushrooms onion minced vegetable oil bread crumbs lemon juice salt pepper 0 VICKI’S TIPS 0 Filling is best if made the day ahead. Save a small amount of pierogi dough to make uszka. Holidays | 95 1. Put filling on square of dough. 2. Fold dough over and pinch to seal. 3. Fold down top, then corners. 4. Pinch or tie corners to secure. Identity for the Manhattans Project LONG VINEGARED G&T Hendrick’s Gin, elderflower and tonic with a smidgen of dessert wine vinegar. Refinement personified, then turned into a drink. £8 ITALIAN PALE ALE Flying Dog ipa and Campari, served over ice with a grapefruit wedge. To be honest, we didn’t expect it either. £7 HOUSE CLASSICS TOM COLLINS LADY MACBETH SHERRY COBBLER RED HOOK A rotating list of classics we think deserve a little more attention. All £8 At the Manhattans Project, we like great booze, strong drinks and have a penchant for classics. We like questions too, so please talk to us if you have any about the menu. No vertical drinking. Discretionary 12.5% service added. SHORT HOUSE MANHATTAN Rittenhouse 100, softened with cognac, rounded with a blend of vermouths and topped with a homemade brandied cherry. It’s pretty much our thing. £10 MOONSHINE BOULEVARDIER Redneck Georgia Moon goes to finishing school with Aperol, Campari, Cocchi vermouth and peach liqueur. Dang she done scrub up purdy fine. £10 GREENGAGE OLD FASHIONED Bourbon’s night off. La Penca mezcal brightened with old-timey greengage syrup, stirred down over ice with a dash of Peychaud’s bitters. £10 LAPSANG MARTINEZ Fruity Tanqueray 10, Lapsang tea and Talisker, mellowed with Antica formula. Smoky and complex; half Churchill, half Roosevelt. £10 7 RUM MAI TAI If you like rum so much why don’t you go live there? A Tiki mix of seven rums, manhandled into submission with almond syrup and fresh citrus. £10 CLASSIC COCKTAILS DONE RIGHT PDQKDWWDQVSURMHFWFRPŤWZLWWHUPDQKDWWDQVPRJCTŤIDFHERRNPDQKDWWDQVSURMHFW Design for Salomon Orchestra’s 50th year Newman Fox Fanfare Williams Star Wars Main Title Korngold The Sea Hawk Arlen Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz Walton Battle & Bailero from Henry V Herrmann Salammbo Aria from Citizen Kane Gershwin An American in Paris Int er val Jarre Lawrence of Arabia Overture Steiner Tara’s Theme from Gone with the Wind Schönberg I Dreamed a Dream from Les Misérables Bernstein On the Town (3 Dance Episodes) Goodwin 633 Squadron Sample One Day I’ll Fly Away from Moulin Rouge! Williams Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter Williams Flying Theme from E.T. 29 June 2013 C ad o g an Hall Philip Ellis Conductor Olivia Safe Vocalist Edward Secker son Compère was made for the screen and has only recently been made into a stage show. Harold Arlen and his librettist e.y. Harburg were hired by mgm to write the songs and they won the 1939 Academy Award for Best Original Song. ‘Over the Rainbow’ has subsequently received many accolades including being named as the American Film Industry’s “Song of the Century”, and yet mgm ’s chief executive, Louis b. Meyer wanted to drop the song as he felt it slowed down the dramatic action. How wrong he was! SIR WILLIAM TURNER WALTON (1902 – 1983) Battle & Bailero from Henry V A few years later the Oscar for original score was awarded to a British film. When in 1944 Laurance Olivier made his film of Shakespeare’s Henry V he invited Walton to compose the score. Walton subsequently extracted several scenes to create a concert suite, and it is the third movement that we hear tonight: ‘Charge and Battle’ was the soundtrack to the Battle of Agincourt. Walton cleverly contrived to give his music a sense of the period, even though his musical language is firmly rooted in the twentieth century. As the battle subsides he even incorporates a reference to the French folk song: ‘Bailero’. BERNARD HERRMANN (1911 – 1975) Salammbo Aria from Citizen Kane Released in 1941, Citizen Kane is regarded by many as the greatest film of all time. Directed by and starring Orson Welles it is the rags to riches story of media tycoon Charles Foster Kane, a character based partly on William Randolph Hearst. Its importance as a film is due to the innovative techniques employed by the director, from telling the concert programmes alongside Beethoven, Strauss and Wagner. Following the success of the first trilogy, John Williams went on to compose the music for the Prequel trilogy in 1999 – 2005 and it has recently been announced that he will continue to work on the project as it enters its third phase in 2014. ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (1897 – 1957) Sea Hawk Of course using leitmotifs in film scores was nothing new. A generation earlier Erich Korngold was winning Oscars using the same compositional techniques. In the early years of the twentieth century Korngold impressed both Mahler and Strauss with his youthful compositions and by the early 1930’s he had established himself as one of Europe’s leading composers of concertos and operas. He was originally invited to Hollywood in 1934 to work on an adaptation of Mendelssohn’s music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and then, four years later, Warner Brothers invited him back to work on a new project. It was during this visit that Germany annexed Austria and it became too dangerous for Korngold, a Jew, to return home. He settled in California and incorporated operatic techniques into his film music, winning an Academy Award in 1938 for his original score to The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn. He was nominated again in 1940 for his next project, another historical swashbuckler, but in The Sea Hawk Errol Flynn was cast as a heroic English sea-captain in the time of the Armada. In this music Korngold used leitmotif development to compose a symphonic score that has stood the test of time more successfully than the film itself. HAROLD ARLEN (1905 – 1986) Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland’s signature song was the Oscar-winning: ‘Over the Rainbow’ from the 1939 mgm musical fantasy The Wizard of Oz. Unlike many film musicals, which are adaptations of existing stage shows, this programme.indd 6 18/06/2013 01:01
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    #33 back up story (collaboration with Jamie McKelvie) Design for Art Brut’s ‘Brilliant! Tragic!’ (collaboration with Jamie McKelvie) 6 8 7 She says she no longer has time for fiction Well I disagree If I have to live in this world I want something better to read Maybe you arrived on your own But you won’t be leaving alone I’m still here, just dog eared You say people misunderstand you Well I get misunderstood too So let’s hang around together And we can misunderstand each other Maybe you arrived on your own But you won’t be leaving alone I’m still here, just dog eared We’ve found a plot of land Just for ourselves We’ve started digging foundations If you want to help I’m still here, Just dog eared I still see every schoolboy crush as a missed opportunity I want to turn up at their houses See if they remember me Monday morning double maths You at the front me at the back Martin Kemp Welch 5-A-Side Football Rules That’s all I learnt in school Self portraits drawn in charcoal and chalk A wavy line where I tried to talk I used to dream of walking you home from school And seeing the posters on your bedroom wall Martin Kemp Welch 5-A-Side Football Rules That’s all they taught me at school This world is fucked And you’re an idiot Take a long look at my middle digit Trouble at home And at school But you’re watching over me from my bedroom wall When the world’s got you by the fucking throat Who do you want in your corner? Axl Rose No one understands me or even comes close Who have I got in my corner? Axl Rose No one’s going to tell me what to do I’m going to do what the hell I want to When the world’s got you by the fucking throat Who do you want in your corner? Axl Rose No one understands me or even comes close Who have I got in my corner? Axl Rose I want to give the world the finger With the exception of my favourite lead singer I want to give the world the finger With the exception of my favourite lead singer FUCK OFF I know what you’re all thinking That I know what you’ve all been thinking You had to put in the hours I was born with special powers ESP IS GOOD FOR ME I am the psychic There is no point in whispering All your secrets I can hear them I’ve seen every scene you’re in I know every sin you’ve sinned ESP IS GOOD FOR ME I am the psychic Second guessing is doing your head in You can try and hide your thoughts But you will get caught I am the psychic Is Dog Eared (6:17) 5 Martin Kemp Welch 5-A-Side Football Rules (2:14) Axl Rose (3:28) I Am The Psychic (2:44) & © 2011 Art Brut under exclusive license to Cooking Vinyl Ltd. A ll Rights of the producer and owner of recorded work reserved. Unauthorised copying, hirin g, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record is prohibited. LC:7180 M ade In The EU | www.cookingvinyl.com | info@cookingvinyl.com BRILLIANT! TRAGIC! ART BRUT Commemorative cookbook of my grandmothers’s recipes (Collaboration with Monika Wensel & Sophie Wensel) VICKI’S KITCHEN by Victoria Koller A collection of heritage recipes and their stories. 92 | Holidays BARSZCZ (Beet Soup) [BARSH-ch] Strain this Polish soup or leave it unstrained for an everyday meal. On Christmas Eve, it is more special with uszka (soup dumplings). It has been the main course of the traditionally meatless Christmas Eve meal at Kathy’s home for years. Cook beets by boiling in water. Remove and drain. Let cool, peel and grate. Chop onion and sauté in oil until transluscent. Grate carrots, beets and cabbage (if using) and add to onions. Cover with vegetable stock and add honey, vinegar, and salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil and simmer. Top with sour cream and parsley. For Christmas Eve, place 3 to 4 uszka (p. 94–95) in the bottom of the bowl before ladling in barszcz. Serves 12. stalk ½ cup cups ¼ cup ¼ cup for garnish celery onion carrots beets cabbage if desired vegetable stock honey white vinegar parsley 0 VICKI’S TIPS 0 If you have sauerkraut in the fridge, use some of the brine in place of white vinegar. Add 1 can tomato soup for a smooth, thicker consistency Holidays | 93 94 | Holidays USZKA (Soup Dumplings) [OOSH-ka] Uszka means “little ears” in Polish. These dumplings are usually served in Barszcz (p. 92–93). Dough Mix flour, egg and oil. Knead slightly. Cover and refrigerate while preparing filling. Filling Fry onions and oil in a large saucepan. Add mushrooms, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Combine bread crumbs and parsley into the mixture. Once fully cooked, allow to cool. Refrigerate. Assembly Roll the dough out as thinly as you can (the secret is in the thin dough!). Keep extra dough covered so it does not dry out. Cut into 1½" or 2" squares. Place ½ teaspoon of filling on each square. Pinch edges together to form a triangle. Position with the hypotenuse at the bottom. Fold the top down, then the left and right corners in and pinch or tie the corners together. Drop into rapidly boiling, salted water, no more than a few uszka at a time. Cook for approximately five minutes or until they float to the top. Remove with a slotted spoon. Toss lightly with melted butter. To serve, place a few uszka in a bowl and ladle hot barszcz over top. cups Tbsp ½ lb Tbsp ½ Tbsp Tbsp to taste to taste flour egg oil mushrooms onion minced vegetable oil bread crumbs lemon juice salt pepper 0 VICKI’S TIPS 0 Filling is best if made the day ahead. Save a small amount of pierogi dough to make uszka. Holidays | 95 1. Put filling on square of dough. 2. Fold dough over and pinch to seal. 3. Fold down top, then corners. 4. Pinch or tie corners to secure. Identity for the Manhattans Project LONG VINEGARED G&T Hendrick’s Gin, elderflower and tonic with a smidgen of dessert wine vinegar. Refinement personified, then turned into a drink. £8 ITALIAN PALE ALE Flying Dog ipa and Campari, served over ice with a grapefruit wedge. To be honest, we didn’t expect it either. £7 HOUSE CLASSICS TOM COLLINS LADY MACBETH SHERRY COBBLER RED HOOK A rotating list of classics we think deserve a little more attention. All £8 At the Manhattans Project, we like great booze, strong drinks and have a penchant for classics. We like questions too, so please talk to us if you have any about the menu. No vertical drinking. Discretionary 12.5% service added. SHORT HOUSE MANHATTAN Rittenhouse 100, softened with cognac, rounded with a blend of vermouths and topped with a homemade brandied cherry. It’s pretty much our thing. £10 MOONSHINE BOULEVARDIER Redneck Georgia Moon goes to finishing school with Aperol, Campari, Cocchi vermouth and peach liqueur. Dang she done scrub up purdy fine. £10 GREENGAGE OLD FASHIONED Bourbon’s night off. La Penca mezcal brightened with old-timey greengage syrup, stirred down over ice with a dash of Peychaud’s bitters. £10 LAPSANG MARTINEZ Fruity Tanqueray 10, Lapsang tea and Talisker, mellowed with Antica formula. Smoky and complex; half Churchill, half Roosevelt. £10 7 RUM MAI TAI If you like rum so much why don’t you go live there? A Tiki mix of seven rums, manhandled into submission with almond syrup and fresh citrus. £10 CLASSIC COCKTAILS DONE RIGHT PDQKDWWDQVSURMHFWFRPŤWZLWWHUPDQKDWWDQVPRJCTŤIDFHERRNPDQKDWWDQVSURMHFW Design for Salomon Orchestra’s 50th year Newman Fox Fanfare Williams Star Wars Main Title Korngold The Sea Hawk Arlen Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz Walton Battle & Bailero from Henry V Herrmann Salammbo Aria from Citizen Kane Gershwin An American in Paris Int er val Jarre Lawrence of Arabia Overture Steiner Tara’s Theme from Gone with the Wind Schönberg I Dreamed a Dream from Les Misérables Bernstein On the Town (3 Dance Episodes) Goodwin 633 Squadron Sample One Day I’ll Fly Away from Moulin Rouge! Williams Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter Williams Flying Theme from E.T. 29 June 2013 C ad o g an Hall Philip Ellis Conductor Olivia Safe Vocalist Edward Secker son Compère was made for the screen and has only recently been made into a stage show. Harold Arlen and his librettist e.y. Harburg were hired by mgm to write the songs and they won the 1939 Academy Award for Best Original Song. ‘Over the Rainbow’ has subsequently received many accolades including being named as the American Film Industry’s “Song of the Century”, and yet mgm ’s chief executive, Louis b. Meyer wanted to drop the song as he felt it slowed down the dramatic action. How wrong he was! SIR WILLIAM TURNER WALTON (1902 – 1983) Battle & Bailero from Henry V A few years later the Oscar for original score was awarded to a British film. When in 1944 Laurance Olivier made his film of Shakespeare’s Henry V he invited Walton to compose the score. Walton subsequently extracted several scenes to create a concert suite, and it is the third movement that we hear tonight: ‘Charge and Battle’ was the soundtrack to the Battle of Agincourt. Walton cleverly contrived to give his music a sense of the period, even though his musical language is firmly rooted in the twentieth century. As the battle subsides he even incorporates a reference to the French folk song: ‘Bailero’. BERNARD HERRMANN (1911 – 1975) Salammbo Aria from Citizen Kane Released in 1941, Citizen Kane is regarded by many as the greatest film of all time. Directed by and starring Orson Welles it is the rags to riches story of media tycoon Charles Foster Kane, a character based partly on William Randolph Hearst. Its importance as a film is due to the innovative techniques employed by the director, from telling the concert programmes alongside Beethoven, Strauss and Wagner. Following the success of the first trilogy, John Williams went on to compose the music for the Prequel trilogy in 1999 – 2005 and it has recently been announced that he will continue to work on the project as it enters its third phase in 2014. ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (1897 – 1957) Sea Hawk Of course using leitmotifs in film scores was nothing new. A generation earlier Erich Korngold was winning Oscars using the same compositional techniques. In the early years of the twentieth century Korngold impressed both Mahler and Strauss with his youthful compositions and by the early 1930’s he had established himself as one of Europe’s leading composers of concertos and operas. He was originally invited to Hollywood in 1934 to work on an adaptation of Mendelssohn’s music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and then, four years later, Warner Brothers invited him back to work on a new project. It was during this visit that Germany annexed Austria and it became too dangerous for Korngold, a Jew, to return home. He settled in California and incorporated operatic techniques into his film music, winning an Academy Award in 1938 for his original score to The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn. He was nominated again in 1940 for his next project, another historical swashbuckler, but in The Sea Hawk Errol Flynn was cast as a heroic English sea-captain in the time of the Armada. In this music Korngold used leitmotif development to compose a symphonic score that has stood the test of time more successfully than the film itself. HAROLD ARLEN (1905 – 1986) Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland’s signature song was the Oscar-winning: ‘Over the Rainbow’ from the 1939 mgm musical fantasy The Wizard of Oz. Unlike many film musicals, which are adaptations of existing stage shows, this programme.indd 6 18/06/2013 01:01 Logo & design for THREE (collaboration with Kieron Gillen, Ryan Kelly & Jordie Bellaire) $2.99 1
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    YOU! Want to get in touch? @han on the internet Email: han@hannahdonovan.com Image credits: Photos & illlustrations by me except the alpacas (Kerstin Joensson) and Art Student Owl, who was born on the internet: fyeahartstudentowl.tumblr.com Further reading & references: The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron Bird by Bird – Anne Lamott The Creative Habit – Twyla Tharp