Saturday, September 3, 2011
Siberia, Bavaria, India
After a stressful week, good to relax. Lolling on the sofa reading Ian Frazier's Travels in Siberia while listening to some ambient electronica CDs Wolfgang's just sent me. A scoot round the block with the girls. And then Liz & I had a rare evening out: a movie & a meal. The movie was another German silent: FW Murnau's Faust from 1926 with live music by DaWangGang. Film has its moments, particularly the menacing Mephisto (who's otherwise hilariously mischievous), standing over the little German village but it's very dated compared with the modernist Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt. And DaWangGang's music was merely adequate. And what better way to end a very nice day than with an Indian and a couple of bottles of Kingfisher.