Sunday, 12 May 2013
an impossible girl and the sky is calling
The sky was calling from early this morning.
First, before breakfast with a clear blue sheen. I cycled in the bliss of a fine day. Then, a short pause for coffee and an onion bagel, as the sky whitened to a slight edge of drizzle.
It's strange what can flick through the mind on a bike ride and I found myself pondering the bagel circle of crumbs from yesterday's Doctor Who episode.
Not so much the 'Who is Clara?' part, which everyone else is already on to. Check out the astonishing number of Clara Theories.
I'd need a theory around Clara wearing a lot of Roses, being spread across many time periods and having double heart-shaped motifs.
No, I was intrigued by the 'Impossible Girl' reference. Some of us spent a good chunk of a journey to Newcastle listening to 'The Impossible Girl' recently.
We'd started with the daily ditties recorded one January, and then moved onto a separate whole album.
The same Impossible Girl had sent me a brown envelope with her album and as I'd opened it, sequins and stars had fallen from it.
So, how does it all join up?
Yesterday's episode of Doctor Who was written by Neil Gaiman.
He of American Gods, Neverwhere and Stardust, among others.
And married to Amanda Palmer. Amanda Palmer's friends and accomplices include the sisters sometimes known as Vermillion Lies comprising Kim and Zoe Boekbinder.
Here's them all together performing that ironic tune "What's the use of wond'rin' ?" - it could almost come from an episode of Doctor Who.
And now the Impossible Girl part - well that's Kim, who is just about to release a new space based CD - the sky is calling. Catch a track from it here - although it's not due out until mid June.
And to reinforce the connection here's a clip of the Impossible Girl playing ukelele with Amanda Palmer in -er- a restroom (don't ask).