|Illustration from The Man, The Well (and how he fell)|
I picked up this book at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival in 2011 on a whim.
What attracted me to it was the idea of a man falling down a wishing well and being trapped at the bottom of it, perhaps wishing futilely to get out of the wishing well he was trapped in, ironically.
I had the idea one day of writing a song called "Drowning in a Wishing Well", so I was surprised to see a book with a similar idea, which had beaten me to the punch
(and I still haven't written it yet either...probably never will the way things are going)I love the illustrations in the book, too.
But, what I really like is the CD of great songs that came with it, with local artists singing songs inspired by the story.
Featuring the original songs of:
Members of the Middle East and more!
Joseph Liddy and the skeleton Horse
Nathan Roche & Jordan Ireland
The Starry Field
Silver the Moon
also on the disc is Sleepy Tea, although not this song -
On a side note, when I was looking on Google for Matt Maclean I came across this tragic story
" The young man and woman who were killed by a falling tree during the Hurricane Sandy surge in Ditmas Park on Monday night have been identified as Jessie Streich-Kest, 24, and Jacob Vogelman, 23.
Officials said they were out walking a dog when a tree fell on them;
according to local residents, this may have happened sometime between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., when several large trees in the neighborhood were knocked over.
But their bodies weren't discovered until the next morning.
"[The victims] were covered by branches," witness Gina Alica, who walked past the scene Tuesday morning, tells DNAinfo, "You could see their faces."
Another neighbor tells the website, "I heard a tree go down around 10 or 11 p.m. yesterday.
I didn't see it hit anybody."
The Observer reports that Streich-Kest is the daughter of Jon Kest, executive director for New York Communities for Change.
She grew up in Ditmas Park and worked as a teacher at the Brooklyn School of Social Justice.
“I can’t believe she is not here anymore,”
her friend Matt MacLean tells the Post.
“Her passion for animal welfare, political activism and her new career as a high-school teacher were so amazing.”
Vogelman, a SUNY Buffalo graduate, was studying at Brooklyn College.
A friend describes him as "kind and always smiling." "
Young Couple Killed By Falling Tree While Walking Dog In Ditmas Park Sandy Surge
|The March 24th Storm about to hit the Brisbane Twilight 'fun' run.|
On the subject of twilight there is also a band named
The Starry Field
It's a little work of art in my book;-)
The only song on the disc that is featured in this post is Winter by
Bree Tranter, I couldn't find any other songs on You Tube off the CD that came with the book.
The only way to hear the rest of the songs from the book is to buy the book I guess.
I'm sorry...but I bet Imogen's not.