changed the indie guitar world forever with his band Pixies. After seven years, in 1993, he informed his bandmates about his departing via fax. He continued his solo career as Black Francis and Frank Black. Since 2004 the Pixies are touring again and Black is also recording studio albums with his wife Violet Clark under the name Grand Duchy.
Lewis Carroll: «Through the Looking Glass». Even more magic. / Suzanne Lowry: «La Vie En Rose: Living in France». A book about French interiors. We’re junkies. / «Tao Te Ching». For inspiration and direction.
A mood for every song.
A song for every mood.
So fucking pretty.
«Sleeper» by Woody Allen. The funniest, coolest movie ever. / «Brazil» by Terry Gilliam. This movie never gets old. / «The Wizard Of Oz» by Victor Fleming. For the magic. We feel like children again whenever we watch this movie.
a deck of cards – a thousand games in one. / a Wii / Scrabble – Violet is addicted to words.
photography (we’ll need a creative outlet.) / ancient greek (for mental stimulation. / Bikram Yoga (to support the body-as-temple paradigm. We’ll have a bit more time for this on the island than we do surrounded by children at home.)
good espresso – oh god, what is life without this? / rose champagne – now we are getting really depressed! / people – we don’t want to talk, just look. It’s lonely without them.
John Waters (Mr. Francis pointed out that he seems like a fun guy.) / Woody Allen (Probably will be a nervous wreck on the island, but we will distract him with philosophical musings.) / Angelina Jolie (Not because she’s gorgeous, but because she’s a mommie, like Violet, and she is intelligent and worldly… and a badass).
a persian cat (They are beautiful, exotic and aloof.) / a tropical fish (They are colorful and funky.) / a sea tortoise (Because we could ride him like a jet ski.)
Anything by Sergei Wassiljewitsch Rachmaninow. That should keep us busy for a long while.
Funny and tough at the same time… a classic.
iron skillet. Anything you could ever want to eat can be cooked in this and will taste fantastic. / a measuring tape. Violet is obsessed with measuring for built-ins. One can never have enough storage. / a good sharp knife. What’s not to like?