‘Now Jennie has everything. She is the finest leading lady The World Mother Goose Theatre ever had. Jennie is a star. She performs every day and twice on Saturday. She is content. Once Jennie sent her old master a letter. This is what it said:
As you probably noticed, I went away forever. I am very experienced now and very famous. I am even a star. Every day I eat a mop, twice on Saturday. It is made of salami and that is my favorite. I get plenty to drink too, so don’t worry. I can’t tell you how to get to the Castle Yonder because I don’t know where it is. But if you ever come this way, look for me.
This collection is dedicated to the memory of Maurice Sendak. His writing and artwork were such a big part of my young life, and I’m so pleased that my daughters are also growing up with his stories. I have included a separate PDF featuring drawings that they did this week to go along with this post. I’ll keep the above image and text on the site as long as I can – hopefully I don’t get a letter from a lawyer requesting that I take it down. Please visit the Maurice Sendak Wikipedia post for a rather extensive overview of his life as an artist, illustrator, and writer.
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Bye Horus – Ave Coloniale! [00:00]
Powder! Go Away – That Is What Everybody Fears And Wants [07:49]
New Century Classics – A Small Misunderstanding [12:35]
Beyond This Point Are Monsters – Plain Song [16:35]
The American Dollar – Heavy Eyes Ignite [19:46]
Explosions In The Sky – The Long Spring [23:52]
His Name Is Alive – Drive The Dreamy Demon Down [29:20]
His Name Is Alive – Lake (Theme For Sweet Hearts) [32:53]
Hood – Your Ambient Voice [35:35]
Mogwai – Now You’re Taken [42:33]
Roy Montgomery – Down From That Hill And Up To The Pond [49:28]
Last Lungs – 66 [55:47]
Milhaven – DRZ [58:15]
Caspian – Sycamore [74:38]
[Maurice Sendak, Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More To Life, 1967, HarperCollins Publishers]