Dear Chiki,

Next step:  Get a couple of your friends, so that you three can rotate these three books.

  1. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
  2. Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi (Oxford University edition)
  3. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

All of the guys at the shoot were really super so, just start with them. Two of the books are American, that’s why I chose them, and Pinocchio is one of the greatest books ever written, it’s been translated into more languages than the bible – the way it’s written is a masterpiece. The author was a drama critic and the way people speak in it is terrific. The introduction explains how important it is. What we’re talking about it self-education, just start here.

About the band what you should do: you should write a few songs about the story of Pinocchio – you could make a little mini opera. Just listen to me because it could really lead somewhere, but that we don’t need to go into at the moment.

Music: You know better than me the potential, but maybe you don’t even need to play an instrument to form a band. It could be acapella and rap. You know the possibilities there better than I do for creating a sound. Maybe you copy animal voices, whales for example. The band itself could be a focus for you to self-educate. Trying to communicate what you’re learning is the best way to do this.

Collect the books from our NY store.

Love Vivienne

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