Wednesday 13 February 2008

Merciless editing creates space for blog post

Sculpture faces one inescapable hurdle – gravity. Dennis Lillee’s statue in front of the MCG would be a bronze facsimile of his pre-delivery-stride leap if only its right foot didn’t rest on a shiny cone. Flaming hair frames moustachioed face, which looks over left shoulder at the target 22 yards, a landing, and a long stride away. It’s not hard to imagine the statue coming to life: right foot landing lightly, left foot rising, coming down, and arms whirling in perfectly synchronous motion to give the ball thrust, direction and swerve, and then, just as the follow through ends, turning around, going down on its haunches, spreading its arms wide, and imploring the umpire to point heavenwards.
That was supposed to be the intro for my interview with Dennis Lillee (Yes, you read right - I spoke to the man himself, at the MRF Pace Foundation) for Digantik (ACJ's ezine). It didn't have a thing to do with the content of the interview, however, so it went flying off that page and onto this one. The actual interview is here.

6 comments:

Vin said...

The cone thing is funny. They should have tried some other method. Magnetic levitation or something.

sanjuayyar said...

The word 'cone' just reminds me of one thing. Cone Ice-creams for 3 bucks or less that I used to feast on during every trip to Madras (back then, it was still Madras). And here's the best part. It was always sponsored by someone. My Chitappa (KK's dad) did most of the sponsoring amongst other Mamas of mine who were less generous. Sorry for writing something ridiculously distant from the subject of the post. But hey Karthik, keep at it.

KK Iyer said...

@ Vin
Yeah man... There's this amazing Tamil film dialogue which goes (not sure which film):
"Technology has improved verry much!"
I guess there's a little more improving to do...

@ Sanju
Ah... I must have been really young back then; don't really remember any of this stuff... And at that age, I had this strange idea that I didn't like ice cream.

Tashi said...

Link to the genuine article please!

Srivatsan Gopinath said...

someone called you karthik!!!! dont ever remember hearing that.....

anyway what did the great man say? anychance you can put up a link for the actual interview?

KK Iyer said...

I wish I could... for some strange reason, however, it isn't in the digantik archives... I shall look into what can be done...