I’m taking part in a musical challenge elsewhere to write a song based on a scene or a character from a book of my own choice. I have a couple of ideas, but the one I really wanted to do has been done already, and beautifully. It’s a musical setting by the band Scullion of a passage from James Joyce‘s Ulysses. The character Blazes Boylan pops into a shop to buy some pears for Molly Bloom, flirts with the girl who’s making up his order, and gives her a flower. It’s part of the Wandering Rocks chapter. It’s gorgeous, and so is the musical interpretation by Sonny Condell, Philip King, Greg Boland and Jimmy O’Brien-Moran, linked above.
Nicely done… I guess it’s back to the drawing board… 🙂