This is a good word surfaced by Near Future Laboratory:
Simon Reynolds on how those of us who remain on the Isles Of Blogging have actually fallen out of the habit of linking to each other. Fair point.
Interesting playlist by Caterina Barbieri.
How To Disappear (As Much As Possible) and Deal With the Consequences
Analysis Of The Musical Cryptograms / The Heavenly Ladder – which I find quite unlistenable, but check out the notes:
(Bern, February 29, 1864 – Waldau, November 6, 1930)
was a Swiss artist who was one of the first artists to be associated with the Art Brut or outsider art label. Wölfli was abused both physically and sexually as a child, and was orphaned at the age of 10. Institutionalized in 1895 at Waldau psychiatric asylum near Bern (Switzerland) where he spent the rest of his adult life. He suffered from psychosis, which led to intense hallucinations. Wölfli started drawing in 1899, but no work prior to 1904 has been preserved. In 1908, Wölfli started developing what would become a potentially endless narrative stretched across 25,000 pages interrupted only by Wölfli’s death in 1930. His images also incorporated an idiosyncratic musical notation. This notation seemed to start as a purely decorative affair but later developed into real composition which Wölfli would play on a paper trumpet.
pi-slices, for example, still uploads gif art on the regular.
I presume the fan crowd is still there in force, but my corner of it is now just the artists and the curators.
I signed this open letter. So did many other writers I know and admire. Have a read.
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- Ian Cognito obituary | Culture | The Guardian – “He would sometimes begin a set by producing a hammer and banging a nail into the wall before hanging his coat on it. “You know two things about me – I don’t give a fuck and I’ve got a hammer,” he would announce…”
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- Creeper — Oh Nothing Press (magazine preview)
- John Peel’s Archive Things (BBC – Vinyl LP 1970) – YouTube