The Sullen Son (1921) by Rose O’Neill from her Sweet Monsters series (also here).
• 10 hours of Popcorn (1972) by Hot Butter. Related (and linked here before) 79 different versions of Gershon Kingsley’s original. If that’s not enough, there’s at least 100 more out there.
• Mixes of the week: Touristica Mystica Sigillistica by Gregg Hermetech, FACT Mix 554 by The Body, and Secret Thirteen Mix 187 by Dalhous.
• Another electronic cover version: Trans Europe Express by Cobby & Mallinder.
In the 1950s people like Pierre Schaeffer and John Cage were saying: “But there are all these sounds in the world, and if you listen to them carefully enough you will hear the music that they speak.” This immediately opened up a new world; it’s enriching once you’ve educated your ear to that, because when you’re annoyed by the sound of the street you can make music out of it. You can make music out of almost everything!
Eliane Radigue discussing her career with Paul Schütze
• Patricia Highsmith’s Snail Obsession and Two Weird Tales of Monstrous Mollusks.
• Youth and Alex Patterson remember the making of Little Fluffy Clouds by The Orb.
• Strange Flowers pursues Sheila Legge and other Phantoms of Surrealism.
• Revealed: Cambodia’s vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle.
• Alan Moore describes the cover of epic novel Jerusalem.
• Ashgabat: the city of the living and the city of the dead.
• In praise of the tram by Christian Wolmar.
• Brian The Snail (1982) by Pigbag | Slow Loris Versus Poison Snail (1996) by David Toop & Jon Hassell | Popcorn (2000) by Gershon Kingsley