Blue Sky Noise (2010) by Esao Andrews.
• Franz Xaver Messerschmidt is the first exhibition in the United States devoted exclusively to the 18th-century sculptor. Related: an earlier post about the artist’s work.
• How are the team behind War Horse planning to follow up their smash hit? With a gay love story performed by puppets. Related: Achilles (1995) by Barry JC Purves.
• More great posts at A Journey Round My Skull: Czechoslovakian Expose VI and Black Cradle of Bright Life, fifteen works by the Macedonian artist Vangel Naumovski (1924–2006).
• Top 10 Anti-Gay Activists Caught Being Gay. Related: “Fuck your feelings,” in which columnist Dan Savage gets righteously impatient when a correspondent complains. As Savage says, people who use their faith as a stick to beat gay people contribute to an atmosphere of intolerance in which kids are bullied for being gay (or appearing to be), or transgender, or merely different, and kill themselves as a result. Over the past couple of weeks there’s been an upsurge of US media attention to the most recent suicides; Savage inaugurated the It Gets Better project in order to help. Also related: God Loves Poetry.
Meigh (2010) by Esao Andrews.
• Antony Hegarty enthuses about Shoot Yer Load, one of the scurrilous 12″ singles released by my Savoy colleagues in the 1980s. Antony and the Johnsons have a new album out, Swanlights, on Secretly Canadian.
• When the future of music was a rainbow hued parabola: book designer John Gall collects old synthesizer manuals.
• Fantastic Memories (1944) by Maurice Sandoz, illustrated by Salvador Dalí.
• Urban optometry: life as a London crane operator at BLDGBLOG.
• Today is 10/10/10 which means it’s Powers of Ten Day.
• These New Puritans: a band like no other.
• Art Nouveau: a virtual exhibition.
• Diaghilev: Lord of the dance.
• Flaming Telepaths (1974) by Blue Öyster Cult; Flaming Telepaths (2005) by Espers.