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The Very Strange Story Of The Legendary Joe Meek

Here’s an absolutely fascinating BBC documentary about the legendary Joe Meek from 1991 for your viewing enjoyment. [youtube 4tcS91fL8jQ 600 400]


Let your fingers do the walking and put a little poetry into your life. John Giorno’s Dial-A-Poem from 1970 is now online at the MoMA website. Among the first telephonic artworks, Dial-a-Poem allowed the public to access an archive of recordings of work by contemporary poets; by calling a local telephone number, participants could hear a well-known poet like John Ashbery or Allen Ginsberg recite a short poem selected at random by a primitive answering machine system.

Thursday Afternoon

For your enjoyment on this fine thursday afternoon, here’s Brian Eno’s video painting of Thursday Afternoon.  You’ll have to tilt your monitor for full effect. [youtube Riz6AKeBpa0 600 400]

Garden Of Your Mind

I know this video of Mister Rogers remixed by Symphony Of Science’s John D. Boswell is all over the interwebs, but I don’t care because it’s great.  Watch it again and again and think about supporting your local or national PBS or NPR affiliate. [youtube OFzXaFbxDcM 600 400]

Summer Solstice

I hope you are enjoying the longest day of the year (for those of you in the northern hemisphere).  In honor of the solstice, here’s a link to an highly informed and entertaining article on the church of nature and the music of its adherents.  Read more about the summer solstice here and here.