Friday, December 3, 2010

A hipster band boring a gorilla

A hipster band boring a gorilla in Akbar Del Piombo's Fuzz Against Junk - The Saga of the Narcotics Brigade as published in The Olympia Reader. I was only half-right in associating Piombo with Masereel's wordless novels in my last post; the collages are by Norman Rubington, who provided the illustrations for this entire compendium of unpublishable classic filth (William S. Burroughs, Henry Miller, Jean Genet, Marquis de Sade, etc.) This book made an excellent nightstand companion back in the day.

Arthur Russell, Love is Overtaking Me
Junip, Fields
Josh Ritter, So Runs the World Away
John Prine, Common Sense

These might make good t-shirts.

Arthur Russell, "Goodbye Old Paint"

Arthur Russell is irresistible, even these little country minatures cast in a arty-smarty chamber music manner. I heard his World of Echo at the Compact Disc Store, the last, limping record store in Baton Rouge, over the weekend and was dumbstruck by how gorgeous and simple it all is.

Arthur Russell, "Lucky Cloud" from World of Echo. Maybe I should go buy it or something, y'know, from that limping vendor so it won't limp so much.

This is a good one too.

And damn, this is a perfect little song. Arthur Russell, "Time Away".

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