Paul Bowles describes a Moroccan trance dance of self-mutilation

Drugs won’t change you / Religion won’t change you

“Last Year” (Live) — Jim O’Rourke


Maybe Jonathan Richman can make me smile now, I don’t know, let’s see

“Therefore I Am” (Live) — Jim O’Rourke

Jim O’Rourke’s lovely loop-driven half-hour cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car”

(Thanks, Ben).

RIP Greg Lake

“Take a Look at That Baby” — John Fahey

“We’re too broken up to go on” (Leonard Cohen)

Cautioned to surrender (this I could not do)

“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music”

Grainy black and white video of Alex Chilton & company making Like Flies on Sherbert

Tom Violence ’87

Soft Machine live in Paris, 1970

What Is Royal Trux?