Sonic Youth live in Düsseldorf, Germany, 1996

Sonic Youth live in Düsseldorf, Germany in April of 1996. As my buddy Nick points out in the email he sent me with this link: “ridiculously good quality and a killer setlist.”

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RIP Alan Vega

AD/BC: A Rock Opera by Matt Berry and Richard Ayoade

Damn, a new Aphex Twin vid

Is this an art form or are you just a technician? | Martin Hannett and Tony Wilson at Strawberry Studios in July 1980

Prince on birthdays

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy sings the Dead’s “If I Had the World to Give”

Like 8 minutes of Prince rehearsing “When Doves Cry” in 1984

It’s been 7 hours and 13 days

You know I wrote this while I was looking in the mirror, right? | Prince plays “Cream” (and other jams) unplugged

“All art constantly aspires towards Alice Coltrane’s fingertips”

RIP Merle Haggard

RIP Merle Haggard, 1937-2016. One of the realest.

The Hatred of Music / The Hatred of Poetry

The Hatred of Music The Hatred of Poetry

The Hatred of Music by Pascal Quignard, translated by Matthew Amos and Fredrik Rönnbäck, Yale Margellos World Republic of Letters (Yale University Press). Published March 2016.

The Hatred of Poetry by Ben Lerner, FSG. Out June 7, 2016. Read an excerpt in the April 2016 issue of Poetry magazine (not yet online, but will eventually be here).

Fillmore Jivish (Pavement)

RID US OF SPACE BORES

Sometimes you get so lonely

Waywords and Meansigns: Recreating Finnegans Wake [in its whole wholume], Wholume 2

Robert Berry copy
Image by Robert Berry

Last year, I talked to Derek Pyle about his production Waywords and Meansigns, a collaborative music project that recreates James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake in a range of musical genres by all kinds of musicians. In our interview, he revealed that there would be a second volume adaptation of the Wake this winter:

Biblioklept: When do you anticipate the completed project being released?

DP: So we’re actually doing two separate editions of Waywords and Meansigns; both will be unabridged, all 17 chapters. When we first put out the call for musicians, there were so many folks we didn’t want to turn away. So the first edition will debut very soon — 4 May 2015. Then the second edition will debut sometime during the coming winter, with a whole new cast of musicians.

And so well that coming winter is here now—on JJ’s birthday. So Here Comes Everybody! Check it out.