Patti Smith and Lizzy Mercier Descloux as Arthur Rimbaud and his sister, Isabelle Rimbaud. Photographed in 1977 by Michel Esteban.
In Haugesund, the native hometown of Norwegian noise rockers Årabrot, everybody is a fatalist, or at least a good-natured sceptic. Why? Well, go there yourself and experience the cold, rocky landscape, the pitch-black winter fjords, the perpetual rain, the roaring winds …
[Painting of Death as a spectral nanny taking a child and infant away from their bereaved family. A detail shows the family’s house number is 1918.]
I never realized this until seeing the detail, but this painting is most likely about the flu pandemic.
Michael Cross, over at The Disinhibitor, recently offered sweet praise to our first publication. He writes:
When Jamie Townsend was in town a few weeks back, he handed off a new newsprint journal representing the Wendy’s Subway collective in Brooklyn. I’m not sure if the contributors above represent the core organizers of the space, or if these folks are simply near and dear to the collective’s heart (the collective heart?!), but I love the magazine (which reminds me of the over-sized newsprint number coming out of Portland a few years back… David Abel and Robert Mittenthal were connected to that one I think? What was the name?). Anyway, I don’t know enough about the space to get a sense of how it works, but it certainly looks promising from the outside…
That’s us, representing the collective heart. Thanks, Michael!
fired from job. basically for having strokes. no legal recourse because i’m an independent contractor. i can’t drink. i hate my life….what a great vacation.
I was tagged by spaceman-spliff. Here’s the deal: “”You can tell a lot about someone by their music. Hit shuffle on iPod, iTunes, phone, media player, etc. Write down the first 20 songs, then pass this to 20 people. One rule: no skipping.”
1. “White Cedar” by The Mountain Goats
2. “The Rover” by Led Zeppelin
3. “Rock Island Line” by Johnny Cash
4. “Blood of Man” by Mason Jennings
5. “Margaret on the Guillotine” by Morrissey (I said I like some of his songs—mostly the anti-monarchy & anti-Thatcher ones)
6. “Sense of Doubt” by David Bowie
7. “16 Days” by Whiskeytown
8. “Do the Meaning” by Magazine
9. “Grasping at Straws” by Sticks & Stones
10. “Brand New Day” by Sting
11.”Trouble” by Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
12. “Bells of Creation” by …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Our Dead
13. “More News from Nowhere” by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
14. “Song for Willie” by Magnolia Electric Co.
15. “Head Held High” by The Velvet Underground
16. “Poison City” by OFF!
17. “Kool Aide” by Easy Action
18. “Everything is Easy” by Cardiacs
19. “Walkin’ After Midnight” by Patsy Cline
20. “Sons of Thunder” by High on Fire