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“Lazy,” by the Brox Sisters

I hope all WU-vies can enjoy a lazy weekend!



Their Wikipedia page.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Mar 06, 2021 - Comments (0)
Category: Music, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1920s

The Mersey Monsters



Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 27, 2021 - Comments (1)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Horror, Music, Pop Art, 1960s, Fictional Monsters

“Wonder” by Ebony Buckle



London-based singer/songwriter Ebony Buckle is back with her latest single “Wonder”. The track is inspired by the world’s loneliest whale. “52” was first discovered in the 80s, singing at a frequency of 52hz (higher than any species known to humans). It was believed that this whale would not be heard by any of the other whales in the ocean, but now after decades of research, there is another theory that the whale’s song is heard by all other whales, as it stands out with its uniqueness. In awe of this natural wonder, Buckle wanted to give us a different perspective of the whale, turning her into an interdimensional traveler, who has lost contact with her home planet. The whale calls and calls for companionship, as she drifts further away.


Source of text.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 25, 2021 - Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Music, Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, Space Travel, United Kingdom

The Cure

Posted By: Paul - Tue Feb 23, 2021 - Comments (5)
Category: Music, Television, 1960s, Diseases, Love & Romance

Sounds of the Unborn

Musician Luca Yupanqui is releasing her first album, Sounds of the Unborn, in April.

Though she had some help from her parents. Luca was still in her mother's womb when her parents recorded her in utero using electrodes and then used "biosonic MIDI technology" to transform the sounds into something like music.

It's being promoted as the "world’s first LP made from sounds inside the womb".

More info: The Guardian

Posted By: Alex - Tue Feb 16, 2021 - Comments (1)
Category: Babies, Music

Diplomacy Rap

The US Ambassador to Vietnam, Daniel Kritenbrink, recently released a rap video, in collaboration with Vietnamese rapper Wowy, to mark the Lunar New Year Holiday.

While it may be rap, it also fits into the genre of cringe.

Kritenbrink's rap starts soon after the one-minute mark.

Posted By: Alex - Sat Feb 13, 2021 - Comments (0)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, Politics

The Punched Tape of Life

The first 70 seconds are abstract, but then come visuals that--tell a story?

View six more of his films here.

His Wikipedia page.



Posted By: Paul - Tue Feb 09, 2021 - Comments (1)
Category: Movies, Music, Avant Garde, 1960s, Europe

The Sympowwowsium



In October [1969], several prominent figures within the counterculture and festival scene, including Ken Kesey and Woodstock promoter Michael Lang, gathered in New Mexico for a socalled “Sympowwowsium.” Robert Santelli, author of Aquarius Rising: The Rock Festival Years,
claims that, with the explosive popularity of summer music festivals, and fresh off Woodstock,
those gathered sought an answer to the burning question within the counterculture: “What Comes
After Woodstock?” Santelli writes, “The group was unanimous in its feeling that the rock festival was a potent force in the continuation of the counterculture and should be used to further advocate alternative life-styles, aside from presenting the newest sounds in rock music.”39 These
gathered individuals, as well as hundreds of thousands of countercultural youth spread throughout the country, were eager to bring the Nation back together once again


Source.

Apparently, ROLLING STONE #49 had a piece on this historic conference, but I can't find digital access to it. I'd love to know more about this conference of hippie movers and shakers.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 08, 2021 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Conferences, Conventions, Meetings and Symposia, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960s

Robert Ashley’s Automatic Writing

A very odd piece of music composed by Robert Ashley in 1979. An explantion from pitchfork.com:

On Automatic Writing, which comprises one 46-minute piece, Ashley repeats the line, “My mind is censoring my own mind,” or a slight variation of it, a dozen times. The composition is based on a recording of the composer’s involuntary speech, a symptom he attributed to a possible “mild form of Tourette’s.” “It is against the ‘law’ of our society to engage in involuntary speech,” he wrote in the liner notes of a 1996 reissue of the record...

In his searching, Ashley distorted his voice to the point of granular gesture on Automatic Writing. (Save for a few moments of clarity, it is only possible to understand what he says by reading the transcription that accompanies the release.) In a rare example of an echo being more legible than its origin, the emotional resonance of his mouth sounds is underscored by a whispered French translation of his involuntary speech performed by long-time collaborator Mimi Johnson. The faraway melody of an organ and the murmurings of a Polymoog, the latter evoking a crate of old-fashioned milk bottles jiggling against each other in transit, hold the space for the two voices. Layered together, these four sonic elements—or characters in an opera, as Ashley saw them—have a proto-ASMR quality, textural and sensual.

I think the whole piece would work well as the soundtrack to a horror movie.

Posted By: Alex - Fri Feb 05, 2021 - Comments (1)
Category: Music, 1970s

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