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John Cale on I’ve Got a Secret, 1963

From Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise: [John] Cage’s definitive refutation of Beethoven came in the form of an epic, almost daylong performance of Erik Satie’s piano piece Vexations. The original score is only a page long and would normally take just a minute...

Kiss Me Again (1978)

Dinosaur, “Kiss Me Again,” 12-inch, side A, 1978. Composed by Arthur Russell. Remix by Jimmy Simpson. The personnel for this record blows my mind: Arthur Russell (cello, organ) David Byrne (guitar) Sammy Figueroa (percussion) Frank Owens (piano) Henry...

Downtown Body

Ward Shelley, “Downtown Body,” 2008. View an enlarged image here. More on the Downtown Body Project here. Thanks to Hannah Smith for pointing me in the direction of this print.