Tom Wolfe was an American author and journalist widely known for his association with New Journalism, a style of news writing and journalism developed in the 1960s and 1970s that incorporated literary techniques.
From Bauhaus to Our House (1981)
His best-known works are
and The Bonfire of the Vanities but of interest to me are his essays. The Right Stuff
(1975) and The Painted Word (1981), both critical of From Bauhaus to Our House high modernism and avant-gardism to the extent that they have been connected to the death of the avant-garde meme.
Glenn Branca was an American composer and guitarist who debuted with Lesson No. 1 (above) on cult label 99 Records in 1980. His earlier music was performed in no wave bands of the late 1970s, namely The Static and Theoretical Girls .
Research occasioned by the death of Adam Parfrey (see prev. post) brought to my attention that one of the writers who were often published by Parfrey, Mel Gordon, also recently died.
Mel Gordon was a theatrical historian. He wrote on 1920s Berlin, Grand Guignol, lazzi, Hanussen, Dada, drugs and Expressionism.
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Adam Parfrey was an American writer, editor, and publisher whose work centered on unusual, extreme, or “forbidden” areas of knowledge. He is perhaps best known for (1989), which he co-edited with Bob Black. Rants and Incendiary Tracts
Rants and Incendiary Tracts (1989)
(1989, above) is an anthology of 56 pieces of Rants and Incendiary Tracts invective in the style of (1929) by Hugh Kingsmill. An Anthology of Invective and Abuse
Thanks to the death of Adam, I watched
(1955, above) The Hate That Hate Produced
By the way, can anyone illuminate me on the cover photo of
Reading Roger Scruton’s “
Flesh from the Butcher” for my thesis I noticed the word Tafelmusik. My encyclopedia brought up “ Tafelmusik für König Ubu“. Anything with the word Ubu in its title piques my interest. “Tafelmusik für König Ubu” appeared to be a German version of (1966), a musical composition by Musique pour les soupers du Roi Ubu Bernd Alois Zimmermann.
I played it [above], it’s wonderful, it’s a sound collage. Not really. It’s a musical composition filled with quotations.
YouTube’s autoplay is on.
The next track [above] starts very sweet and gentle. At 4:55 the most wonderful waltz waltzes in.
Waltzes have these pauses that remind me of weightlessness.
The composition appeared to be “
Der Waltzer (1969) by Alfred Schnittke.
I ended up listening to Alfred Schnittke’s music for most of the weekend.