Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Really looking forward to Rob Young's new book Electric Eden, out this summer on Faber & Faber. Looks to be amazing, promising a cultural history of visionary British folk (Trees, Comus, Shirley Collins, etc.) and the ages-old cultural ferment out of which it grows. Rob also tells me that UK television and film (The Changes, The Owl Service, Penda's Fen, The Wicker Man) also get a look-in. Rob's blog, from which the above photo is taken, should be right up your street if you are reading this.
I also wanted to direct your attention to a fabulous mix -- devoted to another visionary, Canadian children's music guru R. Murray Schafer -- over at Continuo. Sublime stuff, and one of many great mixes from an effortlessly cool blog. There's a great photo posted there of one of Schafer's colleagues Hildegard Westerkamp. Where do you find this stuff, man?