Absolutely apropos for Halloween. Before there was “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” or me, for that matter, there was Christopher Lee. He could do everything well – even cowboy songs for Halloween.
A wonderful program in French on Siberian shamanism. Listen to the music. There is a thread one would find familiar in a lot of Native American music.
It’s good to hear people take a crack at reading works by Jorge Luis Borges. This one is my favorite.
Pierre Henry was the composer who introduced me to the world of musique concrète. The fact that he and his contemporary and partner, Pierre Schaeffer, were able to do some of their early works without the use of magnetic tape, still astounds me.
Camel were one of the greatest progressive rock bands of the 1970s, easily ranking with bands like Yes and Genesis. It’s high time they got their fair due.
It looks like there was a magnificent archaeological find near the area of Pylos, Greece. The New York Times has more here.
Before Kraftwerk coalesced as a band, they were called Organisation. You can tell where their influences mutated from.