Was listening to the 15 Jan 2012 edition of Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service, and I heard something that scared me. Not the frightened-scared, it’s the eerie-creepy-scared.
It is Benny Goodman Orchestra “Sing, Sing, Sing” featuring Gene Krupa on the Drums, Harry James on Trumpet from the 1937 film “Hollywood Hotel”.
Krupa’s tom-tom interludes on the record were the first extended drum solos to be recorded commercially.
The drum solo unsettles me. Now why would tom-tom scares me?
The obsessive Doctor Génessier attempts heterografting, via experimental surgery, to restore the face of Christiane, whose face has been horribly disfigured in a car accident. Louise lures young women to their home while in Doctor Génessier’s home laboratory to perform experiments on them that will restore Christiane’s beauty. Wikipedia
Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle
designed by Pentagram
When I first came upon this mammoth book in Cologne, I wanted to possess it. But the price and the size doesn’t permit me to do so at that time. it was too in Cologne that I finally get to see the cycle in it entirety. The first time I saw the cycle was in the now defunct The Other Cinema in London. It’s next to my workplace at that time. And I could not resist something like this: Continue reading →