“A screaming comes across the sky”…
Long time readers know of your correspondent’s abiding affection for the works of Thomas Pynchon. So readers can imagine his delight at discovering The Thomas Pynchon Fake Book, an online collaboration among 37 people (and three animals) that yielded 29 songs, all with lyrics appearing in Gravity’s Rainbow (a positively ditty-packed volume).
Readers can listen to streaming renditions of “Loonies on Leave,” “Byron the Bulb,” “The Penis He Thought Was His Own,” “Herman the German,” and over a score more.
Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength.
- Thomas Pynchon
UPDATE to yesterday’s XXL: MK reminds your correspondent that all readers might enjoy the exhibit, a collaboration between London’s Serpentine Gallery and EDGE, in which Kai Krause’s “Africa to Scale” features. It can be found here or here.
As we stay alert to Inherent Vice, we might recall that it was on this date in 1959 that The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened in New York. Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned and designed the building in 1937; but construction was delayed until 1957. The resulting gallery, which features a spiraling six-story ramp encircling an open center space lit by a glass dome, is home to a powerful contemporary art collection, strong in Klee, Kandinsky, Calder, Chagall, and Brancusi.
The Guggenheim (source)