Electronic - “Flicker”
Alexander RodchenkoPolevye tsvety (Portrait of the artist’s daughter*), 1935*Varvara Rodchenko
Johnny Marr in the French edition of Rolling Stone: original shot from the ‘Upstarts’ single sleeve.
Well I’m very touched that you’d take the time to tell me - so thank you as well!
And I agree, it’s impossible to not fall in love with Morrissey, in one way or another. He’s just too lovely. :)
He’s not somebody I’ve studied in great depth, but I did read a little bit about him during a module on the Age of Enlightenment. Most of that was concerned with his work on the Encyclopédie though - I don’t think his own philosophies were really touched on in much detail at all. So personally, I suppose I don’t really have much of an informed opinion on him at all…
That said though, many years ago, before I even was studying philosophy at uni (when I was particularly interested in optics, actually), I read an essay of his called “Letter on the Blind For the Use of Those Who See” (I had to google the title, but I’m certain that was it!), which was incredibly fascinating. Or at least I remember it being incredibly fascinating at the time. ;)
Well the thing about forming a band was just a joke of course, but I have heard some of his compositions, actually - the piano pieces are particularly lovely. (I’ve always been a sucker for piano music.) Heldenklage, Monodie à deux and Ungarischer Marsch are some of my favourites. :)
I never have - but I’d very much like to. It sounds like exactly the sort of thing I’d enjoy.
Oh dear, they’re not confidential - they’re unknown! I don’t even know the real name of the person who gave them to me, or how to get in touch with them - they just included them, quite unexpectedly, in a parcel of magazines and photos, and I used my own judgment to determine their authenticity. The letters that genuinely are confidential, I wouldn’t post even tiny snippets of here - very frustrating, as you can imagine, but I’d never betray somebody’s trust just for the sake of a bit of publicity on Tumblr.
PS: You should get a prize for being the first person to ever use the word “malenky” in conversation with me. Very oomny, my droog. ;)