A cameo-filled page from John Wilcock, New York Years. With Ed Sanders' Arts Magazine, Edie Sedgwick arriving in NYC, and Nico fainting on stage.
From John Wilcock, New York Years
Read: Death and Taxes on Lou Reed's Heroin Envelope | (Original Facebook post)
and "Pre-VU Lou" by Michael Sandlin
LISTEN: WFMU's Ted Barron recently played the very uncommon 1965 Pickwick demo of Heroin. Hear it at this link. | (Link to the full playlist)
ALTERNATE EARLY VERSIONS:
Reed also recorded other alternate versions with John Cale. This Youtube clip collects most of these; all are very different than the Pickwick recording linked above.
1966 Live Recording of Heroin:
There are three Fugs songs in this week's Wilcock comic. Enjoy all three here:
For more on Ed Sanders' magazine Fuck You, A Magazine For the Arts, see this overview from Boo-Hooray, (along with this interview), and this complete cover archive from the William S Burroughs site Reality Studio.
Warren Ellis's closing keynote from the Thought Bubble festival in Leeds is distilled Ellis: witty and wordsmithed, insightful and thoughtful, futuristic and deeply contemporary.
French illustrator Linda Bouderbala did a fun exercise where she gathered some of her favorite characters from geek and pop culture and organized them by color.
Since 1987, Doonesbury has been pricking Trump's bubble, and Trump hates it; Trump even instructed the ghost writer on "his" "book" Surviving at the Top to devote several pages to denouncing Trudeau as unfunny (you can read all of Trudeau's Trump strips in last year's Trump retrospective collection, Yuge!).
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