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.
The Chinese slang term jingfen means “spiritually Finnish.” It was coined thanks to the popularity of an online comic called Finnish Nightmares. Liang Chenyu speculates why so many Chinese millennials identify with the comic.
When Donald Trump entered the election race, it brought Bloom County creator Berkeley Breathed out of a much-deserved retirement to lampoon Cheeto Hitler as only Milo, Opus, Bill and the gang could; the first collection chronicled the 2016 campaign, and a second collection, Brand Spanking New Day is a comic snapshot of one of the weirdest, worst years in living American memory.
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