I couldn’t resist checking out a picture with a name like that, could I?
Edward Gorey watched television for the first time this summer, or so he claims, and in the process the 52-year-old artist became a “Star Trek” fan. He watched the science-fiction program reruns twice a day, five days a week and once on the sixth day, and despite this faithful viewing he has yet to see the TV show’s most famous episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles”, which is about these furry creatures in outer space, or so he says.
Inspired by that paragraph, she created this interpretation of The Trouble with Tribbles in Gorey’s style:
The banner in the photo, taken in Dublin, reads “WATER IS PRECIOUS LET’S CONSERVE IT”.
Here’s an interesting idea: someone took a recording of T.S. Eliot reading The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and added the vamp from Portishead’s Sour Times — which you couldn’t escape back in 1995 — as background music. It’s not bad, but I think it would work better if more variety could’ve been worked into the music (this sounds like a job for Boston-based mash-up wizard Luke “Lenlow” Enlow!).
For those of you with the gear and talent — Karl Mohr, I’m lookin’ at you — here’s a link to Eliot reading Prufrock sans music [3.9 MB MP3 file]. Culture jammers might have some fun subverting the whole thing by mixing in Yakety Sax (the theme to the Benny Hill Show) as the background tune.
Most of what I know about beer came from Mr. Jackson, thanks to his Great Beer Guide as well as his Beer Hunter TV series. That’s why I plan to salute him with a toast with some fine Belgian beer, of which he was especially fond.
Requiescat in pace, Good Sir.
Over at The Sietch Blog: an essay titled How to Ride Your Bike to Work. It’s cheap, safe and easier than you think!