“The moving finger writes, and having writ, moves on…”
From The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby (Cadet, 1970).
If it was any good, gods
of the great darkness
where sleep goes and farther
death goes, you not named,
then as true offering
― Ursula K. Le Guin, Finding My Elegy: New and Selected Poems. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Off For The Roses (Asylum Records, 1972).
Thanks Debbie for showing me this track tonight off a Bowie album I never bothered to listen to. Should definitely be there on the Best Of box sets (because they have to be box sets with this man).
If you’re interested in the history of the musical struggle against apartheid in South Africa, this is a worthwhile listen:
Did the Oscar-winning documentary Searching For Sugarman make things up and distort facts to the point where international audiences got a false impression of the South African music scene? Did they make Rodriguez an undeserving hero at the cost of local South African musicians? With their special guest, music sociologist Michael Drewett, Brett & Leon reveal the scandalous truth about Malik Bendjelloul’s ‘fake-umentary’.
Featured in this episode of Tune Me What? are:
- Roger Lucey
- National Wake
- David Kramer
- Edi Niederlander
- Kalahari Surfers
- James Phillips
- Mzwakhe Mbuli
- Jennifer Ferguson
- Bright Blue
- Just Jinger
From the album Poppycock, set to Dream of a Rarebit Fiend, a 1906 Edison reel.