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18 de noviembre, 2018

5 cosas por las que ha merecido la pena estar vivo esta semana (11)




La instalación “To the Memory of H.P. Lovecraft" (2008), de Mike Nelson.  





La entrevista de David Guzman a la escritora Marta Orriols en Terrícoles, de Betevé.






La vídeo instalación de Martha Atienza "Our Islands, 11°16`58.4" 123°45`07.0"E" (2017).




El artículo de Harley Rustad publicado en The Walrus en el que cuenta cómo sus abuelos pudieron estar en contacto gracias a la correspondencia epistolar durante al Segunda Guerra Mundial y cómo esto mantuvo su relación amorosa, aquí


Un extracto:


"It was March 14 when he found the typewriter. He needed his words to be as clear and as confident as his thoughts. “When I think that even now I could be calling upon you, taking you to a dance, going to a show and doing those things normal people could be doing I feel personally one of the greatest horrors of war—the separation of men from those they love,” he typed. “However, I suppose that if it wasn’t for the fact that I’m in the service it might have taken ­longer for me to realize just how lucky I am. I hope for the best, darling, no matter which way things turn out.


He signed the bottom of the page, folded the sheet, and slipped it into an envelope and carefully wrote a Vancouver address. Now he waited, not knowing what would come first: death or a reply.




La historia oral del Unplugged de Nirvana en la MTV que ha publicado The Ringer, aquí.


Un extracto:


·Wearing a fuzzy cardigan, ratty button-down, Frightwig T-shirt, jeans, and Converse sneakers, Kurt Cobain—with help from drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic, guitarist Pat Smear, and cellist Lori Goldston—orchestrated a performance that was heartfelt, funny, uncomfortable, and mesmerizing. Nirvana’s appearance on the acoustic series proved something that close observers already knew: The loudest band on earth had a stunning amount of depth.


Cobain subtly subverted the format, which usually featured acts playing stripped-down versions of their hits, by filling the set list with cover songs. He also invited two of his musical heroes, Cris and Curt Kirkwood of the little-known Meat Puppets. The lead singer even helped design the set, asking for it to be decorated with stargazer lilies and black candles."






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