ARTHUR BEST OF 2007 LISTS No. 8: Richard Pleuger

Richard Pleuger’s top something of 2007:

1. Listening to “These Days” by XuXu Fang while pounding down the snowy slopes and spectacular vistas of the Swiss Alps.

2. The Valerie Project at the Silent Movie Theatre (1st night), LA

3. Roky Erickson Live at El Rey, LA

4. Spiritualized at the Vista Theatre (first night), LA

5. Caribou Andorra

6. Remy the Rat in Ratatouille (Pixar)

7. Eight Miles High, the movie on Germany’s 60’s icon Uschi Obermaier

8. Alan Vega Station

9. Filming “Urania Descending” with Tav Falco at the Attersee, Austria

10. Watching Dali’s Destino on a big screen and taking in the sharpest and most dangerous paintings of his career in the “Dali & Film” exhibition, LACMA

11. Retreiving and watching my “lost” master tape of the concert by Berlin’s The Legendary Golden Vampires from 1985. Nineteen atomic minutes, enjoyable someday on the net!

Richard Pleuger is an international man of mystery and longtime contributing editor, writer, photographer, archivist, humorist and general inspiration to Arthur Magazine. His profile of Tav Falco in Arthur No. 21 is one of the most beloved features ever published in the mag.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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