Selections from the Arthur Twitter feed…

Recent (Nov. 17-today) stuff on twitter.com/arthurmagazine

Best “Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters” yet: Episode 5
http://bit.ly/e2TCso

LIBERATION SOUNDS: “One Nation Under a Groove (Part 1)” Parliament-Funkadelic, D.C. 1979 video * http://bit.ly/fPK5Ts

UNTOPPABLE: Parliament-Funkadelic “Aqua Boogie (Part 1)”- D.C. 1979 video * #lookattheladies
http://bit.ly/eCNJjy

Noam Chomsky described it as “the gravest domestic crime of the Nixon administration” * #fredhampton
http://bit.ly/gGJz4R

“Blood Sport: The Louisiana Cockfighters Manual” by Stacy Kranitz, photojournalist and longtime Arthur contributor
http://bit.ly/eUpVVx

The great LYNDA BARRY, interviewed at The Paris Review: “What makes us start drawing and what makes us stop?” “I believe that the arts are like an external immune system. I believe that they have a biological function.” *
http://bit.ly/dGrVqe

I’m tired of shit sucking for all the talented people I know. This country needs a new WPA and it needs it fucking right now. Giving people Google jobs doesn’t cut it. * WPA:
http://bit.ly/g9GqXj

#ediebushwick “new WPA”: we might find the new Jim Thompson (head of the Oklahoma Federal Writers Project, a New Deal program)…

Very sad about the passing of Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson. What a C.V.: Hipgnosis, Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, Coil and more.

Peter ‘ Sleazy’ Christopherson 1955-2010
http://throbbing-gristle.com

“He was one of his generation’s first openly gay musicians, railing against homophobia and ‘Christian perversions’ such as monogamy, while making music designed to help others live with HIV.” — Dave Simpson on Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson at The Guardian
http://bit.ly/fvCuRZ

Cosey Fanni Tutti & Chris Carter statement on Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson
http://bit.ly/fABPhw

“So worthy of the honoured name ‘Master’”: Gensis Breyer P-Orridge pays tribute to Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson
http://bit.ly/dGNac3

Extensive tribute at Brainwashed * “Peter Christopherson: 1955-2010”
http://bit.ly/exCHuU

“Peace and Love always to you, beloved Sleaz, now with beloved Jhonn, at play in Æon.” – David Tibet
http://bit.ly/hC9CkQ

Coulthart tribute to Peter Christopherson
http://bit.ly/i1rQBH

“DIY Futures: Los Angeles and the Closing of Echo Curio”
http://t.co/1u5m6Zv

[Unsolicited suggestion to musicians: Play by the LA River.]

Dorian Cope at On This Deity on “The avant-garde soundtrack to what is possibly the most extraordinary ‘first date’ ever.” “[T]they dared to mass-popularise radicalism.” * #johnandyoko
http://bit.ly/eeGq3m

n/r: LIFE by Keith Richards. He’s as smart as you thought he’d be. Great stories from Grandpa Rocknroll.

#mongabay Hairy enigma of the Serengeti photographed again
http://sns.ly/EMs61

Planetary treasure Willie Nelson busted by Border Patrol/Texas sheriff for 6oz medicinal herb on bus, out on bail
http://nyti.ms/gQQVcN

“[Willie] could get 180 days in county jail, which if he does, I’m going to make him cook & clean—Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West. “He can wear the stripy uniforms just like the other ones do.” *
http://bit.ly/f3FKtJ

Essential reading: “Much of what investment bankers do is socially worthless” #fuckwallstreet
http://nyr.kr/elCWET

“We are experiencing an explosion of Northern Lights”
http://bit.ly/fTb5k2

“As though Ken Russell had dragged some feral boy out of the woods and had him declaim 17th century refusenik tracts over music by the all-time best Detroit rock band…” – Julian Cope’s tribute to ‘Anarchy In the UK’ on the 34th anniversary of its UK release at On This Deity
http://bit.ly/fio2RJ

#roundmyskull Basil Wolverton’s 1930s science fiction portfolio
http://bit.ly/gRTFK2

RIP Chalmers Johnson – American “blowback” theorist/historian, anti-US Empire writer
http://nyti.ms/gYETff

#NatGeoSociety Pictures: Best Underwater Views of 2010 Announced
http://on.natgeo.com/h38Whk

‘Godfather of ecstasy’ Alexander Shulgin suffers stroke * The Guardian
http://bit.ly/ect1oo

Are today’s University of California students the most docile in history?
http://lat.ms/fWzVTU

“The anniversary of Thatcher’s resignation is a date to celebrate and savour.” Dorian Cope on 20th anniversary
http://bit.ly/fK4FkJ

What Primal Scream were listening to during their fantastic Screamadelica period * 2-hour broadcast
http://bbc.in/f6GG5D

Anne R. Dick’s memoir, ‘The Search for Philip K. Dick’ *
http://nyti.ms/eSbBnp

“Humanity is nature becoming self-conscious.” — Elisée Reclus

Fascinating piece on contemporary cherubic countertenor Philippe Jaroussky in the NYT, who sings in a way that recalls the castrati. #TheThirdSex (Castrati were “male singers who were castrated before they reached puberty in order to preserve their high, pure voices.”) Castratism “kept the papal choirs and ducal courts supplied with sopranos for their Vivaldi oratorios.” Finally outlawed by Vatican in 1903. “Yet these maimed idols, these eunuchs to the kingdom of art, continued to haunt our collective psyche…” #KnowYourCatholicHistory #eurobarbarism
http://nyti.ms/9rVhve

#ubuweb “Taliesin West” (1950, Jim Davis), made at the request of Frank Lloyd Wright who trusted no other filmmaker
http://is.gd/hyTfa

#jdsamson LA DJ GIG DECEMBER 10TH IS NOW ALL FEMALE HANG THE DJS! THIS SHIT IS GOING TO RULE DEEPLY FROM WITHIN. AND POUR OUT ONTO THE WORLD.

#ubuweb David Cronenberg lecturing on Andy Warhol [MP3]:
http://is.gd/hu4NP

A smart guy thinks about Glenn Beck – Mark Lilla in The New York Review of Books
http://bit.ly/cEVJS0

Too bad about the cover, but lotta good stuff inside from this crucial member of the San Francisco Diggers
http://amzn.to/cqa2mi

Good to revisit this document regularly, for perspective
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Oldgrowth3.jpg

ALLMANNS Sept 1970 “Whipping Post” Fillmore East live on VIDEO #beautiful
http://bit.ly/cDktL1

#PictureBoxBooks Great interview with Brian Chippendale at Tiny Mix Tapes. Get psyched for book tour!
http://tinyurl.com/38ae7et

#volcanictongue Working our way through the incredible Merzbient box. Massively psychedelic drone/noise constructs.
http://bit.ly/dpp773

“Serge said that from the age of six he was aware that he was an anarchist.” * #onthisdeity #doriancope #knowledge
http://bit.ly/aUEsys

#johncoulthart The great Tom Phillips’ reworks his Humument for the iPad
http://bit.ly/9FSxKs

“In the late ’60s a significant # of poets and artists were among the psychedelic refugees that went to Bolinas…”
http://bit.ly/dkDb0U

“I think in the next three to five years, you’ll see half the bookstores in this country close.”
http://bit.ly/aS2TFT

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