APRIL 2 JUBILEE SAINT— SERGE GAINSBOURG
Sleazy, dissolute dirty mouth of French pop music.
APRIL 2 holiday:
* INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY.
ON THIS DATE
1513 — Fountain of Youth seeker Ponce de Leon lands on Florida territory.
1725 — Loverboy, spy, memoirist Giacomo Casanova born, Venice, Italy.
1840 — French writer, activist, experimental novelist Emile Zola born, Paris.
1891 — Artist Max Ernst born, Bruhl, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany.
1928 — French singer, composer Serge Gainsbourg born, Paris, France.
1969 — Twenty-one U.S. Black Panthers charged with conspiring to kill cops.
1991 — Modern dance great Martha Graham dies, New York City.
This week we arrived at Newtown Radio as sunset was descending over Bushwick, and a mysterious blue and purple mist had started to fill the neighborhood. Feeling inexplicably sleepy, we stuck a little mugwort under the studio’s couch cushions, sprawled out on the floor, and immediately began to dream our way into Arthur Radio Voyage #15. We found ourselves in a lucid haze, lost in some kind of other-worldly superstore. Dancing our way down endless aisles of multicolored light bulbs, muffled music blaring happily over a faraway PA system, we reveled in the realization that dream worlds can feel every bit as real as waking life…
Featuring Éris Elmosnino (Serge Gainsbourg), Lucy Gordon (Jane Birkin), Laetitia Casta (Brigitte Bardot), Anna Mouglalis (Juliette Gréco), Sara Forestier (France Gall), Mylène Jampanoï (Bambou), Orphée Silard (Charlotte Gainsbourg), Lucile Vezier (Kate Barry), Claude Chabrol (as L’Editeur de Gainsbourg) and Kacey Mottet Klein as young Serge.