Sharp-eyed readers will note that that’s the original Moby Grape cover, withdrawn because of a certain gesture. And that’s the UK cover for The Strokes record, which was deemed too spicy for the US market.
More than 300 etchings by William Blake have been discovered in a library at the University of Manchester. Here’s one that illustrates a passage from a poem by Edward Young:
The keen vibration of bright truth — is hell:
Just definition! though by schools untaught.
Maria Popova unearths a lovely British schoolbook on maps from the Sixties. My favorite page is Page 23:
It’s like a cross between a Pennsylvania Dutch hex sign and an Elizabeth Bishop poem.
Nellcôte as Arcadia?
Life was very simple – Keith looking after Marlon in the morning, playing music in the afternoon, that’s it. English friends would be invited to stay for the summer; especially people with kids, so Marlon would have a social life. Everything was always back to the kids.
Sometimes the photographer’s camera sees more clearly than his eyes.