When you walked into the gallerylight, low, and airythe first thing you saw were large color prints of Doric temples at once warring Sicilian towns, the single photo of the temple at Segesta made at a distance.
While the Collected Poems is retrospective, printing the poems Auden wanted as he wanted them by the time of his death, the Princeton Poems, exhilaratingly prospective, prints the poems as they first appeared in individual books, recreating Auden’s poetic development as it actually happened from 1928 to 1972, including many poems later eliminated, plus the poems from the posthumous Thank You, Fog.
If a professional musician was never a personal friend, youre likely to have never wanted to hear demos, band practices, gigs recorded from the audience, radio broadcasts, and tapes made at home. But if the musician is Peter Laughner, an extraordinary singer/songwriter and a feral guitarist from Cleveland, Ohio, the only studio records are the first two Pere Ubu singles (Thirty Seconds over Tokyo / Heart of Darkness and Final Solution / Cloud 149)on which he played guitar but didnt singmade shortly before he was fired from the group hed founded with David Thomas.
Voices at the End of the Night:
By Ron Horning
The Fall, New Facts Emerge, Cherry Red Records, 2017
Mike Hudson & the Pagans, Hollywood High, Ruin Discos, 2014
The Falls previous studio album, Sub-Lingual Tablets, ends with guitar lashed diatribes against Facebook and iPhones, and the first cut on New Facts Emerge is Segueso whats the target this time?