The Headpress Tarantella! youtube playlist. Folk music of the Italian south (and one or two numbers from outside of it). Listen and then buy the book Mezzogiorno. Life. Death. Southern Italy by David Kerekes.
Recordings made in Galatina, Puglia, Italy, July 28, 2008. Ad hoc street musicians performing during the festa. Very raw.
Dark Stars Rising extracts
Dark Stars Rising: Conversations from the Outer Realms by Shade Rupe is a collection of 27 candid interviews spanning 24 years with unique and free-thinking artists.
In Search Of Tarantism
This is an except of David Kerekesí travels through the Italian south in search of the tarantella and tarantism, which is a specific type of folk music and a sort of existentional meltdown.
Beneath Contempt Photobook
A short film celebrating Al Goldstein's Screw tabloid (and of course Jack Stevenson's unofficial biography Beneath Contempt and happy to be there). A bunch of covers from Screw, and one from its short lived sister publication, Death.
What Is It?
Two views of Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show Part 1 and screenings of What Is It? and IT IS FINE! Everything is fine. at the Phoenix cinema, London, in 2011.
Jack W Thomas
An author whose work is well overdue for reappraisal, I discovered the paperback novels of Jack W. Thomas only a few years ago and purely by chance.
Hip Pocket Sleaze
A collection of articles, essays and interviews by John Harrison, author of the Headpress book Hip Pocket Sleaze.