Sparklehorse (Mark Linkous) interview

Part of an interview from the BBC Culture Show with Sparklehorse singer Mark Linkous about William Blake, including his version of London.

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The Naked Tea Party

The latest edition of the poetry and writing journal Ekleksographia (ekleksographia.ahadadabooks.com) is a guest issue edited by Philip Davenport and entitled “William Blake and the Naked Tea Party”. The special edition, which went online with a live writing event by Sarah Sanders on 15 March, concentrates on the haptic nature of writing (especially handwriting), and the handmade nature of certain modes of communicating. As such, in the words of the editor, it owes a debt to outsider art and alternative traditions of poetics with “an IOU all the way back to Will Blake, he and the Mrs sitting on the lawn in London afternoons, naked, drinking tea”.

Contributions include essays by Kirstie Gregory, Holly Pester, Maggie O’Sullivan and Bob Cobbing, as well as examples of such handmade poetics by Sean Bonney, Tony Lopez, Geraldine Monk and David Tibet.

Philip Davenport also runs Applepie Editions, a “lab” for art objects, music, prints and books, and Davenport specialises in poems made from daily situations such as journalism, porn, txt messages and overheard voices. You can visit William Blake and the Naked Tea Party at http://ekleksographia.ahadadabooks.com/davenport/index.html.

The William Blake Jukebox

The William Blake Jukebox is a Zoamorphosis/YouTube channel dedicated to bringing together clips and tracks dealing with Blake into one place.

The Zoamorphosis Jukebox offers some of the pleasures of accidental discovery of Blake. Simply load the Jukebox into your browser and follow the link to the first clip, which will change each time you refresh the page.

For those who wish to see all the relevant Blake clips, the YouTube channel is available at http://www.youtube.com/user/WilliamBlakeJukebox and features clips from groups and artists as diverse as Allen Ginsberg, Pete Doherty and the Belarussian death metal group, Ulver.

Trailer for Dead Man

Trailer for Jim Jarmusch’s 1995 film, Dead Man with Johnny Depp as William Blake and Gary Farmer as Nobody. Read more about it in the article on Blake and Film.

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Ulver – Plate 3

Ulver is a Norwegian trio that started in black metal music, but then moved in more experimental directions. “The Argument” is the first track from their 1998 album Themes from William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.

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Ulver – The Argument

Ulver is a Norwegian trio that started in black metal music, but then moved in more experimental directions. “The Argument” is the first track from their 1998 album Themes from William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.

Go to the next video from the William Blake Jukebox:

William Blake Jukebox is a collection of videos available on YouTube related to William Blake. View them all at http://www.youtube.com/user/WilliamBlakeJukebox.