Tag: Music

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser

This looks interesting, a new exhibition at the V&A exploring the influence of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The Times’ Ben Macintyre has some theories on the book’s inspirations, here.

Here are a couple of fine songs inspired by Alice…

… and, of course…

The books themselves – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass – are worth a read, too. It’s good to go straight to the source.

Image: John Tenniel’s illustration from the original publication (Source: British Library: https://www.bl.uk/alice-in-wonderland/articles/alice-at-150#)

You may not have heard … Dr Feelgood

Dr Feelgood came out of the UK pub rock / rhythm and blues scene in the mid seventies. I’m not sure that they ever really broke through in the US, but they toured hard and were/are a fantastic live band.

Wilko Johnson was their iconic, original guitarist, later famous as the executioner in Game of Thrones and, in real life, for not dying.

I always preferred Gypie Mayo’s playing.

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You may not have heard … The Black Sorrows (@TheBlackSorrows)

The Black Sorrows and founder Joe Camilleri are legends in their native Australia. Sadly, they’re a well-kept secret in Europe.

Sublime, rootsy music. Listen closely and you’ll hear elements of Van Morrison, Dr John, JJ Cale, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan and so, so much more…

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