Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Presents from Memo

Memo has promised us some amazing rarities on his new blog.... including one thing that will knock our collective socks off.

The night of December 24th should be a good one for all of us. Satan ... oops .... Santa will deliver some goodies to those of us who have been good boys and girls.

Merci d'advance to St. Memo of Nantes.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Magma in The New Yorker

The New Yorker is the very last place that I would expect to find a mention of Magma and Vander (being the polar opposite of a magazine like R&A), but nevertheless, here it is!

Quijada’s entry into artificial languages was inspired by the utopian politics of Esperanto as well as by the import bin at his local record store, where as a teen-ager, in the nineteen-seventies, he discovered a concept album by the French prog-rock band Magma. All the songs were sung in Koba├»an, a melodic alien language made up by the group’s eccentric lead singer, Christian Vander.

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(Thanks to our friend Kevin for the link)