March 20, 2017

Listen, we all knew this was coming


JMW Turner’s “Ovid banished from Rome,” in honor of Ovid’s 2,060th birthday.

So, all over the world right now, Monday is happening. Don’t look at us: we didn’t do it.

Here’s some interesting tidbits to follow as we all get through this together:

The world lost a singular musician this weekend, when the better-than-any-of-us-deserved Chuck Berry slipped off into silence at the age of ninety. It’s hard to believe he’s gone, and also kind of amazing to realize he was here with us, through all of it, up till now. A word of advice: do not forget to love Chuck Berry’s slower, softer music:

It’s also a good time to check out some of his late-sixties, slightly more baroque stuff, which ranges from huh?-inducing to genuinely awesome: