Thursday, May 20, 2010

SHORT BREATHS 6

NME
notice anything strange about the NME's Greatest Cult Heroes chart? ah, it brings back fluffy memories of when in 1977 chain store WH Smith listed the weekly pop charts in their windows with a blank at #2... The Sex Pistols' 'God Save The Queen' was gloriously absented (in fact, as everyone knows, it should have been in top position); as with the very same WH Smith's, the NME has been so painfully uncool for such a long time that I'm not sure how much vindication can be derived from this, though excuse me for enjoying this fleetingly sweet poetic irony

Webbys
on a vaguely related subject, what exactly are awards for? I'm not entirely sure what prestige means; however, semantic pedantry notwithstanding, yay! VBS's Liberia documentary has won two Webbys!

The Secret Of Scent
ever since starting this infuriatingly good book about the mysteries of fragrances, I've been sniffing around big store perfume departments like a truffle-starved black boar let loose in the woods; despite Luca Turin's slightly condescending literary tone, his scent descriptions are intoxicatingly evocative - I am now not a little impatient for even a four-hour stop-over at Schiphol airport, let alone the dream of one day visiting the Osmothèque in Versailles

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4 comments:

Kai said...

The guys at NME should most definitely stick to contemplating the "21 Worst Haircuts In Rock"...

Congratulations on the Webbys.
Now is "Afro Noise 1" still planned for release?

William Bennett said...

thanks, Kai! yes, AN is planned for imminent release, even though I've been saying that now for a couple of years :-o

Miss Kerry said...

Understanding the delicacy of perfume creation, is a fine art.

Miss Kerry said...

I can only dream of compounding one with vanilla, earl grey tea, black pepper, galangal and jasmine base.