MTX IS INFRASTRUCTURE

The Dr Frank Weakly Reader for 5.07.2021, incl.

FRONT BURNER

THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF MTX

— The way how we used to open bottles likea pic of one our old MTX keychain bottle openers, in green, was posted on the Lookout Records FB page. Which reminded me, I wrote a bit about the “minor secrets” of these items in an old Songs for Odin post. Snip:

DR FRANK THE TERRIBLE

OTHER PEOPLE’S MUSIC

— Swell Maps — Mayday Signals: a new rarities collection compiled by Jowe Head, most of them previously unreleased as far as I can tell. I just discovered its impending existence and said “wow.” The track list is very interesting, of course. I pre-ordered, of course.

POETRY CORNER

— Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt: I’m certain that the San Francisco Chronicle headline in this 1940s newstand photo is the source of the Richard Brautigan poem and book titled Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt from 1970, but I can’t figure out if its source is this particular photograph or some other depiction or reference to the headline. (Google didn’t tell me.)

PICTURE BOOK

IN THE NEWS

FIN

And that’ll do it for this particular Weakly Reader. But for those who’ve made it this far down the page, here’s something from Albert Arthur Allen, ca. 1924:

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