A (BENJAMINESQUE) PHOTO-ASSEMBLAGE/CONSTELLATION OF SPECTRAL PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY. MY OWN PARISIAN ARCADE, AND A REMEMBERANCE OF WILLIAM BARRINGTON-COUPE. BY STEVEN BENSON.

“{He} salvages from the oblivion of forgetting as invaluable collectors’ items”(Chisholm, “Queer Constellations”. p.166, 2005,on Edmund White’s “the Flaneur”)

Tutankhamen syndrome? Shoring up fragments of the past against my/their ruin?

Some vague attempt to redeem/”redeem” the past(what does this even MEAN?)

A (Derridean/Munozian ) {queer} attempt at bringing fragments/remnants from the past into the present and future so that they are contrapuntal/contingent on each other: the {queer} trace?

Sheer joy of obscurantist collecting  mania?

The eerie fascination with the chimerical/spectral(Hatto/obscure classical bargain LP labels)?

A la recherchĂ© of my own past via these remnants; a continuity between my past, present, memory and future: these artefacts, devoid of their useage value(mainly) are “blasted”(via this regurgatitive posting) into the/my present/future.

Also, at times in parallel, a/my gay/queer archive and history.(next post)

All/some of the above…

A camp Turnabout LP(schooldays); a rare Oryx LP, one of the earliest of Saga's

A camp Turnabout LP(schooldays); a rare Oryx LP, one of the earliest of Saga’s “productions”, a bowlderized Soviet era recording; and one of Barrington-Coupe’s genuine productions from his 1963 Delta label

proof of one of the earliest Saga Lps from 1958/9(the latter my birth year!)

proof of one of the earliest Saga Lps from 1958/9(the latter my birth year!)

Delta; somehow uncanny in the light of Barrington Coupe's subsequent spectralizing of one of his artists, his wife and (at one stage, genuine) pianist, Joyce Hatto

Delta; somehow uncanny in the light of Barrington Coupe’s subsequent spectralizing of one of his artists, his wife and (at one stage, genuine) pianist, Joyce Hatto

https://decayetude.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/joyce-and-barrys-pastand-pseudonymous-uncannybargain-60s-classical-vinyl-in-the-light-of-the-bbc-drama-loving-miss-hattowritten-by-victoria-wood-psychovinylophiliac-geography-by-steven-b/

The

The “Danzig Philharmonic” ceased to exist as an orchestra 10 years before the putative recording date(1964) of this esoteric(and aurally execrable!) Barrington-Coupe “production

Yes, she really DID exist: a genuine early recording of Hatto; uncannily, again, she ressembles a ghostly outline

Yes, she really DID exist: a genuine early recording of Hatto; uncannily, again, she ressembles a ghostly outline

Thanks also to Walter Benjamin and TS Eliot.

William Barrington-Coupe, the perpetrator of the Joyce Hatto fraud died, virtually un remarked, in October 2014 http://www.familynotices24.co.uk/national/view/3594085/william-barringtoncoupe-barry

His legacy…….

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ENTHUSIASMS: CLASSICAL MUSIC, ESPECIALLY OBSCURE ROMANTIC COMPOSERS; BACH/HANDEL LITERATURE, ESPECIALLY THOUGHTFUL, WELL-WRITTEN(STYLISTICALLY)NOVELS W G SEBALD WALTER BENJAMIN THEODOR ADORNO(JUST BEGINNING!) AESTHETIC PHILOSOPHY GAY MEN'S WRITING;QUEER THEORY STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS(EMOTIONALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY) GOOD RICH THICK ESPRESSO MICHAEL PONTI SPRITUALITY/LIFE'S "AURA"(BENJAMIN), WHATEVER TRANSCENDENTAL THING YOU WANT TO CALL THIS MEMORY-the elusiveness thereof. LOST TIME AND AN ATTEMPT AT ITS REDEMPTION(NON THEISTICALLY/RELIGIOUSLY)
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