Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Thurston Moore's tribute to Mina Loy
I've been listening to Thurston Moore's new album Demolished Thoughts, about which I can't immediately say much more than that it's intriguing. I haven't given it a full listen with my complete attention yet, but I do play it a lot.
This song grabbed my attention, mainly because of the title: Mina Loy. The name was just vaguely familiar, so I looked her up.
Here's more from the always-helpful Poetry Foundation.
I had no idea she was married to Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, the founder of Futurism and and an early supporter of Mussolini. Here's a good sampling of his work, if you can get through it. Very strange cat.