One agent represented the talent for these fascinating films. According to the agent, the initial choice to play the central character in ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ was peter O’Toole until Maggie, this agent – now retired and writing books in the desert near Palm Springs – suggested Bowie as the only guy made for the role.
Mim became one of the leading artist’s agents in music and film in London from the 60s onwards. He put together director and talent for the film Sympathy for the Devil for producer Michael Pearson’s company Cupid Productions. Mim then set out for Morocco in search of the roots of Blues music, a trip he’d planned to undertake with his friend Brian Jones, before the legendary musician passed away. Michael and Cupid went on to produce the classic car-chase movie Vanishing Point, an iconic piece of Noir somehow pure in its portrayal of a modern driven but also random world.
Truth and veracity is not the point here, quite the opposite… it is rather about reinstating disbelief in the datafication system and drawing attention to the possibility of error, to the amplification of bias. The project is carnivalesque in its use of amplification…. or rather, by demonstrating that the algorithm itself is a source of grotesque amplification of bias. Is Father Ludo Vicarious that far-fetched from our current use of AI judgement in the judiciary system?
An extraordinary new mix – Symphonic – from Deep Forest. Also a full length interview with Eric Mouquet, of the Grammy Award winning Deep Forest Project.
He talks about the recording and production process, some new orchestral installation and film work, as well as the wildest situation he’s ever gotten himself into on location.
‘Brian Jones: Butterfly in The Park’, the recently released limited edition photo book featuring Michael Cooper’s remarkable photography.
We have an interview with Adam Cooper, Michael’s son. The book includes text contributions from Donovan and his wife Linda Leitch (Brian’s ex-partner), Julian Leitch (Brian’s son with Linda) and Joolz Jones, Brian’s grandson, a talented musician and songwriter in his own right.