tbc – Helicon John (Beatles vs Mogwai)

tbc - Helicon John (Beatles vs Mogwai) Master of the Orpheus Legend The Death of Orpheus fourth quarter 15th century NGA 43957
“Master of the Orpheus Legend, The Death of Orpheus, fourth quarter 15th century, overall (diameter): 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.) gross weight: 61 gr, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1957.14.235”

I don’t usually do tribute mashups but was wanting to do something for the podcast to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of John Lennon, something with ‘In My Life’ and this popped out with Mogwai’s New Paths To Helicon 1 live at the BBC. Also includes clips from John Lennon RKO Interview on December 8, 1980 and a recording of NY FM radio the next day when his death was announced.

Very ambient, reflective, deep and very much me. And I don’t really care if anyone likes it, it needed to be done. This is for me.

The cover image is the death of Orpheus, killed by the Thracian Maenads for refusing their advances. Apparently “the river Helicon sank underground when the women that killed Orpheus tried to wash off their blood-stained hands in its waters…so as not to lend it’s waters to cleanse manslaughter.” – seemed oddly appropriate, but Mount Helicon is also the famous home to the Muses.

tbc aka Instamatic – Helicon John (The Beatles vs Mogwai vs John Lennon’s last radio interview)