Figurski at Findhorn on Acid

Suppose that Note 036 was originally a provocative quote from Genesis P-Orridge, leader of the radical performance and musical groups Coum Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, and Psychic TV. Let's say that in an interview from the 1980s, P-Orridge discussed his views on deviance and freedom, propaganda and deconditioning, and extending the boundaries of art; his coinage of the term “Industrial Music for Industrial People”; and/or his association with Brion Gysin, Gysin's wacky Dreamachine, and William Burroughs. Further suppose, however, that copyright permission (the very subject of which would make Gen puke his porridge) for the interview excerpt couldn't be secured by CD-pressing time. In this case, Note 036, while sacrificing Gen's manic idiosyncratic voice, would have the opportunity of improving upon the original quote by throwing in a bunch of other stuff, making it a better transition from Figurski's cynical cage-rattling in 035 to the Cut-Ups of 038, 039, and 040.

— Alan Richardson, “Metanarration in the Notes directory of Figurski ,” in Millennial Machinations ed. Alexander Parritt (Fictitious Press, 2001)


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