From 1975 to 1979, London improvisors published the most innovative artists and musicians of their generation in the magazine Musics. Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, John Zorn, David Toop, John Russell, The Feminist Improvising Group, Bob Cobbing, ICP, Val Wilmer, Annabel Nicholson, Han Bennink, Eddie Prévost, David Cunningham, Steve Beresford among many others were contributors.

…a blueprint for the interlinked activities we now call sound art, field recording, improv, live electronics & audio culture. it came out six times a year and ran for twenty-three gorgeous issues. the journal covered improvised and non-western music alongside performance art, reflecting the broad interests of the so-called “second generation” of London’s improvisers, and provided a convivial focus point. overlapping with London musicians’ collective (LMC), the publication first launched in Spring of 1975, with the tagline: an impromental experivisation arts magazine and a manifesto that proposed the destruction of artificial boundaries, and linked Free Jazz, the works of John Cage, and indigenous and non-European music….

( Derek Bailey, by there )

No, no, crime scene

Hugh: “Do you think he disturbed a break-in, sir?”

Jack: “Doesn’t look like anything’s been disturbed”

Maude: “Whatever’s going on?”

Phryne: “Oh!  Jack”

Jack: “I’m afraid …

… this is a restricted area”

Jack: “A cemetery worker was murdered here last night …

… and how is it, Miss Fisher, you always manage …

… to turn up when I’m … 

… on the case?”

Phryne: “Not always …

… Jack”

Phryne: “We merely came to pay our respects”

Jack: “This is a crime scene”

Phryne: “Roland was a good family friend. Aunt Prudence’s godson”

Jack: “No, no, crime scene”


Miss Fisher rewatch

1x4 Death at Victoria Dock (3/3 favorite scenes)

“Oh, and, did you make a note about leaving the scene of the crime in order to escort Miss Fisher home?”

“She made a request, Sir.”

“Miss Fisher is gonna make a good deal of requests, Constable. And while there may be circumstances in which we can be of mutual benefit to each other, we need to establish, right up front,…”