Between 1963 and 1966 Andy Warhol filmed hundreds of what he called “Screen Tests” starring the coterie of muses, acquaintances & hangers-on that were part of his artistic universe. About 10 years ago, 13 of the tests were compiled into a short film called “13 Most Beautiful…” with musical accompaniment provided by Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips ( formerly of Luna). The screen test above is from 1965 & features Paul America doing nothing but chewing a piece of gum whilst oozing ridiculous amounts of charisma. It’s stupidly hypnotic & dumbly beautiful & is here for the sole purpose of providing some glamorously dirty distraction from all the mayhem (for at least a few minutes).
Welcome to the latest WEEKLY NEW WONDERS PLAYLIST featuring the finest new songs we’ve heard over recent days. They too are hypnotically beautiful & all are #1 in our heart. You can listen to ’em below on Soundcloud or Spotify.
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