Sesando bamboo musical instrument, Nusa Tenggara, Timor Island, Indonesia, late 19th cent.
“Among the most remarkable string instruments is Oceania is the sesando, a tubular bamboo zither with ten or eleven metal strings set in a sounding box made from the frond of a lontar palm. Collected on the Indonesian island of Timor, this sesando was likely made by a member of the local Rotinese community whose residents originated on the neighboring island of Roti. When playing, the musician uses the right hand to pluck the bass strings while the left hand plays the treble. The pitch is adjusted with a complex series of movable bridges and tuning pegs. Used at weddings and funerals, the sesando is believed to possess supernatural powers. Occasionally played as a solo instrument, this zither is predominantly used to accompany songs with verses composed in bini, a special poetic language, and refrains in ordinary Rotinese. The songs are often philosophical, portraying the world as dominated by inescapable fate and life as at times disappointing and ultimately fleeting.” - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Alex Toth designs for the 1967 Hanna-Barbera Fantastic Four cartoon show; The Skrulls & The Super-Skrull, The Watcher, Doctor Doom, Diablo & The Red Ghost. (From 1996’s Alex Toth: By Design, by the artist & Darrell McNeil.)
This is completely speculatively trivial, viewers, but who do you think are the most likely candidates for next season’s castings given 1. the tonal precedent set by the first season (established Big Ticket actors capable of successfully translating their skills and acting personas to a “prestige”…
This is completely speculatively trivial, viewers, but who do you think are the most likely candidates for next season’s castings given 1. the tonal precedent set by the first season (established Big Ticket actors capable of successfully translating their skills and acting personas to a “prestige” Southern crime noir tv serial) and 2. the available talent pool (i.e. actors whose existing film and tv schedules/industry demand wouldn’t preclude the possibility of committing to a full tv season production later this year/early next year), and beyond that, whom do you expect or would you most like to see star as lead and supporting actors for future storylines?
(I’ll post my educated guesses and plausible (and wish fulfillment) other picks as soon as I’ve assembled a list.)
Tangled Up in You (2014); collaboration between Beth Cavener Stitcher and Alessandro Gallo.
(Thanks for identifying this, @sweatandink.)
Album art from Behemoth’s The Satanist (2014), Denis Forkas.