Ondioline.
Another early synthesizer, from France. The Stereolab song “Jenny Ondioline” refers to it and its creator, Georges Jenny.

Ondioline.

Another early synthesizer, from France. The Stereolab song “Jenny Ondioline” refers to it and its creator, Georges Jenny.

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French racing driver Francois Cevert was a Beautiful Boy.
Sadly, he died in 1973.

French racing driver Francois Cevert was a Beautiful Boy.

Sadly, he died in 1973.

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Ellison Onizuka (RIP) having dinner in space, during mission STS-51-C.

Ellison Onizuka (RIP) having dinner in space, during mission STS-51-C.

(Source: nasa.gov)

Daphne Oram recorded a little electronic piece based around her cat.

mahhhvelousscaaarvelis:

What happens when you are recording and your cat says hello? ADORBS.

Daphne Oram - Purring Interlude.  Early Female Electronic Music Pioneer.

Pauline Oliveros. Electronic music pioneer since the 1950s, although her main instrument is an accordion.

Pauline Oliveros. Electronic music pioneer since the 1950s, although her main instrument is an accordion.

(Source: blog.frieze.com)

Queen Kwong.
Also producing some good music lately.

Queen Kwong.

Also producing some good music lately.

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Old image of Chelsea Wolfe.
Her collaboration with Russian Circles is my new favourite song.

Old image of Chelsea Wolfe.

Her collaboration with Russian Circles is my new favourite song.

(Source: mtvhive.com)

Icona Pop performing.

Icona Pop performing.

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An image search for “Queen Astrid of Belgium” brings up an extraordinary portrait of her dead, laid out, her head bandaged. 
It reminded me of a Marlene Dumas painting.
I decided not to link to dead Astrid, but here is a Marlene Dumas painting from 2005, Skull of a Woman.

An image search for “Queen Astrid of Belgium” brings up an extraordinary portrait of her dead, laid out, her head bandaged.¬†

It reminded me of a Marlene Dumas painting.

I decided not to link to dead Astrid, but here is a Marlene Dumas painting from 2005, Skull of a Woman.

(Source: newsgrist.typepad.com)

More retro European royals: Astrid, Queen of the Belgians.
Astrid was quite interesting and ahead of her time, a media darling in the style of Princess Diana, but during the 1930s. She also died in a car accident.
She looks a bit like one of the Mitford sisters in this picture.
I first got interested in images of old Euro royalty from my postcard collection. I like postcards of things that no longer exist, like extinct duchesses.

More retro European royals: Astrid, Queen of the Belgians.

Astrid was quite interesting and ahead of her time, a media darling in the style of Princess Diana, but during the 1930s. She also died in a car accident.

She looks a bit like one of the Mitford sisters in this picture.

I first got interested in images of old Euro royalty from my postcard collection. I like postcards of things that no longer exist, like extinct duchesses.

(Source: realeza.foros.ws)