happy birthday erik satie

by pieces of moments

On this, the 17th of May, Erik Satie was born in 1866. I can’t help but think he would have been pleased that the first full performance of his piece “Vexations” included John Cale, who appears in this clip from the game show “What’s My Secret” in 1963. Two years later, Cale (along with Lou Reed) would form the Velvet Underground.