We Are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death – The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (1953-1996), the show that originated in 2014 at the University of Toronto, (see here for more on their pre-eminent Ginsberg photo collection), opened this week at Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa., the last stage of its Canadian tour. It will be up until the 11th of December.
“Dorfman, a self-described “nice Jewish girl” didn’t pick up a camera until her late twenties. Before this, she had worked as a secretary in New York at the Grove Press, a leading publisher of the Beat writers. She recalls her incredulity when Allen Ginsberg demanded “Where’s the can?”, having never heard the toilet referred to in this way before. Inauspicious a meeting hough it was, this was the beginning of a lifelong friendship.”
Sarah Haas on one-time local boy Allen Ginsberg appeared last week in the Boulder (Colorado) Weekly – “Pot is fun” – (For the November 1966 Atlantic Monthly article, the prime source of this article, “The Great Marijuana Hoax” – see here and also here)
– (For more of Allen on drugs and drug-taking – see here)
We listed a few weeks back recent William Burroughs recordings – collaborative works by King Khan, Bill Frisell & others (the Hal Willner-produced Let Me Hang You), Steve Buscemi–Elliott Sharp‘s Rub Out The Word. We forgot to mention this limited edition (LP), released (re-released) just last month, by Paradigm Discs, Curse Go Back
and in Manchester, England (opening last week, and up through until March 5th next year Off Beat – Jeff Nuttall And The International Underground“. If you happen to be in Manchester, don’t miss it.