[At approximately sixty-one minutes in (and concluding at approximately sixty-two-and-three-quarter minutes in) , AG plays a recording of John Dowland’s “Fine Knacks For Ladies” – (“Though all my wares be trash, the heart is true” – “Sing it to Andy Warhol!” – “the orient’st pearl … Read More
AG: So. Now then with some other music of Dowland We have a couple of (John) Dowland songs (on the tape) which are in our texts. So, to begin with, the, the one that was set to music, the “Weep You No More, Sad Fountains“,
(that’s on)..page 113)
[From approximately fifty-six-and-a-quarter to fifty-seven-and-a-quarter minutes in, there is ambient conversation among the students, as AG goes to set up the record –
AG: “..this is the end of the last song – Student: Turn it down a bit – AG- Turn it down?”]
[From approximately fifty-seven-and-three-quarter minutes in (to … Read More
Allen Ginsberg’s January 1980 Basic Poetics class continues (in preparation for future notes on John Dowland) AG; Apparently, I have.. the “Fine Knacks For Ladies“ that you gave me the recording? – I have some (John) Dowland around and I had that so I’ll try and bring in a… I was going to try and get Charlie (Ross – sic) to bring in a phonograph today. Were there any others on that beside the “Fine Knacks For Ladies” ?
Transcription of Allen’s “Basic Poetics” class, from 1980 at Naropa, continues. The previous tape (tape 9 of 35) is missing and this tape comes in (towards the end of a class) with an in-class performance]