Robert Frank at his Bleecker Street apartment, NYC June 1968. Photo: Allen Ginsberg (c) The Allen Ginsberg Estate
Robert Frank, New Smyrna Beach Florida, we taught together, Atlantic Center for Arts with jazz drummer Elvin Jones three weeks, I used Robert’s Polaroid, he’d brought plastic container to wash the negative, water warmed on rented auto back seat floor parked in sun, negative ruined peeling, got one print, made copy negative – this is it, Frank in U.S.A. June 1984. (Ginsberg caption) photo: c. The Allen Ginsberg Estate
Robert Frank‘s 88th birthday today! Happy Birthday, Robert – “You got eyes”!
Another octogenarian birthday coming up – David Amram turns 82 on November 17. Tonight, in New York City, at Symphony Space, Pete Seeger‘s Clearwater Foundation will be honoring him. Lawrence Kraman’s documentary feature, “David Amram: The First 80 Years” will be shown, followed by a concert featuring Seeger, Cuban instrumentalist Paquito D’Rivera, Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, John Sebastian, Josh White, Jr, and many others. A recent feature on Amram (from the estimable Truth-Out) may be accessed here.
Ginsberg the cook. We’ve featured this aspect on several previous posts – the cool summer borscht, the infamous soup – here’s notes on Allen’s Indian cooking. Bon appetit!