Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 297
December 23, 2016
Film Friday -Remember Daniel Radcliffe‘s portrayal of Allen Ginsberg in John Krokidas‘ 2013 film, Kill Your Darlings – Krokidas’ revelations about Radcliffe’s Allen and playing a “sex scene” have been getting a bit of traction. Krokidas: “Growing up with queer[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 243
November 6, 2015
                We’re a little behind “Our Allen” with this stuff, but wanted to share with you a few[…]
Expansive Poetics — 95 ( Q & A – Classroom Scraps)
August 7, 2014
Classroom Scraps – Here’s some Q & A at the end of Allen’s August 11 1981 Naropa Class – AG: Well, I’ve been talking steadily , so now I’ll shut up. Student: Did (Vladimir) Mayakovsky and his group..[…]
Poetry and Madness at Esalen 1968
November 30, 2013
“Losing Your Mind To Come To Your Senses” – today some vintage audio from the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, from the ‘Sixties (1968) – Poetry and Madness – a symposium – The panel (introduced by research psychologist Julian Silverman) consists of two psychiatrists, John W Perry and Claudio Naranjo and two[…]
Allen on Earth Day
April 22, 2012
The esteemed and recommended Dangerous Minds site posted this one, a week or so back, Circuit Earth, a 1970 documentary, “with Ralph Lapp, Paul Ehrlich, (the) Broadway cast of Hair, Allen Ginsberg, Redbone, George Wald, Edmund Muskie, Jerry Rubin, Alan Watts, The Black Butterfly, Ed Sanders, and Community Groups and Citizens of[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 38
August 26, 2011
Old news – we’ve been reporting on this before – but the final death-knoll, now, it would seem, for New York’s legendary Chelsea Hotel (sold, earlier this month, to real-estate mogul Joseph Chetrit, in a reportedly $77 million dollar[…]
Ginsberg and Snyder and Leary and Alan Watts (The Houseboat Sessions)
April 10, 2011
More vintage audio (this time, courtesy of the Timothy Leary Archive). Here’s the audio for the famous Houseboat Sessions of February 1967,  ninety minutes of conversation on the houseboat of Alan Watts in Sausalito, convened under the auspicies of Allan Cohen and The San Franciscan Oracle and featuring Allen and[…]
Cool Beat
March 31, 2011
Ten years on from the publication of Lewis MacAdams’ The Birth of Cool (a cultural history of the term), and over fifty years since the first publication of such seminal Beat texts as Alan Watts’ “ Beat Zen, Square Zen, Zen ” and Norman Mailer’s[…]
Timothy Leary’s 90th Birthday
October 22, 2010
In celebration, here‘s some vintage Leary audio from 1967 recorded at Alan Watts’ Houseboat Summit, that includes Leary, Watts, Allen and Gary Snyder. Keep a look-out for Peter[…]