Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 387
October 12, 2018
A little anniversary slipped by last Sunday – October 7th – the legendary first (public) reading of “Howl”[…]
Steven Taylor – 2
February 18, 2018
Continuing from yesterday – a Steven Taylor weekend. What a range of music to hear! False Prophet – Field Notes From The Punk Underground  (a must-read) is still very much in print “From 1988 through 1993, guitarist/vocalist Steven[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 300
January 27, 2017
No Friday-Round Up last week, so a little catch up today, starting with Sean Elder’s Gary Snyder interview, “National Treasure,” in Lion’s Roar.  [Gary[…]
Colin Still – Optic Nerve
May 2, 2015
Colin Still and Optic Nerve‘s poetic documentation and extraordinary achievement needs to be sung. So we’re singing it today here. By now, perhaps, many of you will have already seen, and be familiar with, this footage (Colin’s footage) – the legendary pairing – Allen Ginsberg accompanied by Paul McCartney, at[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 216
April 10, 2015
  Hal Willner‘s 60th anniversary celebrations in L.A.  for “Howl” this past week turned out to be a grand success.  From Tim Grierson‘s account of the evening, for Rolling Stone: “Nearly 60 years after its first public reading in October 1955, a concert was held in downtown Los Angeles to honor “Howl”,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 208
February 13, 2015
  Notice (last week) of the passing  of London’s ubiquitous counter-cultural hero, John “Hoppy” Hopkins brings us to this little snippet of footage (from the BBC’s current affairs program, Panorama) – footage[…]
Friday Weekly Round-Up – 207
February 6, 2015
Tonight in New York City, a William S Burroughs 101 Birthday Celebration. Last night in London they were celebrating Meantime, in Denver, it’s the 6th Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash & tomorrow, in Paterson, New Jersey, Feb. 7, 1 to 3 p.m, in the Paterson Hamilton Club Building, the 2014 Allen Ginsberg[…]
Diane Di Prima’s 80th Birthday
August 6, 2014
  The great poet-activist-wise-woman-scholar, Diane Di Prima is 80 years old today!  –  Happy Birthday Diane! She, in the past[…]
Poetry In Motion
May 3, 2014
Ron Mann’s groundbreaking 1982 film, Poetry In Motion, (we have featured, in the past, snippets, including Allen’s enthusiastic “Capitol Air” performance) is now available, in its entirety, on the incomparable UbuWeb.  From their informative notes:  “It was re-released in 1994 in an innovative format on CD-Rom..and, in 2002, as a DVD. Poetry[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 175
May 2, 2014
Our friend, Chris Funkhouser has a must-read piece (part of a 4-part series) in Jacket 2 on his experiences with audio recording (and in this case, in particular,[…]