Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 372
June 29, 2018
  “In a climate of fear and hysteria..” – It’s always revealing and instructive to “get to see the files”. We featured a lengthy post on Allen’s FBI files some years back (courtesy the pioneering work of Shawn Musgrave and Muck Rock). Another tenacious investigator. S.P. Sullivan is to be commended for[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 225
July 3, 2015
  Sometime since we noted great Ginsberg parodies – Remember Yelp? and Tweet? – even “Peter LaBarbera” (!) – Filip Noterdaeme has taken it one stage further, not just revisiting ‘Howl” (the opening poem) but that entire book! – Growl and Other Poems will be published by Lit Fest Press in the[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 191
October 3, 2014
“Poet, musician, critic, novelist, editor, bookseller and educator” – Garrett Caples, in a recent City Lights post, accurately nails it – David Meltzer is “nothing less than a national treasure”. But at 77, following recent surgery (succesful, it would seem) for the removal of a[…]
Good Morning, Mr Orwell
January 1, 2014
 Thirty years ago today (January 1, 1984 – sic), video-pioneer Nam June Paik conceived of  and presented “Good Morning Mr Orwell”, a unique and unprecedented  international live satellite hook-up, linking up the studios of WNET, New York with the Pompidou Center in Paris (as well as hooking up with broadcasters in[…]
Spontaneous Poetics – 108 (Blues – 3 – Allen Ginsberg)
July 24, 2013
Student: Are all those (records you played) available on Harry Smith’s anthology? AG: No – The “James Alley Blues” is, Richard “Rabbit” Brown singing.  The “C.C.Rider” and “Jelly Bean Blues“, both by Ma Rainey, are on a collection of Ma Rainey that may be (on) Columbia (Records), but they’re available (there are[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 108
January 11, 2013
Next Wednesday, January 16 in New York – Join Allen Ginsberg’s friends, collaborators, relatives and co-conspirators – Lou Reed, Steven Taylor, Anne Waldman, Ambrose Bye, CA Conrad, Andy Clausen, David Amram, the Arthur Russell tribute band, Arthur’s Landing, & others for “a night of poetry and song” in one of the quintessential[…]
New Year 2013
January 1, 2013
  HAPPY NEW YEAR  (2013) GREETINGS  from The Allen Ginsberg Project Almost 30 years ago today (well, 29, might as well be exact!), Allen saw the[…]
Peter Orlovsky (1933-2010)
May 30, 2012
Thinking of Peter Orlovsky. It’s been two years to the day since he passed away. Vintage Peter. Allen’s photo above catches the glee and mischievousness in him. Of the two videos that follow, the first, here is from his reading in January[…]
(More) Perfect Wisdom Sutra (for Arthur Russell)
February 9, 2012
The Perfect Wisdom Sutra, the Heart Sutra, the Prajnaparamita Sutra – “Form is not different from emptiness, emptiness, not different from form” – We posted, last year, a post spotlighting several readings of this by Allen (notably, this one, at a memorial gathering for Carl Solomon) – along with reproduction of the[…]
Pacific High Studio Mantras
January 31, 2012
After the richness of the vintage Gregory Corso of the past week (and more to come), here’s a little palette-cleanser – more mantra! – Pacific High Studio Mantras (“Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddi Hum“), old Tibetan mantra of Padmasambhava, tuned by Allen, recorded at Pacific High Studios, San Francisco in[…]