Vojo Sindolic’s 1986 Belgrade Interview – part two
February 25, 2018
Allen Ginsberg interview – continuing from yesterday VS: When you first visited me in my home in my birthplace, the old city of Dubrovnik, in October of 1980, you were so delighted by its beauty that you decided to stop and stay for[…]
Allen Ginsberg & David Henderson at Naropa 1981 (part one)
November 28, 2015
                                              Last weekend it was a triple-X reading, this weekend it’s an interrupted reading. Well, we’ve had those, of course, several times before here on the Ginsberg Project (notably, with the participant, the agency of disruption, being a rambuncious Gregory Corso – see,[…]
Allen Ginsberg Punk Rocker (part one)
September 23, 2014
Note: These posts – “Allen Ginsberg Punk Rocker” (parts one and two) first appeared on The Allen Ginsberg Project on June 23, 2011, and, due to technical problems, are now being re-posted The Sex Pistols Anarchy In The UK was released on November 26 1976. Less than six months later Allen Ginsberg[…]
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,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 172
April 11, 2014
A  rare (rarely-seen) Ginsberg item (that didn’t meet its estimated price in their last big Beat-related auction) – If Not Forever – A Letter to Jack Kerouac (Sore Dove Press, San Francisco, 2008) – went up again on the auction block at the PBA Galleries in San Francisco yesterday (alongside a number[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 130
June 14, 2013
Allen Ginsberg, goaded on at the beginning there by a typically giddy Simon Vinkenoog, reads “Mafkees” (a.k.a. “Birdbrain“) (from a reading in 1983, from Allen’s European tour, recorded that year in Amsterdam) – (for earlier (alternative) versions of this “Ginsberg minor classic”, see our previous postings – here and[…]
A Mix Tape/Allen Ginsberg Dancing
April 6, 2013
A “mix tape“?  A little weekend-indulgence. – Since we’re wondering if all these items were caught the first time they were posted, we’re running them (well, alerting you to them) again.   how about.. America/Closing Time – Allen Ginsberg/Tom WaitsSpell/Footnote to Howl – Patti SmithHadda Be[…]
Nanao Sakaki and Allen Ginsberg – Birdbrain in Japan
January 24, 2013
Two of our more popular postings – on the great Japanese poet, Nanao Sakaki – and on Allen’s poem, “Birdbrain” – coalesce here with this lively recording of the two of them reading it (that poem) together, (Allen, the English, Nanao, the Japanese), tweaking it with contemporaneous Japanese references. The occasion is,[…]
Birdbrain!
December 1, 2011
“Birdbrain runs the World!/ Birdbrain is the ultimate product of Capitalism”. Never inappropriate to the times – it seems fitting to, once again, place a little spotlight on this song, this classic polemical lyric – “Birdbrain” – Above, the recorded version, with the Denver-based band, The Glu-ons, (first released on a 7-inch[…]
Allen Ginsberg Punk Rocker (part one)
June 22, 2011
The Sex Pistols Anarchy In The UK  was released on November 26 1976. Less than six months later Allen Ginsberg was playing San Francisco’s premier punk venue, Mabuhay Gardens. Dirk Derkson, the legendary promoter, recalls: “I told Allen Ginsberg on the night he came to the Fab Mab to see Jim Carroll […]