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 – 371 (Gay Pride)
June 22, 2018
Gay Pride in San Francisco and New York this weekend   Allen Ginsberg interviewed on Stonewall Nation, (WBFO-FM, SUNY, Buffalo), October 6, 1978, by Alex Van Oss and Al Hershberger (recording courtesy the incomparable PennSound) AVO: You’ve been out as gay for[…]
Barry Farber – 7 (interview concludes)
April 23, 2018
The Allen Ginsberg-Barry Farber radio transcription that we’ve been serializing continues and concludes today BF: I want (you) to read from the Table of Contents, like the virtuous… AG: (It’s) a bit long, like eight minutes or so. Something.. And I had been used, generally, on television, to be told[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 362
April 20, 2018
4/20 Cannabis Culture. Time to revisit Allen’s extraordinarily clear-headed (sic) and prescient 1966 Atlantic Monthly essay, “The Great Marijuana Hoax – First Manifesto to End The Bringdown” . And here’s some fun[…]
Barry Farber Interview – 4
April 15, 2018
We continue with the transcription of Allen’s appearance on Barry Farber’s 1976 radio broadcast. In this episode, a punk Jonathan Robbins appears to the consternation of Barry Farber, and Allen discusses, among other things, ecology (eco-consciousness) and the apparent difficulty (alleged impossibility) of translation.  BF:  (The Beat Generation) ….was every[…]
The Barry Farber Interview – 1
April 7, 2018
  Drawing this weekend from the remarkable Stanford archives. We begin with a tape from 1976, Allen and company in conversation with conservative talk-show host Barry Farber, a two-hour radio appearance (We’ll be featuring it in segments – In the first, today,[…]
Ginsberg in 1967 Rare Footage (Antonello Branca Footage)
March 17, 2018
 Recently up-loaded to You Tube by the Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico (AAMOD) in Rome, vintage footage of Allen by the legendary documentary filmmaker Antonello Branca (see his 1967 film featuring Allen, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and others, What’s Happening?, fearured in an earlier posting – here)[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 351
February 2, 2018
Next week, Neal Cassady‘s birthday.,   On Friday and Saturday, next week, they’ll be the big celebration in Denver (with special guests, Jami Cassady and David Amram – for more information on those celebrations – see here). Monday,, it’s another Beat birthday – William Burroughs. There’s a celebration of that tonight – Three[…]
Allen Ginsberg in 1982 on The Vern and Evelyn Show
December 2, 2017
The last of our spotlighted videos from the Stanford Allen Ginsberg Archives is a strange one – Allen on a cable tv improvised-comedy show –  Leon Varjian’s “The Vern & Evelyn Show”  (broadcast out of Madison, Wisconsin (WISC Cable 4) back in 1982).  Allen appears in three segments, in addition to a[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 339
October 27, 2017
Never did get around to mentioning Kiyohide Hori’s photo-show of Allen and of the Howl manuscript that took place (sadly now it’s down) in Japan this past summer More Japanese news… “the Allen Ginsberg-inspired capsule”? – Some fervid debate in the “Comments” section here – “This[…]