Ginsberg Recordings – Wichita Vortex Sutra

Great news! hot news! – the new Ginsberg Recordings release! – Wichita Vortex Sutra! – This is a fully digitalized re-issued masterpiece (recognized at the time as, “one of Ginsberg’s finest moments as a poet and certainly his finest and most compelling recording”). The poem itself dates from 1966 (an epic chronicle of the Imagination and of American consciousness at the height of the Vietnam War). This particular production of the work was recorded, significantly, later, at theSt Marks Poetry Project in New York, with a stellar group of musical collaborators including Philip Glass, Elliott Sharp, … Read More

Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 108

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 downtown New York Spaces, the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, to breathe new life into “First Blues”, Ginsberg Recordings new special edition/limited vinyl reissue.

A tad overly tongue-in-cheek, but ultimately “won over” – (“sharp insight and analysis of one … Read More