Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 348
January 12, 2018
Reposting and restating last week’s big news – “Howl’,  a newly-assembled red vinyl  box-set will be available soon – next month – from Craft Recordings.  February 23 is slated as the release-date. Hold your breath! A couple of weeks back,  Chris Agg uploaded a scattering of short Beat-related video-clips onto You Tube.[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 334
September 22, 2017
Patti Smith‘s new book Devotion has just come out (from Yale University Press) to mixed reviews. Here‘s Michael Lindgren’s review in The Washington Post .Here‘s Megan Volpert at Pop Matters. The book is an expanded version (though not so expanded) of her 2016 Winham-Campbell Lecture[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 312
April 21, 2017
Great news! – Omnivore Recordings, and Pat Thomas, (who gave us last year the extraordinary The Last Word on First Blues), are issuing, as a two-CD package, Allen Ginsberg’s The Complete Songs Of Innocence And Experience,  is both a reissue of Allen’s original Blake release from 1969 on MGM, with the unreleased[…]
Studs Terkel Interviews Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass on WFMT, Chicago 1990 – part 2
September 25, 2016
Philip Glass – Photograph by Allen Ginsberg – Kiev Restaurant, NYC, 1993 – Photo  c. Allen Ginsberg Estate continuing from yesterday ST: Resuming with Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass, poet (and) composer working together. We heard just a piece of the very haunting “Satyagraha – the Evening Song“, earlier, that opened the[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 244
November 13, 2015
All this talk about Allen Ginsberg‘s ubiquity. “Did you know”, I said, “Did you know that there are Columbia students, Columbia undergraduate students, who don’t know who Allen Ginsberg is!”  (Betsy Ladyzhets, writing in Bwog, Columbia[…]
The Heart of The Hydrogen Jukebox – ASL
October 12, 2013
 Here’s something we’ve been meaning to post for some time now.  The extraordinary development of Allen and ASL – American sign-language.  From Miriam Nathan and Don Feigel’s remarkable documentary, “The Heart of The Hydrogen Jukebox“.  The date is 1984. The location, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf  (NTID) in Rochester,[…]
Happy Birthday Philip Glass
January 31, 2013
Not the 75th (with all the big hoopla – see here!)  but the 76th (just as worthy!) – Happy Birthday,[…]
A Thursday Round Up
June 2, 2011
A Thursday Round-Up instead of a Friday Round-Up today, in preparation for tomorrow, June 3 -“the big day” – what would have been Allen’s 85th birthday! Howl Festival[…]