Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 348

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. See here (a few selected examples). We start off with Lawrence Ferlinghetti reading his prose-poem “Look Homeward, Jack – Two Correspondences”  from the book Wild Dreams of A New Beginning. (Ferlinghetti can also be seen here, reading “Constantly Rising Absurdity”, from A Coney Island of the Read More

Carl Solomon and Jack Micheline

Carl Solomon and Jack Micheline this weekend on the Allen Ginsberg blog.   The occasion is the 1982 Jack Kerouac Conference at Naropa These two Beat luminaries were among many notable figures gathered in attendance. Their reading is available (with introduction by Al Aronowitz and supplementary introductions by Allen) –  here 

Al Aronowitz, pioneer of rock journalism

[Al Aronowitz (1928-2005]

Allen Ginsberg:  (approximately eighteen minutes in) – “We have the distinguished introducer, Al Aronowitz here, who introduced me to Bob Dylan and introduced Bob Dylan to The Beatles and also introduced The Beatles to grass (this is Al Aronowitz) – as well as introducing the American public … Read More