Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 319
June 9, 2017
“Hates dull teachers and Republicans,” , “May all of your 50 children be Democrats” – Yesterday an inscribed copy of Allen’s 1943 Paterson High School yearbook went up for auction (see here for a detailed earlier report) The estimated value was $3,000-$5,000.  It apparently didn’t  meet that reserve price – too high?[…]
Mexico City Blues Readings
June 20, 2015
In 1996, Shambhala Publications (for their Shambhala Lion Editions) produced a two-cassette audiobook (that ran for just under three hours) – Allen reading the entire Mexico City Blues. We’ve featured Allen reading from Mexico City Blues before (see this 1975 Naropa class –  and, as we mentioned there, by way of contrast,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 171
April 4, 2014
  Iggy Pop interviews Johnny Depp in the current Interview magazine (Vanity Fair’s Julie Miller also picked up on this, on their blog, summarizing it, a little moralistically, with a shock-horror headline (more demonizing?) –  “Johnny Depp[…]
Chuck Workman – The Source
July 21, 2012
Chuck Workman’s, kaleidoscopic, lovingly-made, 1999 documentary, “The Source – The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation”, (the title comes from a throw-away remark by William Burroughs, at the very end of the film) somehow slipped our focus and our annotation, so here, belatedly, it is, (chopped into 7 parts for[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round Up – 48
November 4, 2011
This week’s Friday Round-Up begins once again in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. Here’s Eric Drooker‘s on-site slide presentation (and a spirited recital of the Moloch section of Howl). Andy Laties is on saxophone, Eric Blitz is on percussion (“playing a piece of foam-core because the cops shut down his drums”). Filming[…]
Johnny Depp & Allen
July 13, 2011
Johnny Depp’s interview with Allen appeared first in June 1994’s Interview magazine. His 1999 essay, “Kerouac, Ginsberg, the Beats and Other[…]
Henry Ferrini – Kerouac and Olson
April 30, 2011
Henry Ferrini‘s impressionistic evocative Lowell Blues (2000) is a honeyed melancholic visual poem (somewhat imposed upon in this version by Journeyman Pictures intrusive logo!), with home-town boy Jack Kerouac’s words always at the center, featuring Lee Konitz’s mournful alto sax, and distinctive readings of Kerouac’s distinctive prose, by such distinctive voices as[…]