Brian Graham Interview – part 2
August 7, 2018
Brian Graham on Allen Ginsberg’s photography – continues JS: I’m interested in Allen and his photographic “eye” – did he know what he was looking for when he was looking at a contact sheet and what he’d want printed?[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 364
May 4, 2018
Continuing today in New York, the inaugural St Mark’s Poetry Project Allen Ginsberg Symposium – For more on that (proposed annual event) – see here On public television this week, (presented by WGBH Boston and distributed by American Public Television) the beginning of a new[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 356
March 9, 2018
Beyond Beat, the five-day Los Angeles Beat  convention continues. Among the highlights tonight, a group reading of “Howl” (also a performance of Gregory Corso’s “Bomb”, and a poetry reading by Neeli Cherkovski and Paul Vangelisti). Tomorrow (Saturday) will include a “Punk and Beat” panel  (with V. Vale, Jerry Casale, and S.A.Griffin), a[…]
Jim Carroll Workshop Q & A – 9 ( Lou Reed) – (Conclusion)
September 5, 2016
Jim Carroll (1949-2009)   We’ve been running these past week’s transcription of Jim Carroll’s 1986 Naropa workshop  (see most recently here and here) . We continue today and conclude with the second part of the Q & A   Student: Another question here Jim Carroll:  Yeah, Oh, great Student: Do you still worry about[…]
Jim Carroll Workshop – 2
August 14, 2016
continuing from yesterday – Jim Carroll’s workshop  JC: Well, I’m going to play a song that was a great..  one of my favorites… ..Actually, I’m going to play this early Velvet Underground song and then I’m going to play a Phil Ochs song. For some reason, Phil Ochs and The Velvet Underground[…]
New Years Eve (Looking Back on 2013 & Forward to 2014)
December 31, 2013
Last posting of 2013, we thought we’d list a few of our “greatest hits” from the past year – January – Nanao Sakaki and Allen Ginsberg singing “Birdbrain” in Osaka, Japan, February – William Burroughs’ 99th (next year will be[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 151
November 8, 2013
Allen Ginsberg – Bloodsong – (edited by James Grauerolz) – Italian paperback, published by il Saggiatore, 2013] Continuing from last week, (we can’t seem to leave it alone!) Kill Your Darlings (see earlier digests here and here) continues to garner reviews (mostly positive ones) – Michael O’Sullivan in The Washington Post takes[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 150
November 1, 2013
Kill Your Darlings – We mentioned last week the dissenting position, eloquently voiced by Bob Rosenthal in his post from last February – here. – “The film takes its..title too seriously”, he wrote then. “The large fabrications in the film are[…]
Lou Reed (1942-2013)
October 27, 2013
  The news just reaches us that Lou Reed (only recently featured on these pages), has died, aged 71, from, what the AP wire service is reporting as, “a liver-related ailment” (Reed underwent a liver transplant in May at the Cleveland Clinic . “I am a triumph of modern[…]
Lou Reed
October 21, 2013
[Lou Reed – photographed by Allen Ginsberg – Allen Ginsberg caption: “Lou Reed Poet-musician Green Room makeup table Public Theater, New York, September 1984, invited by impresario Rose Lesniak above to be Master of Ceremonies, Premier of Poetry-Music Video clips by Anne Waldman (Oh! Oh! Plutonium) and myself (Father Death Blues)” –[…]