Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 383
September 14, 2018
“…rubber booted in soft grass, mind moveless, /breath trembles in white daisies by the roadside, Heaven breath and my own symmetric/ Airs wavering thru antlered green fern drawn in my navel,/ same breath as breathes thru Capel-Y-Ffin..”  (from “Wales Visitation”) Eco-watch[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 373
July 6, 2018
Jeff Tamarkin reviews the Craft Recordings Howl box-set for Relix – here (For his review of The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience – see here) Eddie Woods, Amsterdam legend, remembers Allen in an extended[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 367
May 25, 2018
A nice little hat-tipping to Allen from Danny Goldberg, in an interview with Rob Couteau. in Rain Taxi, regarding his new book,  In Search of the Lost Chord – 1967 and the Hippie Idea “My favorite poem by Allen is “Wichita Vortex[…]
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[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 341
November 10, 2017
Several more images from the upcoming show of Jack Kerouac’s art at the Maga Museum in Gallarante, Italy, have been made available – here – on the Ansa web-site. Jack Kerouac. Beat Painting’,  curated by Sandrina Bandera, Alessandro Castiglioni and Emma Zanella, is set to open December 3rd, and also includes photographs[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 331
September 1, 2017
More Ginsberg memories (see last week) – Judy Goldhaft, director of The Planet Drum Foundation, recollects an unusual seder: “For the first time since the crucifixion, there was a total lunar eclipse on the night of the seder in 1968. That apparently happened also on[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 322
June 30, 2017
The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience, as tuned by Allen Ginsberg on Omnivore Recordings  (first time on CD & digital, including rare and previously unreleased material).  As anticipated, the raves are coming in. Here’s Thom Jurek on the allmusic web-site, singing the praises of what he refers to as a “treasure”[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 321
June 23, 2017
Today is the official release day for The Complete Songs Of Innocence And Experience, Allen’s Blake settings, re-released on CD and Digital by Omnivore Recordings, for the first time, (plus a second disc of rarities and previously unissued songs). For earlier announcements on the Allen Ginsberg Project  – see here and here.  […]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 316
May 19, 2017
Excited to have received early advance copies  of  Pat Thomas‘ remarkable follow-up to the The Last Word on First Blues  CD-set, (release-date isn’t until June 23) – the  two-CD re-packaging of the Blake[…]
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[…]