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[…]
David Amram Remembers Jack Kerouac
November 12, 2017
Continuing our celebration of his 87th birthday David Amram Remembers Jack Kerouac This initial piece was originally written in 1969 for Evergreen Review, and[…]
David Amram’s Birthday
November 11, 2017
David Amram celebrates his 87th birthday today Recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from Kansas City’s Folk Alliance International. Written and narrated by Scott Alarik, here‘s the video made specially for that occasion and here‘s Nick Foster of Boulder, Colorado’s eTown interviewing[…]
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[…]
Allen Ginsberg’s Top Ten Films – part 2
June 14, 2015
  Continuing from yesterday’s listing of “Allen Ginsberg’s Top Ten films”. We begin today with the very earliest that he cites, Sergei Eisenstein‘s 1925  Броненосец«Потемкин» Bronenosets Potyomkin (Battleship Potemkin)  The Franco-centric nature of Allen’s choices we’ve remarked upon already –  two Jean Cocteaus and two Marcel Carnés. This is the second one[…]
Sebastian Piras – Taylor Mead and Allen Ginsberg, 1997 – (ASV #29)
January 21, 2012
Sebastian Piras’ 1997 footage of Taylor Mead and Allen Ginsberg provides a rare (unique?) glimpse into Allen’s new (13th Street) loft, the one that he spent (sadly and tragically) so little time in, the place where, it turned out, he went to die (see Jonas Mekas’ harrowing last days of Allen Ginsberg […]
Pull My Daisy (ASV1)
May 2, 2011
Today we begin a series of postngs – Annotated Streaming Video,  starting off at the top of our recommended video links list with the classic Robert Frank/Al Leslie 1959 production, Pull My Daisy. “Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit[…]