Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 317
May 26, 2017
Today is the anniversary of Trungpa’s Rinpoche’s Buddhist cremation ceremony. Thirty years ago today, ‘”more than two thousand students and friends” gathered, “in a meadow ringed with pine and maple[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 290
October 21, 2016
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s birthday today – from Richard Holmes’ definitive biography: ” (William) Wordsworth called him “the most wonderful man” he had ever known; but many subsequent biographers have been skeptical. It would seem possible to write an entire book on Coleridge’s opium addiction, his plagiarisms, his fecklessness[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 196
November 7, 2014
Mash-Ups – As we noted in an earlier post, “The ubiquitous Tom Waits-Allen Ginsberg mash-up, “Closing Time”/“America” has got to be one of the most-accessed Allen Ginsberg items on the web” (plenty of listeners still thinking, erroneously, that they must’ve[…]
What Keeps Mankind Alive?
April 27, 2014
What Keeps Mankind Alive? The text – Ralph Manheim and John Willett‘s translation, from Bertolt Brecht‘s original German, of the second finale of Brecht-Weill’s classic “Threepenny Opera” (Die Dreigroschenoper) (1928): “You gentlemen who think you have a mission/To purge us of the seven deadly sins/Should[…]
Arabic America
July 25, 2013
We featured this past July 4, Allen’s still-surprisingly-relevant 1956 poem, “America”. Here’s Moroccan poet & scholar, El Habib Louai‘s, Arabic translation. He is currently working to translate Allen’s complete collected poems into Arabic. America أمــــــــــــــــــريـــــــــكـــــــــــــا . أمريكا لقد منحتك كل شيء وها أنا الآن لا شيء أمريكا، دولارين وسبعة وعشرين سنتيمات، سبعة[…]
A Mix Tape/Allen Ginsberg Dancing
April 6, 2013
A “mix tape“?  A little weekend-indulgence. – Since we’re wondering if all these items were caught the first time they were posted, we’re running them (well, alerting you to them) again.   how about.. America/Closing Time – Allen Ginsberg/Tom WaitsSpell/Footnote to Howl – Patti SmithHadda Be[…]
Tom Waits – Closing Time/America
December 24, 2011
The ubiquitous Tom Waits-Allen Ginsberg mash-up “Closing Time/America” has got to be one of the most accessed Allen Ginsberg items on the web – 86,000 (and counting ) hits on this particular up-load (since it was first uploaded in April of 2006), and that’s not counting the hits for other, more recent,[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up 49
November 11, 2011
Welcome recent Allen Ginsberg Project readers, and greetings and thank yous to our more long-time followers, as this site continues to build. The biggest “spike” in our history took place this week, on Tuesday, following our Sonic Youth posting (even bigger, yes, than that following our Johnny Depp, or Bob Dylan, or[…]
Ferlinghetti’s “Fortune” set to music by Tom Waits
October 5, 2010
Ya only really get to see the top of Waits’ head here, but the sound quality is definitely decent enough to warrant a post. Check it out on Americansongwriter.com Waits was performing as were Patti Smith, Marcus Shelby, Steve Earle, Michael McClure, and others, in honor of Ferlinghetti at San Francisco’s 11th[…]