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[…]
Barry Farber – 7 (interview concludes)
April 23, 2018
The Allen Ginsberg-Barry Farber radio transcription that we’ve been serializing continues and concludes today BF: I want (you) to read from the Table of Contents, like the virtuous… AG: (It’s) a bit long, like eight minutes or so. Something.. And I had been used, generally, on television, to be told[…]
The Barry Farber Interview – 1
April 7, 2018
  Drawing this weekend from the remarkable Stanford archives. We begin with a tape from 1976, Allen and company in conversation with conservative talk-show host Barry Farber, a two-hour radio appearance (We’ll be featuring it in segments – In the first, today,[…]
Ginsberg in 1967 Rare Footage (Antonello Branca Footage)
March 17, 2018
 Recently up-loaded to You Tube by the Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico (AAMOD) in Rome, vintage footage of Allen by the legendary documentary filmmaker Antonello Branca (see his 1967 film featuring Allen, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and others, What’s Happening?, fearured in an earlier posting – here)[…]
Quit Speed – Allen Ginsberg’s 1967 Plea to Peter Orlovsky
August 10, 2017
August 10 – Fifty years ago today. Allen in London, writing to his beloved, Peter (Orlovsky) in New York City, warning him, pleading with him, about amphetamines (“meth”) – “I’d rather be with you than without you. Stop meth, cool everything, come over here” Dear Peter, Irving (Rosenthal) wrote and Barbara (Rubin)[…]
Buddhism and The Beats (Ginsberg 1993 – I – Introduction)
July 15, 2017
A real treat this weekend – with gratitude to Robyn Brentano and students from the NYU Ethnographic Film Program – “Buddhism and the Beats.”. “In 1993, Allen Ginsberg spoke to a gathering of students of the Tibetan Buddhist monk, Lobsang Samten, about the impact of Buddhist thought and practice on himself, the[…]
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[…]
Allen Ginsberg & Peter Orlovsky in Warwick (England) 1979
January 7, 2017
Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky read and sang a selection of their poetry at Warwick Arts Center on November 6th, 1979. The performances were recorded (along with a further performance at the University of Warwick that night, featuring English poet, Tom Pickard). Steven Taylor was[…]
Ginsberg in 1977 at Cincinnati
November 8, 2015
 “Mugging”, we featured yesterday. Here’s the rest of Allen’s reading from 1977 at the University of Cincinnati The opening chant, (a long mantric repetition of (shri ram jai ram jai jai rama),  is followed by a rendition of William Blake’s “Spring”, (“Words by William Blake, tune by myself, dances by yourself,[…]