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,[…]
Friday Weekly Round-Up – 118
March 22, 2013
An early draft of a segment of Allen’s classic written-under-the-influence-of-LSD poem, Wales Visitation, goes up for auction next month in London at Bonhams auction house, part of the Roy Davids Collection, alongside countless other “poetical manuscripts and portraits of poets” (there’s also, for sale, a rare shot of the poet taken with[…]
The Chantings of Allen Ginsberg
April 3, 2012
We’ve had several posts over the years about Allen and chanting, and most famously (most infamously?) his chanting of the Hare Krishna chant – “Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare“. For a fuller, and more detailed, account of his involvement with this[…]
Friday ‘s Weekly Round-Up – 39
September 2, 2011
We’ve directed you before to the Schule Fur Dichtung (Vienna Poetry School) and its instigator, Ide Hintze. Here is “poe:tik revolu:son”, an hommage, featuring the recorded voice of Allen. Here’s a cosmic evocation of “Footnote to Howl” from Galician Spain (“dous fragmentos de “Musica para un Ouveo””). Poet-translator Xoan Abeleira joins composer[…]
More Mantras (ASV 11)
July 16, 2011
Mantras, more mantras. We’d draw your attention to a previous weekend posting (not to mention, a deep “AH” mantra ). One of the treasures unearthed in the recent Yippie-FBI file-dump – sacred typed ephemera – was this: “Youth International Party ! ! ! !” (it reads), “presents Allen Ginsberg Mantra Singing, Prayer[…]
Jonas Mekas – Hare Krishna (ASV 7)
June 21, 2011
Jonas Mekas‘ 1966 four-minute short documentary film featuring a kaleidoscope of images, anchored, to some degree, by Allen and Peter chanting Hare Krishna, is the next (seventh) in our series of Annotated Streaming Videos. Here’s Mekas’ note from the catalog of the Film-Makers’ Cooperative:  “A “documentary” – one Sunday afternoon in New[…]