President Obama’s Weekly Address (July 24, 2010)

July 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm (Life & Politics)

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William S. Burroughs – Interview (Part 4)

July 24, 2010 at 11:23 am (The Beats, William S. Burroughs)

The final part of this 1990s interview with WSB, by Kathy Acker. Very fascinating stuff…

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William S. Burroughs – Interview (Part 3)

July 24, 2010 at 11:14 am (The Beats, William S. Burroughs)

Part 3 of this 1990s interview with poet, novelist and playwright Kathy Acker… Burroughs discusses the writing of many of his books, and his brief involvement with Scientology¬†and est. Very fascinating.

Note: Around the 6:30 mark the video stops. I’m not sure if I’m the only one that this has happened to…?

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William S. Burroughs – Interview (Part 2)

July 24, 2010 at 11:00 am (The Beats, William S. Burroughs)

Part 2 of this interview of WSB, not longer before his death in 1997. Burroughs always had a very distinctive voice, literally and figuratively…

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William S. Burroughs – Interview (Part 1)

July 24, 2010 at 10:48 am (The Beats, William S. Burroughs)

This is a fairly rare interview with William Burroughs by Kathy Acker, a great punk/postmodern/experimental writer, originally released on video(?) by the Institute of Contemporary Art in London although it is no longer listed in their catalog. This particular copy comes from Dutch television.

The interview was filmed at the October Gallery in London, some time before the deaths of both participants in 1997.

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William S. Burroughs – “Hassan Sabbah”

July 24, 2010 at 10:40 am (The Beats, William S. Burroughs)

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Gregg Turner and Gary Sperrazza – “All Hail the Dictators” (1977)

July 24, 2010 at 12:12 am (Music, Reviews & Articles)

A November 1977 Bomp! article about the proto-punk band The Dictators…

“Like most rock writers I’m a frustrated rock star. The appeal of groupies, booze, money, and a color TV is too much to withstand. But alas, I soon realized I was never going to realize that goal, so I settled for rock “critic,” it ain’t half that. I get laid every once in awhile by a fan, I weasled free tickets for a Doobie Bros. concert, and I got stone cold drunk at the Slade press conference yesterday. So even though I may never be a rock & roll star I swear I’ll do my darnest to become the first superstar rock critic…” — Adny Shernoff, RPM, Oct. ’72

“Oh wow, man, Like I got stoned and then split to see Star Wars. Waited in line for two hours before the flick started. But it was worth it, I mean, I was still sorta high and all those special effects, and it was such a boring afternoon, anyway….” The mindless epitaph to a bland generation of nurds, when they could be having fun!! Kicking out the jams instead of wallowing in the ozone. Lifestyles patterned after ZZ Top, Frampers and Joni Mitchell have had it!!! This is why the Dictators are more than just a dazzling display of rock’n’roll fireworks. They’re the hippie backlash and pro-life campaign that silently crept outta some Bronx back alley late one night to rescue stray wolfpacks of mellow gurls lost to the cosmic camps of “higher spiritual plane” conciousness and 2 AM incense. Dictators….deprogrammers of the first order! Read the rest of this entry »

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