Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Poetics of Space – Gaston Bachelard (1964)

“Although he held a prominent chair of philosophy at the prestigious Sorbonne University in Paris, the French thinker and writer Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962) never allowed himself to become molded by the traditional ways of academic thinking. He remained a free mind, unfettered … Continue reading

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San Francisco Tape Center

Bill Maginnis, Tony Martin, Ramon Sender, Mort Subotnick, Pauline Oliveros. “The man’s voice you are hearing is Daniel Hamm, describing the beating he took in the Harlem 28th precinct. The police were about to take the boys out to be … Continue reading

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Head shop

“A head shop is a retail outlet specializing in paraphernalia used for consumption of cannabis and tobacco and items related to cannabis culture and related countercultures. They emerged from the hippie counterculture in the late 1960s, and at that time … Continue reading

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“The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was an early packet-switching network and the first network to implement the TCP/IP protocol suite. Both technologies became the technical foundation of the Internet. The ARPANET was initially founded by the Advanced Research … Continue reading

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Red Army Faction

“The Red Army Faction also known as the Baader–Meinhof Group or Baader–Meinhof Gang, was a West German far-left militant organization founded in 1970. Key early figures included Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Horst Mahler and Ulrike Meinhof, among others. Ulrike Meinhof … Continue reading

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Dancers’ Workshop Happening, 1963

Anna Halprin, A.A. Leath, Daria Halprin, John Graham, and Patric Hickey, 1963. “The event I was in was truly a ‘happening’ because it did just that – it happened – that’s all – happened. Early in the week, the secretary … Continue reading

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The Moth Poem – Robin Blaser (1963)

“The Moth Poem is Robin Blaser’s first book publication, which was preceded by a broadside printed by Auerhahn Press in 1963. I love this chapbook format which is perfect for the serial poem. Spicer’s work of the period published by … Continue reading

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Dag Hammarskjöld: 1961 Ndola United Nations DC-6 crash

“The Ndola United Nations DC-6 crash occurred on 18 September 1961 in Northern Rhodesia. The crash resulted in the deaths of all people onboard including Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, and 15 others. Hammarskjöld had been … Continue reading

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Son House: The Lost King Of The Delta Blues

“Intense is the one word that describes Son House (21 March 1902 – 19 October 1988)and his version of the blues. He was a major influence on Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson, like both of them, when Son sang the … Continue reading

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Witnessed: The Assassination of Malcolm X (CNN), Who Killed Malcolm X (60mins)

“Almost 50 years ago, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, more popularly known as Malcolm X, who had risen to prominence as one of the most outspoken and public faces of the Nation of Islam, was gunned down inside the Audubon Ballroom in New … Continue reading

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