Monthly Archives: November 2019

Murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner

“The murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner, also known as the Freedom Summer murders, the Mississippi civil rights workers’ murders or the Mississippi Burning murders, involved three activists who were abducted and murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi in June 1964 … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights Mov., CORE, Free Speech Mov., Freedom Summer, MLKJr., SCLC, SNCC | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reading at Berkeley

“On July 23rd 1965 the poet Charles Olson took the stage at the University of California-Berkeley Poetry Conference, ostensibly to read a few poems. There was always an apprehension among Charles’ friends whenever he attempted public speaking during his last … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Poetry | Tagged , | Leave a comment

How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step by Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot

“Picture a world in which eveything’s animated and conversant: buildings, trees, leaves, hypodermic needles, and whatever else you can imagine. Picture a world in which people give birth to cars (and sensitive, childish cars at that). Picture a world where … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged | Leave a comment

Tape loop

Tape Echo on 2 Machines, from: David Keane: Tape Music Composition “In music, tape loops are loops of magnetic tape used to create repetitive, rhythmic musical patterns or dense layers of sound when played on a tape recorder. Originating in … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged | Leave a comment

NYC: Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge construction 1960’s. Named for Giovanni da Verrazzano, the first documented European explorer to enter the New York Harbor and Hudson River in 1524. “The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge (/vərəˈzɑːnoʊ/ vər-ə-ZAH-noh), also referred to as the Verrazzano Bridge and formerly the … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged | Leave a comment

Here It Is! Alice B. Toklas’s Recipe for Hash Brownies

“Yesterday, I published a list of unusual literary cookbooks—and in doing so was reminded of perhaps the most notorious recipe ever included in such a volume: ‘Haschich Fudge,’ printed in The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book in 1954. Since this … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Burroughs, Hippie, Marijuana, Movie | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Private’s Perspective: Oliver Stone & Vietnam

Stone as a G.I. in Vietnam in 1968. “In 1976—eight years after returning home from his tour in the Vietnam War, five years after graduating from film school at New York University, and two years before Michael Cimino’s The Deer … Continue reading

Posted in Bill Moyers, Lyn. Johnson, Movie, Nixon, Vietnam War | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Amiri Baraka – The Revolutionary Theater (1969)

“The writer and activist LeRoi Jones (who would later be known as Amiri Baraka) speaks here on February 17, 1965, four days before the assassination of Malcolm X, an event that catapulted him from a charismatic Greenwich Village maverick into … Continue reading

Posted in Black Power, Books | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Loss of El Dorado – V. S. Naipaul (1969)

“The Loss of El Dorado, by the Nobel Prize winner V. S. Naipaul, is a history book about Venezuela and Trinidad. It was published in 1969. The title refers to the El Dorado legend. Back in London in October 1966, … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

“The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut album by American rock band the Velvet Underground, released in March 1967 by Verve Records. It was recorded in 1966 while the band were featured on Andy Warhol‘s Exploding Plastic Inevitable tour, … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged | Leave a comment