Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The Ancient Heavenly Connection...

My previous post mentioned Shirley Clarke’s film The Connection, which culminates with Warren Finnerty’s junkie “looking for an angry fix”, to quote Allen Ginsberg. And with that in mind I listened to a recording of Ginsberg reading from Howl, recorded I believe at Reed College, Portland in 1956 to an audience clearly jazzed by the references to sex and drugs and Ginsberg’s herculean performance. The 26min recording is available here: here Speaking of connections, I made a cursory mention of Roger Corman and The Trip in the last post and as I was preparing this, it jogged a memory of seeing a copy of City Lights’ Howl and Other Poems strategically placed in Bruce Dern’s pad !

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