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A Meditation On Michael McClure’s Mule Kick Blues

MULE KICK BLUES – AND LAST POEMS. Michael McClure. City Lights Books. Edited by Garrett Caples. I. Poet Michael McClure was obsessed with the way words hang on the page … Continue reading

June 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

What’s The Catch? A Discussion of Joe Abercrombie’s Fiction

I’ve been working my way through the collected works of Joe Abercrombie over the past few months, starting with the two books that begin his ongoing second trilogy, The Age … Continue reading

May 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Bob Dylan 1970 Extends the Idea of the Bootleg Series

BOB DYLAN LIVE 1970. 50th Anniversary Collection. Bob Dylan (featuring George Harrison). Columbia Legacy. Produced for release by Jeff Rosen and Steve Berkowitz. Sessions originally produced for Columbia by Bob … Continue reading

March 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

Allen Ginsberg’s Picture of A Broken Country

THE FALL OF AMERICA JOURNALS – 1965-1971. Allen Ginsberg. Edited by Michael Schumacher. University of Minnesota Press. “The Fall of America continues Planet News chronicle tape-recorded scribed by hand or … Continue reading

January 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

John Aiello’s A Higher Calling To Be Released August 15th

“You’re right when you say early San Mateo County was the wild-west with an anything goes attitude. It stayed that way until some of those frist [modern-era] DAs set out … Continue reading

August 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

Bob Dylan’s Looking Glass

ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS. Bob Dylan. Columbia Records. Mixed, Mastered & Engineered by Greg Calbi, Joseph Lorge & Chris Shaw. “Being a musician means  – depending on how far you … Continue reading

June 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Bob Kaufman’s Collected Works Spotlights the Raw Beauty of the Beats

THE COLLECTED POEMS OF BOB KAUFMAN. Bob Kaufman. City Lights Books. San Francisco poet Bob Kaufman, who died in 1986 at the age of 61, was a one-of-a-kind writer whose … Continue reading

December 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Travelin’ Thru Invites Us All To A Magical Rock-Country Wedding

TRAVELIN’ THRU. THE BOOTLEG SERIES – VOLUME 15 – 1967-1969. Bob Dylan. Produced by Jeff Rosen and Steve Berkowitz. Liner notes by Colin Escott and Rosanne Cash. Sony Legacy. “I … Continue reading

November 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bob Dylan At the Isle of Wight, Rabbit’s Blues & Clarence Clemons On DVD

BOB DYLAN AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 1969. Bill Bradshaw. Foreword by Julie Felix. Medina Publishing. “The Second Isle Of Wight Festival of Music, 31 August 1969…and I was … Continue reading

October 1, 2019 · Leave a comment
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