Todd Clouser launches Music Mission. Here’s how you can help.

Todd Clouser Patreon project

Musician Todd Clouser has launched a new project, Music Mission. He writes,

I have been working with communities in need throughout the Americas – a youth orchestra in Oaxaca, a small indigenous Shipibo town in Peru, EL Faro in inner City Mexico, a community center offering world class music workshops in Chiapas – in teaching, making new music together, and having an impact on the community. ...{read more}

(Book Review) Henry Miller: Ahead of the Game by Kenton Crowther

Henry Miller: Ahead of the Game by Kenton Crowther

Henry Miller: Ahead of the Game by Kenton Crowther

Kenton Crowther’s 3100-word essay, Henry Miller: Ahead of the Game has just become available in digital form. ...{read more}

Michael McClure at the Walker Art Center, May 1, 2014

Michael McClureMICHAEL McCLURE: FREE VERSE

IF YOU’RE IN MINNEAPOLIS ON MAY DAY, JOIN US AT THE WALKER ART CENTER!

photo by Garrett Caples

May 1, 2014, 7pm

Walker Art Center Walker Cinema

Free tickets available at the Bazinet Garden Lobby desk from 6 pm

Join us for a May Day extravaganza as poet Michael McClure unleashes a mighty roar! ...{read more}

beyond the ghosts: poems by t. kilgore splake

Beyond the Ghosts: Poetry by t. kilgore splake

beyond the ghosts: poems by t. kilgore splake / Presa Press / PO Box 792, Rockford MI 49341 / 35 pages / $6.00

Beyond the Ghosts: Poetry by t. ...{read more}

Merry Christmas! Here’s the Jerry Garcia Band performing Jingle Bells

Merry Christma

Merry Christmas! Here’s the Jerry Garcia Band performing “Jingle Bells” at San Francisco’s Winterland on December 20, 1975. Never heard it quite like this before! ...{read more}

Bob Dylan reads “The Night Before Christmas”

Happy Christmas from Santa and Empty Mirror!

Happy Christmas from Santa and Empty Mirror!

Bob Dylan reads “The Night Before Christmas” for us. Happy Christmas Eve, everyone.

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Bob Dylan – It Must Be Santa

Bob Dylan - It Must be Santa

Bob Dylan – It Must be Santa

Today’s Christmas tune is “It Must Be Santa” by Bob Dylan. It’s from his Christmas album, Christmas in the Heart (which is a while lot of fun). ...{read more}

The Beatles – Christmas Time (Is Here Again)

Beatles 1967 Christmas

Christmas Time (Is Here Again) was written and recorded by The Beatles for their 1967 fan club Christmas record. Ringo also recorded it for his Christmas album, I Wanna Be Santa Claus. ...{read more}

Michael McClure’s GHOST TANTRAS published by City Lights in new edition

Ghost Tantras by Michael McClure

Originally self-published in 1964 and long out of print, Ghost Tantras is one of McClure’s signature works, a book mostly written in “beast language.” A mix of lyrical, guttural and laryngeal sound, lion roars, and a touch of detonated dada, this is one of his best-known but least available books, a deep well from which decades of poetry have drawn. ...{read more}

Ringo Starr – Come on Christmas, Christmas Come On!

Ringo Starr Christmas Album

Ringo gets the holidays rockin’ with “Come on Christmas,” a song from his very fun Christmas album, I Wanna Be Santa Claus which includes both original and traditional songs. ...{read more}