The Eve of Fluxus: A Fluxmemoir
by Billie Maciunas

Arbiter Press, Orlando, Florida ISBN 978-0-615-35216-9Fluxus is a name taken from a Latin word meaning "to flow"— often described as "intermedia," a term coined by Fluxus artist Dick Higgins in 1966. Fluxus as an artistic group was named and organized by George Maciunas, a Lithuanian-born American artist and founding member of Fluxus, an international community of … [Read more...]

Bob Dylan and the Beatles, by Al Aronowitz

Al Aronowitz is often referred to as "the godfather of rock journalism." But his roots are in the tradition of the writers who trailed behind the Old West's outlaws and revolutionaries, embellishing the truth to delight an eager readership.However, Al was always more a participant than a mere observer, positioned early at the crossroads of one of modern America's defining … [Read more...]

Review – Moondog: The Viking of 6th Avenue, by Robert Scotto

Process Media ISBN # 978-0-9760822-8-6Born in Marysville, Kansas in 1916, the son of an Episcopal minister, Louis Hardin Jr. lived a relatively simple life in America's heartland until the age of 16 when he was permanently blinded when he mistakenly toyed with a blasting cap. A life-altering event for anyone, but from out of this tragedy Louis would find the resolve to … [Read more...]

Who the Hell is Stew Albert? A Memoir

Red Hen Press Cover photo by Robert AltmanAuthor Larry "Ratso" Sloman was appearing on 'The Howard Stern Show' plugging his book "Steal This Dream," a biography of activist Abbie Hoffman. During the course of the interview, Sloman declared, "Well Stew Albert likes my book," to which Stern replied, "Who the hell is Stew Albert?" Answering this question in full would take … [Read more...]

Jamming with Relix: The Book

I first experienced what would eventually be called "Jam Band" music when I attended one of Ken Kesey's Acid Tests in 1965. In order to get into the place you had to first walk literally through the Acid Test band then playing a warped rendition of Wilson Pickett's "Midnight Hour." The first person I locked eyes with was Jerry Garcia, lead guitarist of the then nascent … [Read more...]

The Beat Hotel by Barry Miles

With the July 2000 Grove Press release of The Beat Hotel, author (Barry) Miles revisits 9 rue Git-le-Coeur, an historic set of decaying digs amid a rat infested slum on the Left Bank of Paris, "a decrepit rooming house with hole-in-the-floor toilets shared by all..." circa 1957-1963. A spectral time in diminutive spaces where life's more literate mysteries were eloquently … [Read more...]

(Revisiting) Mondo Hollywood

At midnight on June 10, 2006, in a special event for the Moondance Film Festival, The Chaplin Theater (5300 Melrose Ave) in Los Angeles will be presenting the digitally-enhanced Director's cut of Mondo Hollywood. Written, produced, directed and edited by Robert Carl Cohen -- renowned for his pioneering documentary films INSIDE RED CHINA, INSIDE EAST GERMANY, THREE CUBANS, and … [Read more...]

Poems & Art by Hammond Guthrie

TIDE AND TIME AGAIN... ...the length and width of the attention spanis being tested, strained, and manipulatedfrom the highest denominations of power, preemptively initiating an undeniable falloutfrom Homeland Weapons of Mass Distractionself imploding under the seals of their office, as hidden Weapons of Mass Destruction remain intactquod erat demonstrandum in time's ever … [Read more...]