Review – Son of Kerouac, Woodstock and God: A Memoir by James Crockett

Son of Kerouac, Woodstock and God

Son of Kerouac, Woodstock and God / James Crockett / 978-148125581 / 261 pages As a young man about to embark upon a summer-long hitchhiking trip through the western United States in the mid-1970s, James Crockett was given a second-hand copy of Jack Kerouac’s autobiographical novel, On the Road – and later, Kerouac books which […]

Review – Living with the myth of Janis Joplin: The history of Big Brother & the Holding Co.

Big Brother and the Holding Company

Living with the myth of Janis JoplinThe history of Big Brother & the Holding Co. 1965-2005 by Michael Spörke (English Translation by Sam Andrew) “The fame of Big Brother is like a golden albatross, it hangs around your neck like a curse. But the curse is made of gold.” — Dave Getz (BBHC drummer) Friends […]

Carl Wiliams of Maggs Bros. Ltd. on the Beats, counterculture books & more!

Maggs counterculture books

This just in from Carl Williams of Maggs Bros. Ltd, the outstanding London bookseller: Here’s a catalogue and informal show that we have just put together from Scratch, all items are for sale and to be taken away. We will replace any gaps with other like minded images and/or words. Click-click: http://www.maggs.com/media/109771/scratch%20cat%20pdf.pdf See below for […]

Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut (Misadventures in the Counter-Culture) by Paul Krassner

Paul Krassner

New World Digital Publishing (2010) # ISBN-13: 978-0982531433 Having racked my brains in search of the perfect opening, I’ll just wing it by saying that “reading Paul Krasner’s Expanded Edition of his 1993 ‘Confessions of a Raving Unconfined Nut’ (Misadventures in the Counter-Culture) will cure cancer!” Paul was a child violin prodigy and the youngest […]

Who the Hell is Stew Albert? A Memoir

Who the Hell is Stew Albert

Red Hen Press Cover photo by Robert Altman Author 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?” […]

About Photographer Larry Keenan

Larry Keenan

In 1965, California College of Arts and Crafts student Larry Keenan was asked by his teacher, poet and playwright Michael McClure, if he would like to photograph a group of his friends. Asking McClure whom his friends were Keenan was amazed when he listed names that included Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Bruce Conner, Neal Cassady […]