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...]

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

New World Digital Publishing (2010) # ISBN-13: 978-0982531433Having 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 person ever … [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...]

Ted Joans Lives! Tribute (3)

Rik Lina:This is one of the many cadavre-exquises Ted made people to do, must be more than thousand...note the small text he wrote in it: "cadavrexquis is not dead." Laura Corsiglia, Ted and I made it 19 June in Amsterdam 2001.please click on photo to view a much larger imageHammond Guthrie: AlphaRhythmicAfterBeatsAt best, or at the very least, Be - … [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...]