Friday, July 31, 2009

great article on ANDRE THE GIANT ,though it doesn't mention Samuel Beckett driving him to school.....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

beat the heat with a bunch of racy pre-code musicals on TCM tonight, including

Hips Hips Hooray (1934)
Gold Diggers of 1933
Footlight Parade (1933) (with James Cagney!
Fashions Of 1934 (with Bette Davis!)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

from The Vehicule Poets
For the Vehicule reading, Gerry pasted pages of poetry across the wall of the space. As the poems were pasted at eye height, he walked along the wall, reading. His poems were... recordings of his thoughts, inner conversations, reflections, self-centered but always in the moment, always coming back to the poem he's thinking, writing. Many of his poems are only a few words, a phrase, out of context, comic aphorisms, a "translation" of Basho's haiku, or the "independently coined" phrase PRONDL, from the "automatic gearshift on your car". His reading is sometimes conversational, sometimes forced out one syllable at-a-time. He was suave, with silk scarf, moustache and sideburns. 1978 and very much alive. Gerry Gilbert...

(polaroid by Lary Bremner)