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What’s Welsh for Zen

Q and A with Victor Bockris   In a previous post, I reviewed John Cale’s autobiography and I would like to point out that even though ”What’s Welsh for Zen” is (duly and rightfully) qualified as an autobiography, co-writer Victor Bockris played a huge role in helping lay out Cale’s life in this very powerful, attractive and […]

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John Cale’s Autobiography

”What’s Welsh for Zen?” John Cale’s autobiography, co-written with Victor Bockris, is a book that you will most definitely want to own for the form as well as its content. What’s Welsh for Zen? is the best illustrated books about John Cale and it so happens to be his only autobiography. By the way, it was […]

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The Adding Machine

On Burroughs, The Adding Machine Jan Herman: I see that Grove Press has just put out a spanking new edition of The Adding Machine by William S. Burroughs. I also see it has what Grove calls on the front cover a “new” introduction by James Grauerholz, the numero uno keeper of the righteous Burroughs flame. Since […]

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The Heart of the Beat

William S. Burroughs/A Man Within A Man Within is a must see film for anyone who is interested by today’s culture. Burroughs was not a man easy to like back when he began to write; he was gay, he was a junky, he had shot his wife playing William Tell, he was talking about lots […]

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Weapons of Unique Creation

Bull Shotgun Paintings During his later years in Kansas, Burroughs developed a painting technique whereby he created abstract compositions by placing spray paint cans in front of, and some distance from, blank canvasses, and then shooting at the paint cans with a shotgun. These splattered canvasses were exposed in various Galleries during the early 1990s.  In an interview with […]

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Keith Richards by Victor Bockris

Half a Century Through the Eyes of Keith Richards A review by Tobe Damit Of course, as a dedicated fan of the Stones, I had previously read Richard’s acclaimed autobiography Life. An autobiography has the undeniable advantage to come straight from the horse’s mouth and yes, it gave me a unique intimate input about how the […]

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Brian Jones Doomed?

”Mick and Keith Had a Vendetta, a Real Vendetta” ”Brian was always a perfectionist in the way he was talking, choosing his words. He did want to catch your attention when he was speaking, to captivate you.. Then he had the way he moved, and his hair, which was captivating and I’m sure the Stones […]

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