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  • 60th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”

    60th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”

    “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked….” October 7, 2015 is the 60th anniversary of the first public reading of poet Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl,” at the now legendary Six Gallery Reading in San Francisco. The poem became a defining anthem for the Beat Generation, speaking of drug use, homosexuality, and cultural alienation. This clip from 1991 features Ginsberg describing “the end of the American century.” It was produced for THE 90’s. Audio of … Continue reading

  • [One man band – Jody Procter at Lincoln Savings – Skip media protest rough cut]

    0:00 Cedric Stokes, “the world’s greatest one man band” on Venice Beach sings a funk/disco song about the 90s while playing drums, bass, and a mean sax solo. On request from the crowd, he performs another song. 3:54 Shots of outside of “Lincoln Savings.” 4:18 Jody Procter walks onscreen and starts selling pencils and talking to the camera. He talks about the gold standard and the concept of national money while trying to sell pencils. 6:33 Procter talks about when … Continue reading