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"Beat TV" - Welcome to Beat TV Where You Can Skittle-Dee-Bop With Burroughs, Kerouac and The Ginz! Plus, You Can Get All the Latest on Billie Holiday, Marilyn Monroe and the Always Cool Eisenhower / Nixon Cold War News! Tune In Today! Can You Dig It?

Posted 08/30/2013 08:04 PM

Allen Ginsberg - "AMERICA" - A Video Poem - Ginsberg Stares Into the Nebulous America He Encountered and Pronounced Dread on January 17, 1956

The United States of 1950’s America, as seen through the poetic lens of a contemplative master. As the melody and lyric of this work unwinds, the disquieting exploration unearths many ghosts and truths that still walk among the citizens of the dream machine known as the Land of Liberty.

Posted 08/28/2013 01:15 PM

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The 'Beat' Poets Speak!- William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Jim Carroll, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders- A Short Excursion Through Literary Grace.

They were the most significant composers of word art since Walt Whitman, James Joyce and Marcel Proust. These writers expanded upon visions considered taboo or too uncomfortable for the relaxed printed page. Marvel within the domain of Burroughs, Ginsberg, Waldman and the children they inspired.

Posted 04/25/2012 08:33 AM

OBSCENE- The Literal Trials and Tribulations Of Barney Rosset and Grove Press! Part Two

The second and final installment of the Barney Rosset saga, the man who fought in exhaustive fashion to bring us the uncensored works of Henry Miller, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Malcolm X, Samuel Beckett and so many other literary giants. 37 Minutes.

Posted 05/24/2010 11:55 PM

OBSCENE- The Saga Of 'Notorious' Publisher, Barney Rosset- Part One

He was responsible for the publication of precedent setting literature such as Ginsbergs “Howl” and Henry Millers “Tropic Of Cancer.” He began Grove Press and was responsible for the release of the break through film “I Am Curious Yellow.” He was also charged with obscenity numerous times. 1Hr.

Posted 05/22/2010 12:54 PM

Jim Carroll, Allen Ginsberg, Lydia Lunch, William S. Burroughs, Richard Hell, Ed Sanders, Gregory Corso, Henry Rollins, Anne Waldman- 'Poetry And The Beats.

Contrary to some populist opinion, the art of Poetry is a deceased function. In truth it breathes in music, film and literature around the planet. Here we are presented with the visions of two generations of Poets as they share their views on the gifts the Beat Generation brought to the craft.

Posted 11/08/2009 03:07 PM

Howl -Allen Ginsberg -The First Reading After Supreme Court Verdict!

Possibly the most famous poem of the last five decades, ‘Howl’ was deemed obscene only to be vindicated by a Supreme Court decision in 1959. This was Allen Ginsberg’s first reading of this undeniably ground and heart breaking piece since that verdict had been rendered. San Francisco, 1960.

Posted 04/15/2008 03:24 PM

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