Friday, July 06, 2007

sometimes the present archives the past in beautiful ways

bob dylan, allen ginsberg, and (a buried) jack kerouac remixed. music, poetry, and film - not to mention a book, on the road, which never appears in the video but is everywhere to be seen. sometimes the present archives the past in beautiful ways.

thanks pablo!

4 comments:

david silver said...

according to my go-to book on all things dylan, bob spitz's dylan: a biography, this is part of the magical (and career-rebuilding for dylan) rolling thunder revue. it's a rock tour with a ton of guests. it's also one of the earliest reality shows in that dylan and filmmakers were trying to document a tour. when the tour rolled to lowell, massachusetts - home town of jack kerouauc - dylan and ginsberg "performed a psuedo-mystical ceremony at jack kerouac's gravesight.

jini said...

david, this is a wonderful post. thanks for sharing it.

....J.Michael Robertson said...

I interviewed Ginsberg in Berkeley about 25 years ago. He didn't want to talk about art; he wanted to talk about U.S. intervention in Nicaragua. As I failed to understand at the time, the mad poet was correct in all his particulars.

david silver said...

michael - if only some of today's artists / intellectuals in the US talked more about the war and less about their new products they're plugging.

hey, any chance you have your interview and/or article saved somewhere?