LAMI at 58: Alden Van Buskirk revisited

We should do another staged readings, this time A-to-Z of LAMI cast or celebrity readers!

As I was trying to explain:

Alden  Van Buskirk Was a student of Jack Hirschman at Dartmouth or a friend of his – before Hirschman got drummed out of the IVs and then out of academia for being a communist -Who died of a rare blood disease shortly after enrolling in grad school at Washington of  St. Louis —Interestingly if you excuse the digression while in St. Louis he introduced his friend Peter Kushner from Dartmouth a hard scientist to Pinky his fellow literature grad student and they fell in love and had a daughter named Rachel Kushner who is now a rising star novelist Mars room telex from Cuba flamethrowers etc.— And Matt Gonzalez, who I met at a fundraiser for my friend and client Beth Custer in San Francisco who is both a former city of San Francisco supervisor and gallery-worthy visual artist Mentioned to me at Smith Andersen Gallery in Palo Alto —where I met my future wife the visual artist Terry Acebo Davis —That while at Dartmouth his friend Hirschman had an interesting student who died tragically young. And when I found the work called LAMI Which is a rare book but beautifully printed by soon to be famous publisher name Andrew Hoyem – At the insistence of Allen Ginsberg who literally called and cajoled people to publish the works in various journals— I noticed that some of them were dated 1961 and since it was 2010 I thought for 2011 we should do a 50th anniversary of LAMI. So there was a reading and a bit of a party and someone filmed it but it is sort of labeled the 50th anniversary of his death – true, but not my intention.

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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