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Ghosts of Alden Van Buskirk and Robert Stone rattle chains for Rachel Kushner

I noticed a blurb from Robert Stone on the back cover of the new Rachel Kushner collection of essays, “The Hard Crowd”. I quote, “she’s going to be one we turn to for our serious pleasures and for the insight … Continue reading

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‘Lami@60’ will be especially poignant in the COVID or post- COVID era

I watched the video tape that John Rhodes had made of the event Matt Gonzalez and I produced in 2011 at David highSmith’s store regarding the 50th anniversary of the publication or the creation of Alden Van Buskirk’s collection called … Continue reading

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Dramatis personae featuring minor characters

This started out as a private correspondence about sundry arts topics but I thought I’d reduce it to alphabetical list, short i.d., and a link, for general use: Alden Van Buskirk, minor Dartmouth Beat Poet (d. 1961); Aleta Hayes, teacher, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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‘Red Poet’ doc about SF’s Jack Hirschman, who briefly taught at Dartmouth in 1961-1962

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James Franco, Rachel Kushner and Mark Weiss

As I was watching a preview of a coming attraction, at Palo Alto Square, before the James Franco Jonah Hill vehicle (meh-icle) “True Stories” I noticed that there is a movie with “Rachel Kushner” as a character name, the movie, … Continue reading

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Journalist John Burks, on his former bandmate, Alden Van Buskirk, jazz pianist (and Monk)

(Alden Van Buskirk) –Van — was hands-down the best jazz pianist I ever played with, always exciting, always unpredictable– I never was sure he was going, though once we got ‘there’ it was invariably right. Not unlike Monk, of whom … Continue reading

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E.B. White’s pig’s long tail tale (meta Plastic Alto)

http://www.amazon.com/The-Elements-Style-Fourth-Edition/dp/020530902X Eighty-eight posts received exactly one hit, the long tail. Nineteen posts got two hits, for instance “In another mental universe, LAMI lives” about the Beat poet Alden Van Buskirk, I feted back in 2011. Nine had three readers. Six … Continue reading

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DeYoung v. deform, and Comaroff architecture book

http://www.amazon.com/Horror-Architecture-Joshua-Comaroff/dp/1935935909 Laughing out loud and rather hardily, at the humorous distortion of the Weissian chin and nose; talk about chin music?! And I juxtapurposed this photo by Eric Cohen, who not not incidentally studied masters level with Paul McCarthy at … Continue reading

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Alden Van Buskirk news flash

BEYOND THE NEWS In-depth coverage and analysis of recent significant items in the news, produced by our news department. 8:00 THE POEMS OF RATTRAY AND VAN BUSKIRK Poet David Rattray reads from his own work, and that of Alden van … Continue reading

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