William F. Buckley died on this day in 2008. Posting about him is no way to excuse the fact that he was a Joseph McCarthy apologist, that he held bigoted views against homosexuals that would make Rick Santorum blush with delight, was one of the key players in getting Ronald Reagan elected, and a myriad of other inexcusable views and statements.
Your dose of The Fugs
Posted by Jason Diamond Fug You: An Informal History of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the Fuck You Press, The Fugs, and Counterculture in the Lower East Side is out, and while I have not had a chance to read it (I’m guessing it would have maybe ended up on my Best Of list), there’s a whole lot of good press going on for it, including Royal Young talking to chief Fug Ed Sanders at Interview: The Vietnam War was like a […]
The Beets Worship The Fugs
Posted by Jason Diamond This isn’t really surprising or anything; their first album was very heavily influenced by Tuli Kupferberg, Ed Sanders and Co. But listening to The Beets recorder filled Daytrotter sessions, I’m now more than willing to say that they’ve finally usurped The Black Lips as carriers of the Fug flame. Download all the tracks here.
Tuli Kupferberg of The Fugs: 1923-2010/Today Officially Horrible
Tuli Kupferberg of The Fugs has passed away. Today sucks. From Tablet: the classic counter-cultural figure who achieved greatest fame for co-founding the satirical band The Fugs, has died at 86. This according to journalist Jon Kalish, who heard the news from a neighbor of Kupferberg’s.
Very cool podcast over at Tablet about Tuli Kupferberg of The Fugs.
Bites: Google Mapping Plimpton, Last of the Yiddish Poets, Helping a Fug, Bukowski Poems, and More
I’m just going to go ahead and steal The Book Bench description of this because there isn’t a better way to describe it. “An essay about George Plimpton written on…Google Maps.” Lou Reed, Sonic Youth, Philip Glass, and others, played a benefit for Tuli Kupferberg of The Fugs. Yiddish poet, Abraham Sutzkever has passed away. 3 Bukowski poems. Impose on Michael Gira of Swans, Angels of Light, etc. Everything you need to know to get into Wordsworth. This is the […]
When Magazines Were Better #1
1. A friend tipped me off to Puss Magazine. Since I don’t speak Swedish, I have no clue what is going on here other than I see a lot of anti-war sloganeering and cool looking Swedes. Any info on this mag would be appreciated. 2. Over at HTMLGiant, Sean Lovelace did the world a favor by linking an interview with Ed Sanders of The Fugs/Fuck You Press. 3. I’ve been looking at Terry Richardson’s new Tumblr, TerrysDiary, because, well, why […]
Help a Fug
Just got this from Pitchfork. Not only is it for a great cause, as The Fugs are one of New Yorks greatest contributions to the world, but it’s a stellar lineup. “Last year, Fugs co-founder and longtime New York counterculture figure Tuli Kupferberg suffered two debilitating strokes, leaving him blind, housebound, and facing enormous medical expenses. On January 22, Brooklyn’s St. Ann’s Warehouse will host a benefit for Kupferberg. Hal Willner will produce the show, and Kupferberg’s fellow Fugs will […]