via Offbeat, Irreverent, and DIY: The Poetry of Mass Transit For many of us, the political protest, music, and fashion of the 1960s and 1970s are the most recognizable aspects of the countercultural revolution. But the literature of that era can provide a window into that movement’s values, its struggles, and the society it was … Continue reading Offbeat, Irreverent, and DIY: The Poetry of Mass Transit
via Hunter S. Thompson - Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride “Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride” is a 2006 personal, intimate look at Hunter S. Thompson with a special emphasis on his Hollywood relationships. It captures the legacy and “gonzo” spirit of one of this century’s most notorious figures – a man whose life … Continue reading Hunter S. Thompson – Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride
It was summer 1991, I think, when sharing a joint on a brick fire escape after a night of acid-tapped cartoon lunacy, my friend Steve exhaled smoke into the Manchester morning and casually asked if I’d heard of a writer called William Burroughs. I hadn’t, but that moment has stayed with me as the dawn … Continue reading Who Owns the Dropper Owns the Fix: Out to Lunch with William Burroughs
https://youtu.be/dYyFMnVlkuY Documentary about Kathy Acker in 1984 where she talks about her writing and her life in New York. Includes a nice scene with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe taking pictures of Kathy Acker. The programme was produced and directed by Alan Benson and broadcasted on Dutch television.
Nobody knows the future, but anyone who shits on The Establishment can say the worst is behind them. Poet, publisher, teacher, painter... actor, musician, social commentator – Jeff Nuttall was a polymath and a pioneer, an anarchist sympathizer who grew up in the shadow of the atomic bomb, a jazz trumpeter who blew … Continue reading Jeff Nuttall: Mind Bombs and Mimeographs
By Leon Horton It is a truism within the the mainstream media that journalists hardly ever report on themselves. Only when they absolutely cannot ignore a story, such as illegal phone tapping by their own masters, will journalists bite each others’ tails. This is one industry where dog eats dog at their own peril, but … Continue reading PR, Propaganda and the Press (Part 2): Between the Lies
“If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it.” (1) Edward L. Bernays, PR guru (1891-1995) Vile comments, outright lies, slanderous character assassinations... where would we be without Donald Trump and his ranting midnight … Continue reading PR, Propaganda and the Press (Part 1): Faking Bad
Time speeds along the straights, slows at the corners, smashes through the gates. Unknown destinations broaden the mind. Brakes scream where they must. Under the Counterculture is a celebration of left-field thinking, mad ideas and strange truths from the underground - music, literature, art and philosophy, science, sex, drugs and technology -back-projected from the past, … Continue reading Introduction: Who Owns the Words Owns the Writer