Naked Interview

December 21, 2014 Ron Whitehead 0

By Ron Whitehead on Friday, July 12, 1996 from William S. Burroughs is one of the greatest writers of our times. His talent has brought him fame, and along with it, many burdens. Daily, Burroughs is swamped with fan mail, unexpected visitors and interview requests…Burroughs, who rarely grants interviews, […]

The Extraordinary Life of William S. Burroughs

December 21, 2014 GonzoToday 0

By Peter Schjeldahl from the New Yorker    Feb. 3, 2014 “I can feel the heat closing in, feel them out there making their moves.” So starts “Naked Lunch,” the touchstone novel by William S. Burroughs. That hardboiled riff, spoken by a junkie on the run, introduces a mélange of “episodes, […]

Glyn Johns Pens Book on Recording Rock Greats

December 20, 2014 GonzoToday 0

By LARRY ROHTER DEC. 19, 2014, N.Y. Times After disembarking from a Los Angeles to London flight in February 1969, the recording engineer and producer Glyn Johns went straight to a studio to work with the Beatles on the album that became “Abbey Road.” That was followed by an all-night […]

Jack Kerouac on the Crucial Difference Between Talent and Genius

December 19, 2014 GonzoToday 0

by Maria Popova posted by brain pickings “All of us, we’re links in a chain,” Pete Seeger observed in pondering the nature of creative work. Mark Twain put it much less mildly in his lively letter of solidarity to Helen Keller: “Substantially all ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn […]

The Lost Legend of the Real Dr. Gonzo

December 19, 2014 GonzoToday 0

By: Yvette C. Doss, L.A. Times, June 5, 1998 Oscar “Zeta” Acosta–an outrageous lawyer who once subpoenaed every member of the Los Angeles County grand jury to prove a pattern of discrimination against Mexican Americans–is somewhat of a Chicano folk legend. He was a driven, hell-raising attorney who was involved […]