February 18, 2008

the news is solid gold
god loves rock and roll



First Dust Congress YouTube embed:
God Loves Rock and Roll, by Lionel Goldbart
From the 1969 film, Dynamite Chicken
which, if you haven't seen, watch as soon as possible

Wikipedia says "Dynamite Chicken is a 1972 [Netflix says 1969] film involving Richard Pryor, and partly funded by and featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It is a collection of subversive comedy sketches and routines relating to the peace movement. Many famous figures appear as themselves in the film, including Joan Baez, Lenny Bruce, Leonard Cohen, Allen Ginsberg, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Malcolm X (from archival footage), Andy Warhol, and Yoko herself [Fred Willard is featured as well]."


* Hunter S. Thompson's seminal, gonzo-defining article: The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved.

* "He had come to that moment in his age when there occured to him, with increasing intensity, a question of such overwhelming simplicity that he had no means to face it. He found himself wondering if his life were worth the living; if it had ever been. It was a question, he suspected, that came to all men at one time or another; he wondered if it came to them with such impersonal force as it came to him. The question brought with it a sadness, but it was a general sadness which (he thought) had little to do with himself or with his particular fate; he was not even sure that the question sprang from the most immediate and obvious causes, from what his own life had become. It came, he believed, from the accretion of his years, from the density of accident and circumstance, and from what he had come to understand of them. He took a grim and ironic pleasure from the possibility that what little learning he had managed to acquire had led him to this knowledge: that in the long run all things, even the learning that let him know this, were futile and empty, and at last diminished into a nothingness they did not alter." -- from Stoner, by John Williams

1 Comments:

Anonymous karl said...

very excellent first YouTube embed!

10:49 AM  

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