I have some really weird stories about Allen Ginsberg, but I’ll save those for a rainy day. Suffice to say that when he was alive I had an argument with him over the word “mondo,” and when he was dead his ghost spoke through my guitar amp. Nuff said.
The task at hand is the yearlong celebration of the Poem that Changed the World: “Howl.” It certainly changed my life. In NYC this weekend (April 17, 2006), there will be a live reading. You can check out some good history of the poem at City Lights.
Listen to Ginsberg “Howl” here.
Listen to some wolves howl here.
Listen to some dogs howl here.