if you are interested in the Beat Generation of writers, particularly Allan Ginsberg, take a look at this video which relates to his time in Paris.

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sleep deprived…

March 1, 2011

The other night, sleep deprived by the toddler, I found myself run out of nursery rhymes. So instead if “baa baa black sheep” or some such, I found myself singing the following (does this make me a bad person?):

“With the lights out, it’s less dangerous

Here we are now, entertain us

I feel stupid and contagious

Here we are now, entertain us”

What next I wonder?

Killing in the Name by RATM would be a natural choice, but after the abomination of Skins season 5 ep 2, it feels a bit raw.

So, it may be better I opt for Where is my Mind by the Pixies…

Felix Dennis, poet

October 4, 2010

A publishing genius – behind my one time fav mag Maxim – is also a poet and he is on tour now!

Felix Dennis built up a publishing empire and his stable of mags now includes Viz, Maxim and Computer Shopper.

His month-long poetry reading tour (called: “Did I mention the Free Wine?“) runs until Oct 21 at various locations across the UK (tonight he plays The Birdcage in Leeds).

Tickets for all the nights are £10 in advance, £12 on the door / £5 concessions.

The tour is promoting his latest poetry book: Tales From the Woods.

Felix runs a charity which plants trees in England, called Forest of Dennis and the website says he usually donates a sum equal to the tour proceeds to the charity.

So good poetry and a good cause.

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