In Art, History, Poetry, San Francisco, Science, Technology on December 19, 2016 at 11:51 pm
Since we moved back to San Francisco last year, I’ve been taking pictures of places of literary and artistic note in the city. I published a post on “literary life in North Beach” on my agency’s blog. This is an ongoing and less geographically restrictive diary of the city’s literary, artistic, scientific, and political history.
202 Green Street, where on September 7, 1927, under the auspices of William Crocker (grandson of the transcontinental railroad magnate Charles) and the Crocker Bank, Philo T. Farnsworth and his “Lab Gang” sent the first TV signal ever broadcast to the Merchants Club about eight blocks away.
576 Green Street, where The Cellar on Green Street was located, where Kenneth Rexroth and Lawrence Ferlinghetti first introduced poetry to jazz in the Fifties. Read the rest of this entry »
In Art, Venice Biennale on October 23, 2010 at 8:53 pm
In honor of the passing of my friend, I am republishing my Joe posts
Joe and I have been discussing our Venice Biennale submission. I thought you would enjoy being in the loop. it smells like art. good thing we didn’t step in it. and deep too. Joe was fired up enough to suggest we actually make it, he being a guy who can make things and all.
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In Art, Technology on November 25, 2008 at 3:34 am
Fussing around and constantly botching then trying to fix the formatting and standardize the tagging of my translations of Lorca’s Poema del Cante Jondo is sucking every trace of joy out of it. Blogging has become tedious anyway. All of you pie-eyed Englishmen looking for “naked bums*” (98 out of every 100 visitors to this blog) will probably be able to hold on until the whole book is done anyway.
*No, I’m not going to link to the post. You’ll find it anyway. And boy, will you be disappointed.