what i’d like for christmas by ted berrigan

What I’d Like For Christmas, 1970
by Ted Berrigan


Black brothers to get happy
The Puerto Ricans to say hello 
The old folks to take it easy & 
as it comes 
The United States to get straight 
Power to butt out 
Money to fuck off 
Business with honor 
Religion 
& Art 
Love 
A home 
A typewriter 
A GUN.


 

back in the saddle

American surrealism . . .

zachary schomburg

I need to get my hands on some of his books . .. and Cathy Wagner’s My New Job and Matthew Roher’s books . .. haven’t read Matthew Rohrer since 2005 when he came to Greensboro . . .

Just read Maureen Owen’s Zombie Notes and loved it . . .

take the tube for over two hours every day for work.

Tube reading for this week:

Tulsa Kid by Ron Padgett

Great Balls of Fire by Ron Padgett

How to Be Perfect by Ron Padgett

Tarantula by Bob Dylan

Poetry State Forest by Bernadette Mayer

Kerouac Song

From Chris Hickey:

In March, I wrote and recorded a song, each day, for about three weeks. The result is “Razzmatazz” – 16 songs, just vocal & guitar, recorded in my bedroom on a hand-held voice recorder.

Here’s a link to listen to or download “Kerouac” from the new CD:

Thanks! – Chris Hickey

 

Kerouac Song

Chris Hickey