Going outta town for much dreamed-of and drooled-over California vacation!!
While there I’m doing a gig on Aug 1st in Berkeley at Afikomen with some local talent.
Also, I finally uploaded a bunch of vids from the Tmol Shilshom gig I did over a year ago, in Israel with awesome JC Jones, Harold Rubin and Haim Peskoff. Most of the vids are linked to, here on the Poetry page.
When someone passes on to the better world, Jews say: “Baruch Dayan Haemet” – “Blessed be the True Judge”. Can’t think of anything less appropriate to say on the news of Tuli Kupferberg’s death. This wild anarchist poet-musician-madman questioned everything there’s to question in social/mythic/historic lore. There’s a beautiful obituary here at the Forward, and this is a piece I wrote on him a short while back. And I can’t help but embed this tune here –