Tuesday, April 05, 2005


Where the hell did UbuWeb come from, and why didn't anyone tell me about it? They've got MP3 interviews with Salvador Dali and John Cage, recordings of Herbert Huncke's poems and Abbie Hoffman's rambling 'Wake up America', and the entire run of Aspen in print, sound, and video (William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, J.G. Ballard, and John Lennon were a few of the contributors to this multimedia 'magazine' that was decades ahead of it's time)... transcriptions of Mallarmé's 'One Toss of the Dice Never Will Abolish Chance' and William Burroughs talking about Brion Gysin's cut-up method, recordings of Marshall McLuhan's 'The medium is the message' and an interview with Jean-Luc Godard. Their film section has some short films by Kenneth Anger, John Cage's 4'33" (play it loud), Buñuel & Dali's Un Chien Andalou, and Marcel Duchamp's Anemic Cinema.

And nobody's going to kick down your door for downloading the stuff.