Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Psychedelic Art 1966

Psychedelic Art at the Riverside Museum - 1966
Photos by Yale Joel
Hello - Not much to report today, but I have a few recommendations.

Novel: "The Drop Edge of Yonder" by Rudolph Wurlitzer
Film: "Walker" - directed by Alex Cox, written by Wurlitzer
(both recommended on Dennis Cooper's blog.)
Young Adult Novel: "The Education of Robert Nifkin" by Daniel Pinkwater
Film: "Le Plaisir" directed by Max Ophuls
Film: It's been a long time since I saw "Two Lane Blacktop" but it's great. Turns out the screenplay was written by Wurlitzer.

laura.g: Weird...psychic powers...I came across these in my usual way - by searching for something totally unrelated.

Matt Cassity: Not bad at all.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Kay Tobin Lahusen

Various events in various cities.
Kay Lahusen - 1971

"Kay Lahusen (b. January 5, 1930 also known as Kay Tobin) is considered the first openly gay photojournalist of the gay rights movement."

In 2007, Lahusen and her partner, Barbara Gittings, donated their papers to the NYPL.
Hello - Had a great weekend, weatherwise and otherwise. On Saturday, Hit Factorie was invited to install the window display at Word bookstore. We hauled the photocopier over there and whipped up a Summer Reading themed HIT BOOK! I don't mind telling you, it looks great. They're having us back for a reception/artist's talk/event on Thursday July 23rd.
Sunday, Kelly and I went down to the Brooklyn Lyceum for Zine Fest. It was great and we bought some zines and a poster. Aaron Wojack had a table there for his project Surprise, and let us sell some copies of HIT BOOK! Thanks Aaron!
We were ready for a relaxing Sunday evening, but a bunch of folks were having post-Pride beers at the Metropolitan. We sat in the backyard and had a fine time...good company, cheap drinks and free cheeseburgers.
How was your weekend?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Richard C. Wandel

Photos of various events and protests by Richard C. Wandel.
Mostly centered around the Gay Activists Alliance.
New York City and Suffolk County

International Gay Information Center Collection at the NYPL
Hello - Last night I went to the opening for Trance, Chance, Dreams & the Unconscious at SOUTHFIRST. Some good stuff in there including two drawings by Jesse Bransford. Check it out.
Speaking of gallery shows, has anyone seen the Basil Wolverton show at Gladstone yet?
If you're going, take me with you.

kellyr: Of course! Should we set up a light show, a "guided meditation", or both?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Starry Ride

RIP Sky Sunlight Saxon

Artist Richard Aldcroft photographed by Yale Joel.
Riverside Museum, New York City - 1966
Hello - Not much to say today. Sad news about MJ. Never really listened to his music except on the dancefloor, but I like "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" quite a lot. It's a jam and it has kind of Tantric/Hippie lyrics.
Didn't hear about Sky Saxon until this morning...what a bummer.
Gonna listen to the Seeds and Source Family bands all day.

Miranda: Yeah, Diana Davies is great and I keep finding more photos. She was involved with other social justice movements at the time, but she was also a musician so there are all these photos of Bob Dylan, Son House, Buffy Sainte-Marie, etc.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Diana Davies - Part 1

Photos of various events and protests related to the Gay Liberation movement.
New York City - 1969 and 1970.

These are from the NYPL Digital Gallery.
More of her photos available at the Smithsonian.