Our Hell

~On This Day in Old Timey Days :: Howl and Fluxus

:: June 03 . 1926 ::

Allen Ginsberg, renowned Beat poet, is born in New Jersey.  

He will go on to write letters to The New York Times about political issues such as World War II and workers’ rights, meet William S. Burroughs and join NAMBLA as a “means of free speech.”  Oh yeah, and he managed to write Howl, which was considered obscene for its time and ultimately helped to liberalize what could be published in the United States.

As a cause of this liberation, we were fortunate enough to be given such fine publications as Sex to Sexty,  Dude, Where’s My Country? and Woody Allen: A Biography.

Howl, also inspired American composer, John Cage, to pen “Writing Through Howl”.

John Cage was a major source of the American arm of the Fluxus movement.

Fluxus boxes

and Yoko Ono

were both products that can be attributed to Cage.

Watch : Yoko Ono – New York Woman ()


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