Once again, Jarvis Cocker is promoting Richard to the world. Here in this
short passage, Jarvis talks to the first chapter about Richard’s death and William Hjortsberg makes an appearance.
This is from
Messy isn’t it? The life & works of Richard Brautigan, a half hour program Jarvis had on BBC4. Unfortuantely, the full program isn’t available online.
It’s about a month old but the
last installment of Brautigan Salad is online.
And there’s a bonus story of the handlebar. If this picture doesn’t get you clicking… I don’t know what will 🙂
from Brautigan Salad
A write up in
WalesOnline about the Dinefwr Literature Festival being held in Wales this weekend. The festival’s organiser points out how she’s looking forward to the Brautigan Book Club & Ianthe being there on Sunday as she’s a fan of Richard’s work.
In case you haven’t heard, the fantastic folks at the bookclub are recreating
Please Plant this Book for the festival. Vera has posted some excellent photos of the making of process & final product. You can check out 6 songs which were put together for the event including one from The Lovely Eggs. The Sound of Ladies has dedicated theirs to the Shasta Daisy. Ianthe will also be there for a reading / chat. The full schedule of what they put together is at the festival site.
If you’re close enough to Wales to get there for Ianthe’s chat this afternoon, go! Otherwise, we’ll have to wait for some more tales from the BBC folks!
Didn’t make it to London’s Brautigan Bookclub for their March event on Trout Fishing in America? Lucky for us
they’ve blogged it & included some great videos.
A day like this calls for… Love Poem
Disclaimer: If you are in the sticky sweet phase of love where nothing can ever go wrong… don’t watch this. 😉
The next one is coming up on Feb 28th & A Confederate General from Big Sur is the inspiration this month.
One of the organisers put together a
playlist for the January evening. Cool idea!
Once again, Noel Fielding has helped spread the word of Brautigan. In an
interview about his new show Luxury Comedy, he’s asked where he gets his inspiration from.
Seems he likes the zoo, the woods, The Jungle Book, Dali, freaky films and…
A writer called Richard Brautigan – he’s a lesser-known beat writer, he wrote a book called Trout Fishing In America. I really like his stuff.
Thanks for helping to spread the word Noel!!!
If you’re in London, you absolutely MUST check out the new Brautigan Book Club being put together by saltpeter productions.
The idea is to have a face-to-face meeting each month, discuss a Brautigan & take it another (or 3) level by discussing how it relates to modern day or posting a ‘creative response’ to the Brautigan work (which will later be posted to their blog). They’re also looking to host salons or other events which include live music, readings, performances & indulgent 60’s revivalism. 😉
The book club sessions begin January 25th 2012 in London.
Sign up to their mailing list for updates & search #brautiganbookclub hashtag on twitter.
For those of you (like me!) who are not in London, they’re looking at ways for us to participate too! I can’t wait!
Recently I discovered this song from an early 90s Greek indie band called ‘Richard Brautigan’.
completely missed this as it was held on July 1st but maybe someone went & can post a comment on the evening.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Greg read from his latest collection of sonnets at the Elk River Book store.