88 year-old John Jarrett has written for Boxing News for 60 years, and held the position of Northern Area Secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control for 40 years until his retirement last year. Boxing News is a British weekly magazine and the longest running Boxing magazine (dating back to 1909) in the world. He talks
Interview by John Wisniewski John Wisniewski: What interested you about the story of the butthole surfers, Aaron.? Aaron Tanner: I’ve always loved music. But after hearing the Butthole Surfers for the first time, it permanently altered my perception of what music could be, and changed the course I took to pursue new bands ever since.
Interview by John Wisniewski KEVIN KILLIANKevin Killian is an American poet, author, editor, and playwright of primarily LGBT literature. My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer, which he co-edited with Peter Gizzi, won the American Book Award for poetry in 2009. His novel, Impossible Princess, won the 2010 Lambda Literary
Interview by John Wisniewski John WisniewskI: When did you begin playing music John? John Blair: In the early 1960s when I was in high school. My first band was a surf band in 1963, The Intruders. John WisniewskI: What were some of the band's you played in? John Blair: After The Intruders, I was in a folk-rock group
Interview by John Wisniewski In 1967, 21-year-old Pauline Butcher was working for a London secretarial agency when one evening a call came through from a Mr Frank Zappa asking for a typist to come to his hotel room. The assignment would change her life forever. After this chance encounter, at Frank's request, Pauline moved with
Interview by John Wisniewski This is the only book written about "the Woodstock of the Beats" - the historic 1982 Kerouac SuperSummit in Boulder where, as John Clellon Holmes put it, "more of us were together than had ever been together in one place at one time before." And nothing on this scale ever happened