“Hell-O” or William S. Burroughs’ Prophetic Vision? : “Ah Pook The Destroyer” — Here, There, Everywhere.
October 25, 2013 at 4:52 pm (art, creative writing, culture, entertainment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, history, humor, life, movies, music, photography, poetry, politics, random, satire, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: "Hell-O", 3D, Ah Pook, Ah Pook Is Here, Ah Pook The Destroyer, animation, art, atom, bombs, commentary, control, creative writing, dark, Dead City Radio, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, film, hiroshima, history, John Cale, John Cale Produced, music, nagasaki, Philip Hunt, poem, poetry, politics, Pook, rant, recordings, vent, video, war, William Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, Writing
I’ve had it
time to exorcise
time to vacate
no pretty pictures
recycling old scripture
time to re-in-car-nate
Heads up, potentially unpleasant, disturbing and harsh content in the following incarnations of “Ah Pook”. If you’re offended by references to the ugly American in a depth beyond the references of Green Day’s “American Idiot,” then this post may not be for you. If you’re turned off by decidedly unattractive visual representations of tiny creatures, then this post may not be for you. If you’re upset by images of the human cost of warfare, then this post may not be for you. There may be other things in this post which may not set well with your cup of coffee or tea or high energy wake up and run fast in the wheel libation. Consider yourself forewarned before viewing. It is your choice to do so — or to cyber surf elsewhere. There are lovely images and music in the Myths and Colors posts which may be more to your liking. You’re cordially invited to visit those blogcasa post rooms. I will not be offended if you exit this particular blogcasa room now or at any other point during your visit. This is a housekeeping blog post–I’m sweeping out a few of the creeping critters which consume the warm fuzzy dust bunnies under the mental bed frame.
If you’re a fan of William S. Burroughs, then Enjoy yourself.
If you are not a fan of William S. Burroughs, then Enjoy yourself elsewhere.
Thank you for coming to this mind show.
Your patronage is much appreciated.
Ah Pook The Destroyer
Computer animation of William S Burroughs reading “Ah Pook The Destroyer” from the album “Dead City Radio” © Island Records
Made with Blender 3D
Ah Pook is Here
AH POOK IS HERE – This 1994 stop-frame interpretation of recordings by the late William S. Burroughs, was crafted around a selection of tracks from the album “Dead City Radio” produced by Hal Willner & Nelson Lyon – and featuring music by John Cale.
AH POOK received Ten international film awards, was archived in the Goethe institute, and was part of the Burroughs retrospective PORTS OF ENTRY. AH POOK was also voted ‘BEST OF THE BEST’ at the 2010 Stuttgart International Trickfilm festival.
The Guardian review:
“Phillip Hunt’s gorgeous, grisly animation mates William Burroughs’s gravelly narration of Ah Pook The Destroyer’s death-dealing parable with music by John Cale at his creepiest. Hunt’s deliberate and disgusting illustrations of Burrough’s monsters of the mind are a revelation; delicately articulated puppets riddled with revolting detail. Turn down the lights, get out the headphones, and give yourself over to The Master’s ghastly visions and sonorous warnings (“The world cannot be controlled, except by accident”) for six gut-churning minutes.”
-Kate Stables / The Guardian
Director Philip Hunt
Producer Eddel Beck
Music Hal Wilner & John Cale
Produced at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
Distributor BFI & The British Council
Ah Pook The Destroyer
This is a tribute to both William Burroughs and Hiroshima. It’s a video I have been wanting to put together for some time now and release on the day of concern.
61 Years ago to-day Hiroshima felt the atom split in anger. Today lets remember both Hiroshima Nagasaki which followed on the 9th August 1945.
Lets hope the lion never rages again.
Ever notice the difference a good broom makes when sweeping under the bed ?
December 7, 2010 at 12:45 am (culture, entertainment, ethics, history, humor, journalism, life, music, poetry, politics, random, satire, Uncategorized)
Tags: audio collage, Ben, commentary, culture, entertainment, ethics, Inforwarts, Issues, KKFI, life, media, music, news, opinions, Paragon radio, poetry, politics, radio, Radio Redux, spoken word, suicide
POST UPDATE–the link seems to be no longer viable as a direct route to the intended material. I’m not sure if this is something at my end or if it is universal. It’s been a long time since this was posted and things may have changed at the other end of the code line. Sorry for this inconvient truth.
Connect to the Suicide by clicking on the “cover” above. Good luck.
No, this is not “MY” plan. Nope, this Suicide/audio collage is online in its entirity at Infowarts. This is #160 Suicide – CLX Cousins Promise. Nearly one hour of issue rasing spoken word, news clips, music, archived material. It’s a hell of a potent brew that aired on Paragon Radio in the wee hours this Monday–as in approximatly at 3 am. Paragon Radio streams online at www.kkfi.org. Whether he’s of a mind to ‘talk’ or not and just runs the audio radio board your host is Benjamin. If you’re curious, you can listen while you blog. Get some news, some ‘commentary’, some ideas, some issues, and who knows what might follow in your mind.
On Wednesdays at 6pm CST you can catch the Radio Redux with your “humble host Benjamin” for some talk radio that doesn’t go with the mainstream media status quo flow. Your location on the globe matters not because it streams live online at www.kkfi.org.
Be forewarned, there are NO sacred cows here.
September 27, 2010 at 3:28 am (culture, entertainment, life, music, random)
Tags: Big Brother, blues, comedy, commentary, culture, entertainment, irony, jazz, KKFI, life, Mose Allison, music, musicians, My Brain, people, random
Some times a little irony, or more than a little, is in order in order to get through the seemingly endless stream of insane inanity swirling around us. So, for some ironic comic relief here’s a healthy helping of Mose Allison for inclined ears’ tickling.
Yeah, there are some things I just can’t resist sharing – like “Big Brother.” Apparently Orwell was a prophet. Huh. Go figure. Now I’m on the lookout for all those “rats” that got my attention long ago on the small screen.
Clicking on Mose’s mug will take you to his very informative website. It’s worth a visit just to learn of all the songs he’s written over his career of 50 years. Not many people survive and thrive creatively so long in any profession. We should all look so alive at 80. Nice photo portrait too–in my opinion.
For your amusement, bemusement, entertainment–and perhaps a tad of inspiration, more of Mose Allison’s music and mentality:
And just in case you missed it the first posting round, “Ever Since the World Ended.”
Again, much thanks to KKFI’s Radio Redux for reminding moi of Mose’s existence. Yes, we all need our memory pages refreshed–and that’s a good thing. Now about those “breeze” and “knees” lyrics . . . .
PS. If your fear of the dark needs replenishing there’s always 1984 to oblige. Don’t click to view if you’re in a happy happy, joy joy place.
Now I’m wondering if this post is an example of tragic ironic comedy. Might be. Hmm. What do you think?
March 4, 2010 at 12:12 am (culture, education, ethics, history, journalism, life, politics, random, satire)
Tags: audio collages, Ben, commentary, free speech, infowarts, KKFI, live talk radio, Paragon radio, Paragon suicides, politics, radio, Radio Redux
Oh would that be ‘murder, rape and greed’? According to Ben, it surely is.
Oh yeah, the Radio Redux is in full swing dishing the New World Order. Ben sounds hot tonight! On www.kkfi.org from 6 to 7 pm–RIGHT NOW! Tune in if you’ve been seeing Orwell everywhere and wondering, wondering, wondering. Free speech radio in action.
Paragon Radio –>http://paragonradio.blogspot.com/
We may not all agree all the time about everything, but it’s good to think about why we ‘think’ what we think and how we act accordingly.
PS–Paragon’s infamous pigeonhole defying ‘suicides’ —> http://drop.io/infowarts
Something different for everyone…oh yeah. Exercises in different perspectives.
July 2, 2009 at 5:54 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: art, Broadway Cafe, coffee, commentary, creative writing, culture, economics, food, life, literature, people, poem, poetry, politics, random, Starbucks, Writing
They stuck a Starbucks next to it.
The owners said, “Oh shit!”
Their customers said, “Ah, f&!8 it!”
One year later
Still the expresso sipping chain store haters
crowd the sidewalk, carefully maintaining distance from the invader
which offers a safe haven for nonchain debators.
turning the corner
we offer the cut direct
it’s still here–we’d love to wreck it.
If its patrons are aware of this ongoing coffee brewing war
in no way do they show it.
Bet they don’t even know our bit.
We easily resist
No allure, no character exists.
It’s a cut out cookie chain commerical painer.
Our fellow addicts are pure imbibers not mainliners.
A trip behind enemy lines:
no chipped primary colored tables
no corners to hide in
no tunes for jiven’
no mix of classes
just dark suited corporate hard a&&es
the sort that squished out the bookstore
but not where we get relief for caffine binds
there’s not a single thing to pine for.
No more ground will we give
This tacky cafe is where defiant eccentrics live
Where the potted plants are alive
~~even got moist soil for misguided scavanging ants.
Conformists can go next door to shine the seats of their pants
If they can’t stand the vibes of this sweet little coffeehouse dive.
(@1999 first issue of the “I 70 Review”)