Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Robert Anton Wilson Remembered (2011)

Fond remembrances of the life and work of Robert Anton Wilson, featuring Douglas Rushkoff, Antero Ali, Tiffany Lee Brown, David Jay Brown, Zac Odin, and Joseph Matheny.

Robert Anton Wilson: Sphinx Radio

Robert Anton Wilson discusses his coverage of Leary's career and their friendship which started in 1965 up to Leary's passing.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Search For The Original Tree Of Knowledge (1992)

"Search For the Original Tree Of  Knowledge" a 10hr 23min weekend workshop given by Terence McKenna, Recorded live in Boulder, Colorado May 29-31, 1992.

Alien Dreamtime (1993)

Recorded live at a rave in San Francisco, California, in February, 1993.

A meeting of the minds merging the arcane texts and psilocybic ruminations of Terence McKenna with San Francisco's own ambient scribe Jonah Sharp is one of the more inspired pairings in electronica's convoluted landscape. Here Sharp cranks up the analog synths, breaks out the didjeridoos (courtesy of Stephen Kent of Lights in a Fat City fame) and sets up some great, expansive, warbling electronic tundras over which McKenna espouses his lambent text.

Man & Woman At The End Of History (1988)

Terence McKenna & Riane Tennenhaus Eisler, Man & Woman At The End Of History.
Presented: Ojai Foundation, Ojai CA.
(5hr 19min)

Lecture: Archaic Revival (1989)

The Archaic Revival (1989)

There is a spiritual obligation, there is a task to be done. It is not, however, something as simple as following a set of somebody else's rules. The noetic enterprise is a primary obligation toward being. Our salvation is linked to it. Not everyone has to read alchemical texts or study superconducting biomolecules to make the transition. Most people make it naively by thinking clearly about the present at hand, but we intellectuals are trapped in a world of too much information. Innocence is gone for us. We cannot expect to cross the rainbow bridge through a good act of contrition; that will not be sufficient.
We have to understand. Whitehead said, "Understanding is the apperception of pattern as such"; to fear death is to misunderstand life. Cognitive activity is the defining act of humanness. Language, thought, analysis, art, dance, poetry, mythmaking: these are the things that point the way toward the realm of the eschaton. We humans may be released into a realm of pure self-engineering. The imagination is everything. This was Blake's perception. This is where we came from. This is where we are going. And it is only to be approached through cognitive activity.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Bill Hicks: Marble Head Johnson, Stress & Solo Music

A compilation of Bill's music.

Bill Hicks: Letterman Performances

01 - Oklahoma
02 - UFO Tour
03 - I Am Elvis
04 - Elmer Dinkley
05 - The Door Is A Jar
06 - Sense Of Smell
07 - L.A. Riots
08 - Pedestrian Right Of Way Law
09 - Interview


Bill Hicks: Len Belzer Interviews

Here is a collection of interviews from The Comedy Hour Hosted by Len Belzer of the late and great Bill Hicks.

Bill Hicks: Shock & Awe (2008)

Shock and Awe is a live recording posthumously released by stand-up comedian and satirist Bill Hicks in 2003, on New York based Invasion Records. The album was recorded at the Oxford Playhouse. It's the abridged version of Salvation, why the fuck they felt the need to put an abridged version out is beyond me.

Bill Hicks: Salvation (2008)

Salvation is a two-disc live album posthumously released by stand-up comedian and satirist Bill Hicks in 2005, on Rykodisc. The album was recorded at the Oxford Playhouse. It is an unabridged version of Shock and Awe.

Bill Hicks: BBC Radio 2 - The Dark Poet

Dark Poet: 10.30pm on Radio 2 on August 21, 2007

Phill Jupitus, hour-long documentary about Bill Hicks for Radio 2.

A BBC spokesman said: 'This documentary charts Bill's fascinating life: his love/hate relationship with America; the continuing censorship of his act; his quest for spirituality; his popularity in Britain; his battle with drink and drugs; and, finally, his battle with cancer.

'Interspersed with live material, it demonstrates why Hicks is still many comedians' favourite stand-up.'


Bill Hicks: Love, Laughter & Truth (2002)

Love, Laughter and Truth is a 2002 album consisting of previously unreleased material by comedian Bill Hicks. The material on the album was originally recorded by Bill Hicks himself for personal use, but was after his death reviewed by the Hicks Estate, after which it was decided to release the previously unreleased bits on this album. The material comes from recordings made from 1990 to 1993 in Denver, San Ramon, West Palm Beach, San Francisco and Pittsburgh.

The album is plagued by poor sound quality. This is due to the poor equipment that was used for many of the recordings and the lack of volume adjustments while recording. Before releasing the album, careful remastering was done. For instance, more than 120 pops were removed and seven sections de-hissed. Still, poor sound and volume variations between tracks can easily be heard.

Bill Hicks: Flying Saucer Tour, Vol. 1 (2002)

Recorded: 20 June 1991

Flying Saucer Tour Vol. 1 is a live performance album by stand-up comedian Bill Hicks. Unlike his other albums, where the crowds have generally been fairly receptive and accepting of his act, this album is notable for the negative (or lack of) reaction Hicks receives throughout most of the album.
Despite good sales and hints in the album's liner notes at the 'Flying Saucer Tour' releases being an 'extensive series', this remains the only volume available to date.

Bill Hicks: Philosophy (2001)

Philosophy: The Best of Bill Hicks is a compilation album of routines by Bill Hicks.

Bill Hicks: BBC Radio 4 Documentary

Judging by the presenter, Angus Deayton and the talking heads, Mark Thomas, Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Rob Newman, Jo Brand, Alan Davis, Ardal O'Hanlon, Greg Proops, Ed Byrne, Fred Macaulay, Phil Jupitus & Mark Little i'd guess this is from 1998-2000.

Bill Hicks: Rant In E Minor (1997)

Recorded between November 1992 - December 1993

Rant in E-Minor is an album by comedian Bill Hicks, posthumously released in 1997 alongside the sister album Arizona Bay on February 25, 1997, marking three years since his death.
The material on this album is darker and angrier in tone than some of his earlier work; Hicks can be heard screaming at his audience in between chapters, and very prominently during the track "You're Wrong Night."

Bill Hicks: Arizona Bay (1997)

Arizona Bay is an album by comedian Bill Hicks, posthumously released in 1997. It was released alongside Rant in E-Minor, marking three years since his death. The album's title refers to the hope that Los Angeles will one day fall into the ocean due to a major earthquake. Hicks contends that the world will be better off in L.A.'s absence:

“    Ahhh, it's gone, it's gone, it's gone...All the shitty shows are gone, all the idiots screaming in the fucking wind are dead, I love it...leaving nothing but a cool, beautiful serenity called Arizona Bay. That's right, when L.A. falls in the fucking ocean and is flushed away, all it will leave is Arizona Bay."

Bill Hicks: The Lost Hour (1993)

The Lost Hour (Oct. 5, 1993)

Bootleg recorded in 1993 in which the content is equal/similar to the letterman routine that got cut out of TV.

Bill Hicks: Revelations (1993)

Hicks' follow-up show to Relentless, recorded at the Dominion Theatre in London.

Bill Hicks: CapZeyeZ (1993)

Hicks' last interview, Dave Prewitt interview on CapZeyeZ (Austin Public Access) 1993.

Bill Hicks: Queen's Theater, Late Show (1992)

Bill Hicks Live Bootleg

Queen's Theatre, London, England - Late Show (May 17, 1992)

Track Listing

01. Introduction
02. All In How You Look At It
03. Hooligans Are Loose 
04. Head And Chips
05. Sharon Stone's Pussy 
06. Blue Dot Money
07. Christ's Bogus Adventure 
08. New York Would Be Oz
09. Where's My Commercial?
10. Positive Drug Story
11. Suck Satan's Pecker
12. I'll Tell Ya What I Believe
13. That's America
14. Go Back To The Goat Boy Shit
15. I'll Review The Tape Later
16. More Snickers, More Coke
17. I Need Help

Bill Hicks: Queen's Theater, Early Show (1992)

Bill Hicks Live Bootleg

Queen's Theatre, London, England - Early Show (May 17, 1992)

Track Listing

01. My Town Burned Down
02. Magic Baton Theory
03. Jackie's Ass
04. The Future Enemy
05. Children Of The Goat
06. You Don't Boil Pizza
07. Let's Get To The Dick Jokes 
08. An Important Lesson 
09. A Dead Guy Covered In Urine
10. Stop Your Internal Dialogue 
11. How Tall Are You 
12. Here's Tom With Snooker Highlights 
13. Rock Against Drugs
14. Masturbation Record
15. Watching An Empty Stage

Bill Hicks: Egham (1992)

Egham Hall, Surrey, England (May 16, 1992)

Track Listing

01. Fascists One, Humans Nothing
02. Comedy Gold
03. That's Artillery
04. We Don't Drink Ice
05. Bill Doesn't Like Snooker
06. The Hallmark of Art
07. We Know He's Not A Good
08. The New Living Bible 
09. Not A Physics Major
10. Found My Brand
11. Your Denial Is Beneath You 
12. You'll Never Get Us Copper! 
13. Really Special Cows
14. We Lost A Moron
15. I Love America
16. We Hated Them
17. A Comedy Dead End
18. There's A Monster In Every 
19. Sex Phone Lines
20. The Royal College Of Some
21. Crude Question
22. Am I In Your Way?
23. Sex Kittens
24. Back To The Clinic

Bill Hicks: Brighton (1992)

Brighton, England (Nov. 11, 1992)

Track Listing

01. Ding Dong Bush Is Dead
02. Come Back Shane
03. Wacky Iranians
04. Show's Gonna Start Any Minute
05. I'm Bilbo Hicks
06. Jesus What Balls
07. Assassination Pun
08. You Are Free To Do What We Tell You
09. You're Goin' To Hell Boy
10. Your 12 Year Old Sketch
11. Nicotine Band Aid
12. Reginald Denny
13. Snooker Highlights
14. Charlie Hodge
15. Einstein Proved That

Bill Hicks: One Night Stand (1991)

One Night Stand is an HBO stand-up series that first aired on February 15, 1989. The half-hour series aired weekly and featured stand-up comedy specials from some of the top performing comedians. The series originally comprised 55 specials over the course of its four years on HBO. Comedians that performed One Night Stand's include Bill Hicks, Bill Maher, Colin Quinn, Dom Irrera, Gilbert Gottfried, Norm Macdonald, Eddie Griffin, Martin Lawrence, D.L. Hughley, Damon Wayans, Larry Miller, Ellen DeGeneres, Louis C.K., and George Wallace. This first-run of the series ended in 1992

Bill Hicks: Dark Poet (1991)

Bill Hicks Bootleg - Dark Poet

Track Listing
01. Human Fellowship
02. The Comedy Of Hate
03. Settle In For This One
04. Willy's Balance
05. It's All A Dream
06. Little Satan Boy
07. A Man Of Taste And Decency 
08. Mystery In My Trousers 
09. Cancer Cancer
10. The Irony Of Pure Hatred 
11. Gee, There Was A Lot of Blood
12. The God Of Comedy
13. I'm Talking To Myself
14. That Is Cleverness

Bill Hicks: Chicago, IL, USA (1991)

Bill Hicks Live Bootleg - Chicago 1991

Track Listing

01. Confirmed Demon
02. Pee Wee
03. Well Laid Ted Turner
04. Elite Republicn Guardd
05. Eternal Life Fantasy
06. I Just Can't Stop
07. Idle Thoughts
08. Against The Law
09. The Artistic World
10. Dirt For Sale
11. Sex Phone Liens
12. Double Standards
13. Did I Miss A Meeting?
14. Tommy
15. Clever Boy
16. Thunk
17. Horror Films

Bill Hicks: Chicago Funny Firm (1990)

Audio Bootleg


Bill Hicks: Relentless (1992)

Relentless is a live album by stand-up comedian and satirist Bill Hicks. It was his second CD release, and his last one before his death in 1994.

Bill Hicks: Dangerous (1990)

Dangerous is the first live CD album released by stand-up comedian and satirist Bill Hicks in 1990. The album was recorded over two nights at Caroline's in New York City.
Nearly all of this material was previously performed in Hicks' Sane Man special in 1989.

Bill Hicks: Chicago, IL, USA (1990)

Bill Hicks Live Bootleg - Chicago 1990

Track Listing

01. Intro
02. Smoking
03. Drinking
04. Smoking
05. Drugs
06. Keith and Jim
07. Rock
08. Porn Adverts
09. Sex
10. Christians
11. Women
12. Work
13. Hotels
14. Jackin' Off

Bill Hicks: Adult Video Awards (1990)

Adult Video Awards 1990: Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.


Bill Hicks: I'm Sorry Folks (1989)

Bill Hicks Live Bootleg - I'm Sorry Folks

Track Listing

01. The Courage Of My Own Beliefs
02. You Suck
03. That's A Nice Fella Back There
04. Peeing On The Dead
05. I Do Suck
06. Oklahoma
07. Almost Broke My Back 
08. Filthy Boy
09. This Is Comedy Hell 
10. The Anti-Christ
11. You're Proving My Point
12. Freebird
13. You Will Be The First To Leave
14. This Is My Second Show 
15. Uncle

Bill Hicks: Chicago, IL, USA (1989)

Bill Hicks Live Bootleg - Chicago 1989

Track Listing

01. Until That First Show In Chicago
02. I Had A Good Time Yesterday
03. Is That Mister Bum
04. Out Dancin' To Their Lights 
05. The Door Is A Jar
06. Two Lighters A Day
07. Gooberosity
08. Freeze Dried And Mailed Home
09. Henry Lee Hicks
10. Crotchless G-String
11. My Three Weeks
12. I Had To Use A Shoehorn Once 
13. People Are Such Retards
14. Grab Hiz Hay Yid
15. Shit I Could Do That
16. Any Questions
17. You Need Fresh Towels
18. Do I Seem Jaded To You People
19. Post-Show Guitar

Bill Hicks: Dangerfield's (1987)

In 1987 Rodney Dangerfield was given a tape of one of Hicks’ shows. He was so impressed he invited him to appear on Dangerfield’s Young Comedians Special. Hicks moved to New York in 1987, playing clubs like Catch a Rising Star and touring with the likes of Melba Moore and Ray Charles, his reputation continuing to grow, critically if not in terms of audience size.


Bill Hicks: The Beginning (1973)

Hicks at 12 years old. The other voice is Dwight Slade, his childhood comedic partner.

The Fuller World [NET Series] (1963)

Three show that Bucky made for National Educational Television, Ann Arbor, Michigan in December 1963.

The Fuller World
Episode 1:  Design Scientist
Episode 2:  The Sum Of It's Parts
Episode 3:  Futuretense

The World Of Buckminster Fuller (1974)

This film by Oscar winning filmmaker Robert Snyder, like his other documentaries on "the greats" (Michelangelo, Henry Miller, Willem De Kooning, Pablo Casals, among others), transports the viewer into Fuller's mind and soul. Told entirely in his own words, the film is an intimate, personal and inspiring message from Fuller to our fragile world.

Friday, 19 August 2011

NPR Interview (1983)

Interviewed by Alex Van Oss, National Public Radio, Washington, D.C (1983)

LSD & The Nature Of Reality (1978)

 Recorded Live - One Cassette

Hofmann recounts the tale of his discovery of LSD and gives a detailed history of its chemical compound and medical uses.

Note: The inherent difficulities of live recordings and the age of some of the recordings can cause variations in the sound quality.

Albert Hofmann was a pharmacological researcher in Basel, Switzerland who was the discoverer of LSD. He wrote LSD: My Problem Child.

Jonathan Ott: KPFK Interview (1995)

Roy of Hollywood interviews Jonathan Ott in November of 1995

Jonathan Ott is an ethnobotanist, writer, translator, publisher, natural products chemist and botanical researcher in the area of entheogens and their cultural and historical uses, and helped coin the term "entheogen".

Jonathan Ott: Pharmacotheon (1993)

The Encyclopedic Entheogen expert Jonathan Ott's presentation Pharmacotheon, July 29 1993, on the implications of international substance use of all kinds and the inter - relatedness to the drug war.

Terence McKenna: The Last Interview (1999)

In November of 1999, six months before Terence McKenna succumbed to brain cancer, Erik Davis visited him at his home on the Big Island of Hawaii for an in-depth interview. This two-disc set covers Terence's final thoughts on entheogens, culture, the future, his own spiritual beliefs, and the grim problem of cancer, death and dying.

A Crisis Of Consciousness (1995)

"Our present global crisis is more profound than any previous historical crises; hence our solutions must be equally drastic. I propose that we should adopt the plant as the organizational model for life in the twenty-first century, just as the computer seems to be the dominant mental/social model of the late twentieth century, and 
the steam engine was the guiding image of the nineteenth century."

~ from The Archaic Revival by Terence McKenna


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Mind Body Spirit Festival, San Francisco, California (1983)

R. Buckminster Fuller speaking at the Mind-Body-Spirit Festival, San Francisco, California, March 25th 1983.

Angel Passage (2001)

This was performed on February 2, 2001 at The Purcell rooms as part of the "Tygers of Wrath" evening of readings and performances celebrating the life of William Blake. Alan Moore and Tim Perkins performed alongside Jah Wobble, Billy Brag and Fat Les. Patti Smith presented an evening of poetry and music devoted to Blake at the same event.

The Highbury Working, A Beat Séance (1997)

This was performed on November 20, 1997 at The Garage in Highbury by Moore and Perkins, with dancer Paule van Wijngaarden. This dealt with an exploration of the area of Highbury, in London. The CD was designed by John Coulthart and released in November, 2000. During his study of the area, Moore looks at - among other things - the building of the football stadium (and the Arsenal football team itself), construction of the underground, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and local gangsters.

The Assassination Of Julius Caesar (2003)

Who was Julius Caesar, a dictator or a populist? And who really was Brutus, who murdered him on the Ides of March? A young hero or a participant in a deep seated conspiracy? This intriguing lecture by the noted author, speaker, activist and scholar Michael Parenti provides surprising new insights and parallels to today that are both shocking and amusing.

Parenti spoke about his Pulitzer Price nominated book: The Assassination of Julius Caesar, a people's history of ancient Rome. He was recorded by Brian Barry in the summer of 2003 in San Francisco.

The JFK Assassination & The Gangster Nature Of The State (1993)

When Oliver Stone’s movie JFK opened in December 1991 a huge PR campaign was mobilized against the film. Even progressives spoke out. Noam Chomsky wrote in support of the Warren Commission's findings – in contrast Michael Parenti gave one of his highly acclaimed talks criticizing the lone assassin theory. The bitter questions that haunted defenders and critics alike was whether government agencies of a democratic country would do such a thing as assassinate an elected President.

In this talk Michael Parenti turns to that question first – he examines, in part one, what he calls “the gangster nature of the state.” In part two he goes over details of the assassination and critiques The Nation, The Progressive, Chomsky and Cockburn. He spoke in Berkeley, CA, on the 30th anniversary of the JFK assassination. 


UFO: The Inside Outsider (1993)

Terence McKenna - UFO: The Inside Outsider (1993)

Recorded at the UFO Expo in Los Angeles, CA. New material from Terence McKenna for UFO fans. "Following Bracewell, we are in the phone home influence of a kind of attractor from the future that is literally sucking biological time into something else." He says we are furtively searching for a suitable metaphor to explain the transcendental object at the end of time.

"We are part of a symbiotic relationship with something which disguises itself as an extra-terrestrial invasion so as not to alarm us."