Audio excerpted from 'Last Words of Hassan Sabbah' by William Burroughs.
5 years ago
Hallucination Engine 1994
8 years ago
Assembled from the experimental films and recordings of the Beat literary icon. An eerily prophetic work from the cut-up period of the 1960's, Last Words of Hassan Sabbah is quintessential Burroughs, an artist who lived life on the periphery of Western civilization in order to distance himself from the control mechanisms that permiate culture.
5 years ago
In this clip from 1977, the renowned William S. Burroughs, the author of 'Naked Lunch' and 'Junkie', talks about his addiction to heroin. He says it didn't cause any real damage to his health and he has no regrets. For more classic clips, go to http://www.cbc.ca/archives Subscribe: http://bit.ly/CBCSubscribe Watch CBC: http://bit.ly/CBCFullShows About CBC: Welcome to the official YouTube channel for CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster. CBC is dedicated to creating content with original voices that inspire and entertain. Watch sneak peeks and trailers, behind the scenes footage, original web series, digital-exclusives and more. Connect with CBC Online: Twitter: http://bit.ly/CBCTwitter Facebook: http://bit.ly/CBCFacebook Instagram: http://bit.ly/CBCInstagram Junkie author William S. Burroughs on heroin addiction: CBC Archives | CBC https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTV
1 year ago
A question and answer session with William S. Burroughs, hosted by Allen Ginsberg. Topics include nuclear weapons, disarmament, Equal Rights Movement, aliens, dreams, mind-altering drugs, reincarnation, Space travel, television, economics, and the function of the artist. Recorded 11th August 1980 at Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University Keywords: beat generation, literature and the state, technology and literature, literature and society, protest literature, public discourse This recording is licensed under a CC BY-ND-NC 1.0 licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/ Image by Christiaan Tonnis; Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ http://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4306771895
9 years ago
Thanksgiving Day, Nov 28,1986 first appeared in the chapbook Tornado Alley, with illustrations by S. Clay Wilson. Gus Van Sant then made a short film of Burroughs reading the text. This poem resonates today as exposing what has gone horribly wrong in the USA, or maybe what has always been wrong. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1986 William S. Burroughs For John Dillinger In hope he is still alive Thanks for the wild turkey and the Passenger Pigeons, destined to be shit out through wholesome American guts thanks for a Continent to despoil and poison thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and danger thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin, leaving the carcass to rot thanks for bounties on wolves and coyotes thanks for the AMERICAN DREAM to vulgarize and falsify until the bare lies shine through thanks for the KKK, for nigger-killing lawmen feeling their notches, for decent church-going women with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces thanks for Kill a Queer for Christ stickers thanks for laboratory AIDS thanks for Prohibition and the War Against Drugs thanks for a country where nobody is allowed to mind his own business thanks for a nation of finks — yes, thanks for all the memories all right, lets see your arms you always were a headache and you always were a bore thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams.
7 years ago
Spare Ass Annie And Other Tales William S Burroughs & Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy Island Records/1993 P.S. Sorry people I could'nt add track 13 (Junkie's Christmas) because it is longer than youtube allows