A Palimpsest of Thanks

—Behind The Hell’s Angels Letters   11, 12, 13 Palimpsest Time with his old face Death with his skull face God with his No Face Under my own face —Milton Klonsky   What did William Blake have to do with The Hell's Angels Letters book? More than you might think. In my mind his artwork was the artbook I didn't work on in 1971 or so. This was the artbook I did. It all went back to that. But let's take the story slowly. 1994. It was an unlikely event ...
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Rory Feehan’s Review

I am still basking in the joy of Rory Feehan's review on his blog Totally Gonzo. When I saw Hunter - the first day we met - at the What's My Line panel show, he was (now that I think of it) probaby the mystery guest. The mystery guest was famous. The others had an occupation the panel had to guess. I liked the show as entertainment, but when it came Hunter's turn and the panel had to guess who the "real" Hunter S. Thompson was, and then he stood up (a scene that is beautiful now on YouTube),...
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Gonzo Journalism

Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. Asked to give someone advice on what to do with his life, Hunter replied: "To presume to point a man to the right and ultimate goal - to point with a trembling finger in the RIGHT direction - is something only a fool would take upon himself." But since an answer was requested: "As I said, to put our faith in tangible goals would seem to be, at best, unwise. So we do not strive to be firemen, we d...
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