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 ...
Read More

Meeting Hunter Thompson at Random House, YouTube

Here's a new post by HST Books on the tenth anniversary of Hunter Thompson's death. Hard to think it's been so long. Even harder to think how permanent it is. Martin writes: Over the years since Hunter S. Thompson disconnected himself from this reality I have had the misfortune of stumbling upon a new breed of fan. This would be the fan who admires his actions of February 20 and his method. These days there are three main types of fan. The first would be the lover of his work. The second ...
Read More

Keep This Quiet!

Hunter often said Harrell was the best copy editor he’d ever worked with. --William McKeen, Outlaw Journalist But what was the rest of the story? The first book in this memoir series - Keep This Quiet! - captures the fear and loathing, charm and romance of Hunter in the late 60s. Included are genuine, funny letters Hunter sent Margaret during and after the publication of his break-out first book, Hell’s Angels. This is a perfect companion to Hell's Angels - to see some of his anguished le...
Read More

Meeting Hunter – YouTube

Here is a YouTube clip from the Gonzo Fest Louisville 2014, compliments of filmmaker Nick Storm. After a tantalizing trailer, Nick has just put up for sale his film of selected portions of the entire Gonzo Fest 2014. Meanwhile, here are my memories of excerpted from my hour and a half presentation at Carmichael's Bookstore. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26Avx8Sk4dw
Read More