Monday, September 15, 2008

Taylor Mead

I'm crying quietly to myself because I'm in Las Vegas and this Friday (September 19), Warhol's film Lonesome Cowboys will be playing in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. I've been dying to see the film for years, and it's shown practically nowhere. To make it all the more painful (or wonderful, if you can actually go), a discussion with Warhol Superstar and underground film legend Taylor Mead will follow the film.

So, in an attempt to pretend that I'm not envying the citizens of San Francisco, I've been watching a few You Tube videos of Taylor Mead this week. Highlights include...

Taylor Mead reading his poem "Song to Jake Gyllenhall" at The Bowery

Taylor Mead remembering Jackie, Candy, and Hollie. Apparently they all went to poetry readings back then. My week is made.

An interview with Taylor Mead.

A preview of Excavating Taylor Mead, a documentary about Taylor Mead that will be shown at the Yerba Buena Center on Sunday, September 21.


Dodie Bellamy said...

I'm planning on going to the Yerba Buena event. Very excited about it.

Andy Nicholson said...

Ah yes, I actually heard about the event through Kevin's post to the Buffalo Poetics List. I hope it was as wonderful as I expect it was.