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Episode: Paul Krassner Interview with Eric Cocks
In depth interview of writer, comedian and investigative satirist Paul Krassner on Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. Stand up comedian, founder of The Realist Magazine and co-founder of The Yippies, Paul gives an inside view on everything from the early days of the counter-culture to current writings and observations of these strange, rapidly changing times. From playing the violin at Carnegie Hall at age 6 to using music as inspiration for writing with a rock and roll renegade attitude.
A noted author of many books, Paul has also written for everything from Mad Magazine and High Times to Rolling Stone, National Lampoon and The Huffington Post. Includes insights on friends Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Abbie Hoffmann and Groucho Marx to Chris Rock, Harry Shearer and Eddie Izzard. From inside observations of creating media images in the 60's (and how that was distorted at the 1968 Chicago Convention) to a look at how that applies to current day headlines. Many spontaneous moments and great laughs in this enjoyable March 12, 2010 conversation.
As Paul says at one point, "What could be more absurd than reality?"
Thanks to Paul for his intelligence, humor and generosity of spirit. Please go to his website at http://www.paulkrassner.com for books, artwork and further information.
The rest of today's episode of Connections is available in it's entirety at http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/listen/6352 exploring a wide range of eclectic music.
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Show: Connections... with Eric Cocks
Connections... with Eric Cocks
Explores the connections between songs, songwriters, musicians, producers and people... often in surprising ways.
Vital, intelligent music with true artistic vision. Or just because it sounds good...
Includes extended features on specific artists such as Bob Dylan, The Kinks, The Beatles and far more. Also comedy by Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Eddie Izzard, Paul Krassner and others with a rock and roll renegade attitude. In depth explorations of early electronic music (and how it relates to current music). Vital new music that deserves to be heard. Surf music. Garage bands. British invasion. Rock and Roll. John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Jimi Hendrix, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, The Blues Magoos, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Dr Fiorella Terenzi, Beethoven, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Alex Chilton, Nilsson, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann, Tame Impala, Grimes, The Pretenders, Blondie, Caitlin Rose, Juana Molina, Mojo Mancini, Elliott Randall, Marshall Chapman, Jessy Lanza, Big Star, demos, rarities, unreleased new music and far more may be part of any given show. Also live interviews of performers, writers, producers, engineers, session musicians and people behind the scenes. Plus unexpected surprises...
Previous in depth interviews include Sam Phillips, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, author/comedian Paul Krassner, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Neil Innes of The Rutles, Tommy James, legendary session musician Carol Kaye, Warren Zanes, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Rod Argent of The Zombies, Oscar Winning Composer Alan Menken, Patty Larkin and more. All are available in archives for about 385 days. (Maybe that'll get extended some day.) Stay tuned for future interviews and special features.
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