Benefit for Tuli Kupferberg
I will be in Chicago for readings (more details on that later) so I will have to miss the occasion, but people in the NY area should definitely try to go. Tuli is a culture hero activist Bodhisattva of major proportions — & right now he can need all our help. This, via the Allen Ginsberg Project:
John Zorn Trio
Produced by Hal Willner
Kupferberg suffered two strokes in April and September 2009 which left him virtually blind, confined to his apartment and in need of 24-hour care. He is recovering well—he is able to speak clearly—but has overwhelming medical ($3,500 a month!) expenses not covered by Medicare or the very modest publishing/royalties income he earns at the age of 86. A number of his friends and admirers are coming to his aid by performing in a benefit concert produced by Hal Willner, including his fellow Fugs, Jeff Lewis, John Kruth and an all-star band, Lou Reed, Sonic Youth, Pete Stampfel, John Zorn and others who will be announced soon.
If you can’t make the show, you can still make a tax deductible donation through the Fugs’ website >>