Wednesday, February 8, 2023

 Beatles/Dylan - Intersections '66

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        Bob Dylan nearing the end of a World Tour in May 1966 in London, finishing up at Albert Hall, spends a night hanging out with John Lennon; during which D. A. Pennebaker  shoots some footage in the back of a limo for a projected film, Eat The Document. (The follow up to Don't Look Back: )This is the complete segment with Dylan and John Lennon: Dylan, near burnout, does two final shows at Albert Hall, attended by The Beatles and their wives and friends.  After which Dylan returns to the United States just before Blonde On Blonde is released, and aside from hanging out with The Rolling Stones during an after hours party in the Chelsea Hotel, when they play Forrest Hills Tennis Stadium in July, goes home up in Woodstock. At the end of July he has a motorcycle accident that puts him in the hospital, and is not seen for more than a year. The projected film, Eat The Document (aside from sporadic screenings over the decades) has never been officially released.  

        Meanwhile, The Beatles are finishing their new album Revolver and embarking on a World Tour of their own in June/July. In August they will do one more tour, in the United States. It will be their last:

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

 Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child 

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 Just as Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child by Harvey and Kenneth Kubernik Published by Sterling Books New York, goes to Press (along with other Hendrix 'Experts' before them, like the Ed Chalpin/Curtis Knight tag team, Alan Douglas and Harry Shapiro), the authors had become (what they saw as) these alluring illusive visionaries, whose benign, phony ecumenical practice (done before, as mentioned above) of speaking for Black Power, was at odds with the (what they saw as), disaffected outrage expressed by young African Americans. (They of course, already being very knowledgeable about Black People and Black Lives and Black Concerns). Hmmmm....  The authors feel that their message, seeps into the reader's consciousness, with the hypnotic charge of a Snake Charmer. Because they have carefully resisted acknowledging that their political beliefs are questionable at best, and because their reach is obviously overwhelmingly White (and impressionably young), their book will sell to a pre-planned audience that will accept the authors transposing of their personal beliefs onto Jimi Hendrix; concluding with, "those were HIS beliefs". Quite a sweet chalk, snowflake job. Nice collection of photographs though. I wonder..... 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Blogs I Follow

Blogs I Follow 

Antonio G. Pereira © 2022 Antonio G. Pereira


Good Morning Folks, Folkies, Folkish and Folklike. It's been a while. Thought I'd post this, as the subjects are very accessible. These are blogs I've been following for more than a decade (almost as long as I've been posting).You may enjoy them as much as I have. 

(Diet) Coke and Sympathy 

Albert Ayler Depot 

E-cookblog BLOG 

From Left To Right; Media & Politics 


In Dangerous Rhythm 

Intelligent Tree 

Lee Bey's Soul Closet 

Lost In The 60's 

Lost Live Dead 

Meet The Beatles For Real 


Pan-African News Wire 

Robbin Milne Visual Artist 


The Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival, Joujouka 


Watching Rainbows: Child of Nature's Beatle Blog 

Forever 5th Dimension

I Was Dreaming Of The Past  




Saturday, February 29, 2020

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (40th Anniversary Edition) - (1CD/1DVD) & Live 1969

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (40th Anniversary Edition) - (1CD/1DVD) & Live 1969
Antonio G. Pereira © 2020 Antonio G. Pereira

        Well Folks, Folkies, Folkish and Folklike, here you've got a First Class pair of related Historical Companion Pieces. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (40th Anniversary Edition) - (1CD/1DVD) & Live 1969
        The Bridge Over Troubled Water set contains the CD of the final Simon and Garfunkel album, with stupendous sound, and a DVD containing their 1969 Television Special (that was almost never aired) and a documentary on the making of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'; with wonderful archival footage of the studio sessions.
        The 1969 Television Special, 'Songs of America', was very much of it's time, and only broadcast once on the CBS Television Network. (Columbia Records - Simon and Garfunkel's Record Label - of course being a part of the CBS Conglomerate.) 'Songs of America' was only aired once, and then buried for decades. Highly Political and Controversial for it's time, beginning with the song, 'America' from the album, 'Bookends'. We see footage of America as it was then. Starting with the towns, the cities, the highways, the land. And following, inter-cut, Historical Footage of Political Figures and Cultural Figures, among them Harry Truman, Adlai Stevenson, JFK, LBJ, Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta Scott King, Ralph Abernathy, Jesse Jackson, Bobby Kennedy, Caesar Chavez, footage of the Civil Rights Marches, the War in Vietnam, the Woodstock Festival, the much forgotten Poor People's March On Washington, stark images of people starving within the United States, the battleground which many cities had become in the wake of the assassinations and the disgraceful living conditions many were forced to live in, the beginning of The United Farm Workers Union; and footage of Simon and Garfunkel having a conversation in their limousine on the way to a concert, about what was going on in the country at that time. The sentiment was anti-war, along with a need to finally address the injustices; and the Sponsors didn't like it. There is also occasional footage of Simon and Garfunkel rehearsing for their upcoming concerts, and performing live during the 1969 tour. Interestingly, the Special was introduced with an explanation of why it was done, by the actor Robert Ryan; who was also a Host of the Woody Guthrie Memorial Concert at Carnegie Hall on Jan. 20th, 1968. The additional documentary, 'The Harmony Game', is a wonderful collection of footage shot during the recording of the album, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', and recent interviews with Paul and Arthur, co-producer of the album Roy Halee, and most of the musicians who played on the album. There are also, disturbing discussions about what went on behind the scenes with regard to the 'Songs of America' Television Special, that sheds light on the thinking and mentality of the Sponsors. The accompanying booklet has a very good collection of photographs by among others, Don Hunstein and Jim Marshall; and some great booklet notes by Michael Hill with regard to the album, and Anthony DeCurtis, discussing the 'Songs of America' Television Special. This is an excellent and well put together set, sure to have you going back to listen to the CD and watch the DVD again and again. Funny, I've always wondered when listening to 'So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright', if Simon and Garfunkel ever had dinner with or met the Architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
        'Live 1969', is an excellent Companion Piece to the Bridge Over Troubled Water CD/DVD set. The live in concert CD captures them in different cities during the 1969 tour, that took place as the 'Songs of America' Television Special was being aired, and they were finishing up the 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' album; which was released on Jan. 21st of 1970. The performances (this time accompanied on some songs by the musicians who were playing with them on the studio album), capture Paul and Arthur at their peak. These concerts were expertly recorded by their co-producer Roy Halee. Fantastic sound and atmosphere with an ecstatic audience, as we listen to Simon and Garfunkel harmonize on 'Homeward Bound', 'At The Zoo', 'The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy), 'Song For The Asking' (as Garfunkel says to the audience from the stage, a new song from the new album they are finishing), 'For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her', 'Scarborough Fair/Canticle', 'Mrs. Robinson', The Boxer', 'Why Don't You Write Me' and 'So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright' (both from the new album), 'That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine' (an old Gene Autry song), 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' (a new song as explained by Arthur, that takes the audience by surprise, and by the end creates explosive applause), 'The Sound of Silence' (more explosive applause), 'I Am A Rock' (the audience going nuts), a gorgeous, moving and perhaps clairvoyant prediction of the future, 'Old Friends/Bookends Theme', a beautiful 'Leaves That Are Green' and finally, an equally moving 'Kathy's Song'. Worthy liner notes from Bud Scoppa and again, wonderful photographs by Don Hunstein.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Simon & Garfunkel - Old Friends 3CD Box Set & Live From New York City, 1967

Simon & Garfunkel - Old Friends 3CD Box Set & Live From New York City, 1967
Antonio G. Pereira © 2020 Antonio G. Pereira

        If you're a fan of Simon & Garfunkel and followed their career, this Retrospective 'Old Friends' 3CD Box Set is a collection you'll want to have.
        Old Friends, begins with some songs from Simon and Garfunkel's first album (all acoustic), 'Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.', with the original acoustic version of 'The Sound of Silence', {My cousin who originally turned me on to Simon and Garfunkel, once told me that during the time Wednesday Morning 3 A.M. had first been released, Art Garfunkel (who had been tutoring a friend of one of her classmates, in mathematics) came at the request of her class one day, and talked about music; during which time each student could ask a question.} as well as two songs which are distinctly political, as well as socially conscious. 'The Sun Is Burning', an anti-nuclear song by British Folk Musician Ian Campbell, with stark images of Hiroshima. And 'He Was My Brother', a powerful song by Paul Simon about the Freedom Riders, who at the time were registering people to vote, and breaking up blatantly segregated accommodations in Bus Stations and at Lunch Counters in towns and cities all across the southern United States. {A cousin, (a college student then) was one of those Freedom Riders, who had gone south to do something about the segregated conditions that were crippling people's lives, and was registering people to vote. I remember him talking about hearing of a young man named Jesse Jackson and his group who were also Freedom Riders and registering people to vote.} The song was also about a schoolmate in Paul and Arthur's school in Queens, Andrew Goodman, who had been murdered that summer of 1964 in Mississippi, along with James Chaney and Michael Schwerner, for registering people to vote; by racists, who included (when these characters were finally tracked down and arrested later on with unrelenting pressure by Attorney General Robert Kennedy) local members of Law Enforcement, who participated in the murders and tried to cover them up.  Paul Simon would later compose another additional song, 'A Church Is Burning', for his first solo album, (only released in the U.K. at the time) 'The Paul Simon Songbook'. 'A Church Is Burning', was also about what was going on in the southern United States. He and Garfunkel would continue to perform both 'He Was My Brother' and 'A Church Is Burning' in concert, through 1967. And then there is '7 O'Clock News/Silent Night', which ended their otherwise beautiful and entertaining late 1966 album, 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme', with a good dose of chilling and disturbing reality.
        During the period Simon and Garfunkel split up after their first album, Art Garfunkel went to Columbia University studying Architecture, while Paul Simon went to England, where he began performing in Pubs in London; and where he saw and was influenced by a remarkable musician named Davey Graham.
        Simon, among many British musicians, including Bert Jansch and John Renbourn (later in The Pentangle) and Jimmy Page (later in The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin), learned to play Graham's innovative instrumental, 'Anji'. This instrumental would later be recorded on Simon and Garfunkel's next album, 'Sounds of Silence, as well as being performed during their concerts. Another important occurrence during Simon's time spent in England, was his meeting with and producing an album for, an American musician named Jackson C. Frank. Simon and Garfunkel would record his song 'Blues Run The Game', for their next album, but the recording was not included on the album. This riveting song is finally included in this Retrospective:
        This brings us to Simon and Garfunkel being reunited for their next album, 'Sounds of Silence'. The producer of Simon and Garfunkel's first album, Tom Wilson, was originally a producer of Jazz Records, and from observing the success of The Byrd's electric recordings of Bob Dylan's and Pete Seeger's recordings respectively 'Mr. Tambourine Man' and 'Turn Turn Turn', Wilson jumped on the band wagon and did the same thing with Simon and Garfunkel's original acoustic recording of 'The Sound of Silence', from their first album. He recorded a backing track for it, using the electric band that was backing Bob Dylan (who was also heading in an electrified direction). This new Folk Rock version of 'The Sound of Silence', was released by Columbia, and the 45 went to number 1 on the charts. Thus Simon and Garfunkel were reunited with a hit song at the top of the music charts, to make their next album, 'Sounds of Silence' with a new electric Folk Rock sound; although in concert, they continued to perform together acoustically.
        Tom Wilson, was a very busy producer (during the decade of the 1960s), working with (among others), The Animals, Bob Dylan, The Mothers of Invention, The Velvet Underground, Nico, co-founding The Record Plant recording studio, but ended up (during the 1970s, which is when he also sold out his interest in The Record Plant), being his own worst enemy. Apparently shooting off his mouth, once too often, at the wrong time, saying the wrong things, to the wrong people. The circumstances of the new decade of the 1970s having changed everything. Tom Wilson, out of step, and on the wrong side of history. And worst of all, he got a reputation. This, accompanied by 'Competition' (Blacks previously blocked from entering the field as producers and arrangers, and just as qualified) put paid to his reign. Because of his arrogant behavior, Wilson ended up alienating a lot of Blacks and ultimately was ignored by a lot of Whites; with a couple of  'trophy' girlfriends who (typically) disappeared when the wining and dining dried up. After the constant name dropping (of past successes the decade before) and current projects that never came to fruition, it was only a matter of time. There are a couple of different versions of his demise. There is (for those who are interested in his career) the following website:
        In final analysis, it's interesting to note that had he lived longer, someone like Tom Wilson would have probably flourished in today's right wing polarized climate. He more than likely would have been touted as being one of the 'idealized blacks' routinely served up today, for 'other blacks' to model themselves after.
        Simon and Garfunkel were photographed quite often by the very talented photographer Don Hunstein, and some of his photographs are included in the booklet in this Retrospective. As he was Official Staff Photographer at Columbia, Don Hunstein photographed many well known artists as well as album covers for (among others) Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Johnny Cash, Tony Bennett, Thelonious Monk etc.... There is a wonderful book of his photographs  as well as this website:
        I find it very unfortunate that the Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist and Author David Halberstam's stirring liner notes for 'The Best of Simon and Garfunkel' Collection, weren't also used for this 'Old Friends' Retrospective set. They would have fit perfectly.
        Simon and Garfunkel's album, 'Sounds of Silence' is represented in the Old Friends Retrospective with (of course) the Folk Rock version of the title song, as well as Simon's beautiful compositions, 'Kathy's Song' and 'April Come She Will' and 'Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall', which ends the first CD.
        Now we come to the gorgeous recordings of their album, 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme', 'Scarborough Fair/Canticle', 'Cloudy', 'The Dangling Conversation', 'For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her', and (of course) 'The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)'. Simon and Garfunkel never looked back after this album.
        As we move to their next album, 'Bookends', with the songs 'America' and 'A Hazy Shade of Winter', and the songs 'At The Zoo' and 'Save The Life Of My Child' (which incorporated respectively, Phasing and early Moog Synthesizer effects), we also have a few live in concert songs from Simon and Garfunkel's 1967 Philharmonic Hall appearance at Lincoln Center. The five live recordings in this set 'A Poem On The Underground Wall', 'Red Rubber Ball', 'Blessed', 'Anji', and 'A Church Is Burning', are incredible to hear. 'Red Rubber Ball' (only released in this Old Friends Retrospective set), is quite an interesting historical piece. Originally co-composed by Simon with Bruce Woodley of British Folk group 'The Seekers' (who performed the title song for the film 'Georgy Girl'), 'Red Rubber Ball' was a hit single for 'The Cyrkle', who were an American Rock group managed by Beatles' manager Brian Epstein. The Cyrkle appeared as one of the opening acts on The Beatles final American Tour in 1966. Simon and Garfunkel's acoustic arrangement of 'Red Rubber Ball', at this Philharmonic Hall concert is quite a welcome discovery. The second CD ends with two beautiful Christmas recordings by Paul and Arthur, 'Comfort and Joy' and 'Star Carol'.
        The final CD begins with the hit song 'Mrs' Robinson', from the film 'The Graduate' (released on both the film soundtrack and Bookends), and the title song 'Old Friends/Bookends' from the album. Then we have some live recordings from a 1968 concert in Burlington, Vermont, that include 'A Most Peculiar Man' from Wednesday Morning 3 A.M. and a rousing, show stopping 'Bye Bye Love'. And this takes us through the recordings of the final album (and masterpiece) 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'. Along with the title song and other wonderful cuts like 'The Boxer', 'So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright', 'El Condor Pasa', 'Cecilia' and 'The Only Living Boy In New York', we also get a gorgeous demo that was recorded during these sessions, named 'Feuilles-O'; with Paul and Arthur singing beautiful harmonies in what sounds like a French/African dialect. Completing the Old Friends Retrospective set, are a pair of in concert Carnegie Hall recordings from their 1969 Tour, 'Hey Schoolgirl/Black Slacks' (this was a song they recorded in the late 1950s as teenagers; calling themselves Tom and Jerry, referring to the cartoon characters), and 'That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine', an old Gene Autry cowboy song. And the third CD ends with their 1975 one-off recording, 'My Little Town'.
        'Live From New York City, 1967' is practically the entire Simon and Garfunkel concert in Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center, with the exception of 'Red Rubber Ball', which is in the Old Friends Box Set. This beautiful concert begins with 'He Was My Brother', sung with conviction by Paul and Arthur, and an audience quietly listening to every word with heartfelt applause at the end. For the next hour, Simon and Garfunkel perform songs from their three (up to that point) albums, 'Wednesday Morning 3 A.M. , 'Sounds of Silence', and 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme'. The concert itself, is wonderfully photographed in the accompanying booklet by Don Hunstein. And Anthony DeCurtis' booklet notes are thoughtful and will put a smile on your face. So many emotions come at you when you listen to this performance. Especially if you remember the time period. It's good to be reminded. This is something you'll cherish, treasure and never forget. The pacing is perfect, with Arthur doing most of the verbal exchange with the audience between songs; funny, poignant, witty. Paul changing guitars from 6 to 12 string occasionally. The harmonies just gorgeous, and the guitar picking exquisite; as they continue to move through, 'Leaves That Are Green', 'Sparrow', 'Homeward Bound', 'You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies' (at the time, a new song), 'A Most Peculiar Man', 'The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy'), 'The Dangling Conversation', 'Richard Cory', 'A Hazy Shade of Winter', Benedictus', 'Blessed', 'A Poem On The Underground Wall' (another new song), the song by Davey Graham that strongly influenced Paul Simon's guitar picking, 'Anji', 'I Am A Rock', 'The Sound of Silence' (this is when the audience begins to roar it's appreciation for this performance), 'For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her' (you can feel the love flowing between the audience and the performers growing), 'A Church Is Burning' (the audience explodes at the end with emotional wild applause), and finally 'Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.' (as the audience shouts for more). Suffice to say, you'll want to have this one too!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A John Lennon Special

A John Lennon Special
Antonio G. Pereira  ©  2019 Antonio G. Pereira

        Today is John Lennon's birthday, and I thought I'd do something special this year. If you're old enough to remember, during the 1960s The Beatles had their own fan club, and a magazine that was published from 1963-1969; named The Beatles Monthly Book. In his wonderful memoir, 'John, Paul, George, Ringo & Me: The Real Beatles Story' , Beatles' Press Officer Tony Barrow explained in detail (pages 41-43), how Publisher/Editor Sean O' Mahony set up and negotiated a deal with Brian Epstein and himself, for The Beatles Monthly Book to become the only authorized Beatles Fan Magazine. (During the 1960s, The Beatles Monthly Book was a regular supplement in the back of Redbook Magazine.)
        A few years ago, I did a posting mentioning a site where you could view the magazine covers, and some of the photographs.
        Today, to complete everything and to come full circle, I am posting the complete collection; the '60s originals and the '90s reprints, on PDF Files. All 77 issues, in colour and black and white. Quite historical, and you can print out each issue. Double Click to open each file.


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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Confessions Of A Raving Unconfined Nut

Confessions Of A Raving Unconfined Nut
Antonio G. Pereira © 2019 Antonio G. Pereira

        Confessions Of A Raving Unconfined Nut: Misadventures In The Counterculture. This is essentially Paul Krassner's autobiography, and it will keep your undivided attention. Krassner has a very good memory, and starting with his childhood in Brooklyn, takes you on a Roller Coaster ride through his memories. From the beginnings of the magazine he created and published, 'The Realist' (you can read and/or print out the entire archive of issues at his website: Go to the Internet Archive Type into the Wayback Machine and then choose Jan. 11th 2019 and click.), you meet the many people he has known and associated with. The Satirists, Comedians, Activists, Magazine Publishers, Musicians, there're all here; Vaughn Meader, Tom Lehrer, Steve Allen, Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce, Hugh Hefner, Dick Gregory, George Carlin, David Frye, Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey, Phil Ochs, Larry Flynt, among many others. His associations with The Yippies, as well as The Diggers and The Black Panthers, as we meet Emmett Grogan, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Bobby Seale, Tom Hayden, Mae Brussell, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Bill Graham, Cass Elliot, The Grateful Dead, The Fugs, Owsley Stanley etc....

        Some of the most fascinating chapters are, 'Lenny the Lawyer' (about Lenny Bruce), 'My Acid Trip With Groucho Marx', with Krassner's description of the making of Otto Preminger's infamous film 'Skidoo', starring Jackie Gleason (who became a Right Wing Show Business FBI contact for J. Edgar Hoover) and Groucho Marx (who ended up tripping on L.S.D. with Krassner -Otto finally decided to try out the shit for himself!) The two chapters, 'The Parts Left Out Of The Kennedy Book' and 'One Flew Into The Cookoo's Nest', are interconnected, as they cover the assassination of J.F.K., the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, the Manson Family (the murders and subsequent trial), Manson's odd, shaky and uneasy relationship with Tex Watson, after they both ended up in jail (in separate prisons), resulting from the murders, Manson's background in Scientology and his use of some of the psychological techniques on the young women in The Family at Spahn Ranch, as well as his ties to The Process cult. And finally, the Watergate Break In (masterminded by E. Howard Hunt - read the article: ), conspiracy theorist Mae Brussell, who's groundbreaking article for 'The Realist', (that essentially laid everything out in detail - The Realist Issue No. 95, August 1972 - The subsquent article by Paul Krassner, "Dear James McCord" in Crawdaddy Magazine, the March 1974 Issue, makes spirited reading as well. A series of back and forth letters, in which Krassner proceeds to stick a pin in pompous ass Nixon crony McCord's balloon.), and which Krassner was able to publish due to John Lennon & Yoko Ono giving him the cash (they were in turn being harassed by Hoover and the FBI, in partnership with the Nixon Administration); laid the groundwork for Woodward and Bernstein blowing the whole thing wide open in their series of articles for The Washington Post.

        In later chapters that cover the 1980's, which (accompanied by the rise of the Reagan/Bush Right Wing Presidency, runaway corruption and greed on Wall street, and the Television Networks News Division's gradual abandonment of all responsibility, and streamlining into 'Entertainment News'), bore witness to the spectacle of touring debates between G. Gordon Liddy and Timothy Leary, and Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin's 'The Yippie's vs. the Yuppie's' (for an informative companion piece, go to Paul Krassner's website, and access Realist Issue No. 130, Summer 1995. The Jerry Rubin Issue.)

        As we near the end of the book, in the final chapters, 'Pranks For The Memories' (pages 339-342) and 'Bloopers and Outtakes: The Parts Left Out Of This Book' (pages 369-371), Krassner's wickedly funny sense of humor is intact, as he takes aim respectively, at (1). Richard Nixon  (A priceless 1974 piece of satire for Chic Magazine, titled "A Sneak Preview of Richard Nixon's Memoir"; sure to have driven Tricky Dickey into Alcohol Dependency, and H.R. Haldeman spinning in a Pinball Machine, hitting every score bell and causing the machine to go TILT. ), and then (2). his battle in court with Rupert Murdoch's Fox Television Network, over the use of Dan Castelleneta's introduction on his live comedy album, 'Irony Lives!' (Castelleneta is the voice of Homer Simpson in The Simpsons animated cartoon show on that network), and the case is decided in favour of the Fox Network's bank of powerful attorneys; but ends up with Krassner leaking the banned introduction of Homer Simpson's voice, on his own website, which crashes because there were so many hits! (He also reproduces the introduction verbatim, in print, in this book.) As he states, "Whoever thought that Homer Simpson would be considered intellectual property? D'oh!"

This is quite a memoir, and well worth reading.