August 29, 2010

Broadcast Date: 
Aug 29 2010

On Beyond the Pale's monthly music special, we remember Tuli Kupferberg, poet, author, cartoonist, pacifist, anarchist, publisher, jester, co-founder of the 1960s band The Fugs and self-styled "world's oldest rock star," who died July 12, 2010.

Episode segments
  • Remembering Tuli Kupferberg
    Music, Arts & Culture, Comics, Literature, Obituaries

    Musician and comic book artist Jeffrey Lewis, was raised in New York City and is a maker of comic books, tragi-comic folk narratives, and head-smashing garage rock - all of which meld together into the band currently known as Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard. The Beats-A Graphic History, a collection of comic book biographies of Beat Poets, edited by Paul Buhle, has been released by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. In additon to work by the late Harvey Pekar (who also died on July 12, 2010) and Ed Piskor and others, the collection includes Jeffrey Lewis' 10-page comic book biography of Tuli Kupferberg.

    Steven Lee Beeber is the author of The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's: A Secret History of Jewish Punk. He has written for many publications, including Bridge, Conduit, Fiction, Heeb, Maxim, MOJO, The New York Times, The Paris Review,, Rain Taxi, and Spin. He is the editor of Awake: A Reader for the Sleepless, an anthology featuring work by writers including Margaret Atwood, Aimee Bender, Joyce Carol Oates, and Davy Rothbart.

    Abe Velez

    Abe Velez talks with Jeffrey Lewis and Steven Lee Beeber about the life and music of Tuli Kupferberg.  Good talk and lots of music by Tuli Kupferbeg, The Fugs and Jeffrey Lewis.

    Plus a special tribute to the late David Nolan, host of WBAI's Morning Dew.