Please click below to listen to yesterday's interview on Beneath the Surface (KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles and 98.7 FM in Santa Barbara), a progressive, independent news and talk radio show in Los Angeles. Michael Slate is conducting the interview.
In the beginning of the interview, you hear William Burroughs' "A Thanksgiving Prayer" -- I was so moved by this prayer, I had to post it for the holiday season!
Thanks for the wild turkey andthe passenger pigeons, destined
to be shit out through wholesome
Thanks for a continent to despoiland poison.
Thanks for Indians to provide amodicum of challenge and
Thanks for vast herds of bison tokill and skin leaving the
carcasses to rot.
Thanks for bounties on wolves
Thanks for the American dream,To vulgarize and to falsify until
the bare lies shine through.
Thanks for the KKK. For nigger-killin' lawmen,feelin' their notches.
For decent church-goin' women,with their mean, pinched, bitter,
Thanks for "Kill a Queer forChrist" stickers.
Thanks for laboratory AIDS.
Thanks for Prohibition and the
war against drugs.
Thanks for a country wherenobody's allowed to mind his
Thanks for a nation of finks.
Yes, thanks for all thememories-- all right let's see
You always were a headache and
you always were a bore.
Thanks for the last and greatestbetrayal of the last and greatest
of human dreams.