January 2, 2006


I DON'T REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT IT, but it is "On the Internet so it must be true." I was dunking about in depths of Internet Archive's Way Back Machine to try and see if there are any remnants of the original American Digest from late 2001. They're aren't. They only go back to May of 2002. Then, because I am always curious about myself [Ed: And who isn't?] I plugged my own name into the machine. Out popped the following from the stone ages: Internet Archive: Details: John Cage at KPFA on July 29, 1971

"On the evening of Thursday, July 29, 1971, John Cage visited KPFA to discuss his current activities and interests and also to read the first and fifth sections from his Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse). He also reads a high school speech which garnered a permanent trophy for Los Angeles High School where he was valedictorian of the class of 1928. Present in the room during the discussion are also Charles Amirkhanian, Richard Friedman, Charles Shere and Gerard Van der Leun. Gordon Mumma joins the discussion to talk about the latest activities of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company with which he and Cage are associated."

1971? Not in that room any longer, but still present and accounted for, sir!

Posted by Vanderleun at January 2, 2006 4:31 PM
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