Peter Arshinov (1887 - c 1937) first met Nestor Makhno in Butyrki prison in Moscow.
Arshinov was serving 20 years for smuggling arms into Russia, having earlier escaped whilst awaiting hanging for the shooting of the boss of the railway workshops of Alexandrovska.
Makhno was serving life imprisonment with hard labour (commuted from the death penalty) for political assassinations. Both men were liberated by the Revolution, and in 1919, Arshinov joined Makhno in Ukraine, where he became involved in cultural and educational work in the area controlled by the Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army of Ukraine. He was also the leader of the Confederation of the Anarchist Organizations of Ukraine.
He wrote his History of the Makhnovist Movement in 1921.
Here's a link to the text , courtesy of Libcom:
Then, when I started college I met a lot of old heads from the sixties who had seen it all before. In 1983 1968 seemed to me an impossibly long time ago, but to these guys it was just the other day.
So I came to be aware of The Situationists, and stuff like this.
Copies of Spectacular Times are available to read online here...
This 1988 compilation of singles, b-sides and rare tracks went to #9 in the UK album charts.
Dark and menacing plundering of the lexicon of pop.
I disagree. True, there was a time when I could perform prodigious feats of memory. Party tricks.
My memories of real life events however, tend to be sketchy collages of fact and fancy. I know for a fact that some of my memories are memories of dreams.
I was convinced, however, that when I was a child I had seen this film.
It would have been in the early seventies and I would have seen it on TV with my nutty 'babysitters', late on a Saturday night.
I could remember only tantalizing details; The Marquis' moustache, the somnambulism, the bow and arrow, the candles...
It's taken about 25 years for me to track it down. You can download it from this blog.
Matthew Miller grew up in White Plains, New York.
In 2001 he became a Baal Teshuva, adopting Orthodox Judaism and taking the Hebrew version of his name-Matisyahu.
This is his second studio album, produced by Bill Laswell and featuring Roots Tonic (Aaron Dugan- guitar , sounds; Josh Werner -bass, keyboard; Jonah David -drums, percussion).
Cut the bank for the fill.
pumped out of the river
into the old swale
killing whatever was
even the muskrats. Who did it?
There's the guy.
Him in the blue shirt and
Level it down
for him to build a house
on to build a
house on to build a house on
to build a house
on to build a house on to . . .
William Carlos Williams (1883 – 1963)
Visit to W.C.W. circa 1957, poets Kerouac Corso Orlovsky on sofa in living room inquired wise words, stricken Williams pointed thru window curtained on Main Street: "There's a lot of bastards out there!" Allen Ginsberg- Death News (1963)