SEPTEMBER 8 — ALFRED JARRY
Inventor of ʼpataphysics, precursor of Dada & surrealism.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY. GRANDPARENTS DAY.
Marquesas, Polynesia: FEAST OF PAPA-IEA, God of Kava Drinking.
ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 8 IN HISTORY…
1784 — Shaker leader Mother Ann Lee dies, Watervliet, New York.
1873 — Pataphysician, proto-surrealist Alfred Jarry born, Laval, France.
1949 — Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco dies, Mexico City, Mexico.
1974 — U.S. President Gerald Ford pardons Richard Nixon.
1974 — Evel Knievel jumps Snake River Canyon on a rocket motorcycle.
1977 — Blacklisted film comedian Zero Mostel dies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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September 8, 2009 by Jay Babcock
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Alfred Jarry, Evel Knievel, Feast of Papa-Iea, Gerald Ford, Grandparents' Day, International Literacy Day, José Clemente Orozco, Kava, Mother Ann Lee, pardon, richard nixon, Snake River Canon, The Shakers, Zero Mostel |
About Jay Babcock
I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona.
In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com
Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.