Friday, Jan 22, Brooklyn: A BENEFIT FOR TULI KUPFERBERG OF THE FUGS
A Benefit for Tuli Kupferberg
Produced by Hal Willner
Friday, January 22 at 7:30PM
at St. Ann’s Warehouse
38 Water St
DUMBO, Bklyn, NY 11201
Tuli Kupferberg, the influential songwriter who co-founded the Fugs, suffered two strokes, in April and September 2009, which left him blind, confined to his apartment and in need of 24-hour care. He is recovering well—he is able to speak clearly—but has overwhelming medical expenses not covered by Medicare or the very modest publishing/royalties income he earns at the age of 86. A number of his friends and admirers are coming to his aid by performing in a benefit concert produced by Hal Willner, including his fellow Fugs [Ed Sanders, more], John Kruth and an all-star band, Lou Reed, Sonic Youth, Peter Stampfel, John Zorn and others who will be announced soon.
I can’t get there! Wish him all the best for me.
Good old Tuli.
“1001 Ways to Beat the Draft” Oliver Layton Press – 1966
(with Robert Bashlow)
Just a sampler:
1. Grope J. Edgar Hoover in the silent halls of Congress.
2. Get thee to a nunnery.
3. Fly to the moon and refuse to come home.
5. Become Secretary of Defense.
6. Become Secretary of State.
7. Become Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare.
8. Show a li’l tit.
9. Castrate yourself.
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