A research plea from Arthur HQ

We’re desperately seeking a copy of BE NOT CONTENT: A Subterranean Journal by William J. Craddock, published in 1970 by Doubleday. It is long out of print and original copies are going for $300-$400, which is well beyond our price range. We just want to read the darn thing. If you can help, please let us know via Comments or email. Thank you.

For the curious: here’s Rudy Rucker writing on Craddock.

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was, amongst other things, 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 and many other print publications 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 one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I wrote a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

9 thoughts on “A research plea from Arthur HQ

  1. It’s in 219 libraries that are accessible through interlibrary loan to me in Oregon, and about 16 of those are in California. Shouldn’t be too much trouble. Have you tried WorldCat through your local library?

  2. David — I believe they (San Bernardino County Library) only do loans between branches within their system, and it is not in any of their branches.

  3. Alexander Street has it online. I can get to it via my school’s library, but can’t print it out (it is posted in page-by-page images). I’d give you my login, but you could divert my paycheck to the Arthur fund. If you know anyone in school, check with ’em.

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