Zeeber Gold: Ken Kesey

in Radio Riel Main, Weekly Programme, Zeeber Gold

by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 20 February, 2013

Join us for another in our series of classic interviews from ZBS Foundation with the movers and shakers, thinkers, artists and musicians of the 1960s and 1970s: Zeeber Gold.

The series airs at 11am and 7pm Pacific Time (19:00 and 03:00 GMT) every Wednesday.

Today we present a special 3‐part extended (98‐minute) interview with Ken Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion, recorded in his home in Oregon in 1970.

_tken kesey3Kenneth EltonKenKesey (September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001) was an American author, best known for his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) and as a counter‐cultural figure who considered himself a link between the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s. “I was too young to be a beatnik, and too old to be a hippie,” he said in a 1999 interview.

Today’s interview consists of the following sections:
1 – INTELLECT AND VIOLENCE Kesey’s reactions to Mt. Analogue by R. Dumal, and to the music of Dylan and Coltrane; an account of a meeting with Jean Genet and the Black Panthers.
2 – TILLER TALES Taking STP; losing the past; getting it back again; using it.
3 – DREAMS AND MOVIES A dream; going to a Doors concert after getting out of jail; The Exterminating Angel a Luis Bunuel film.

Find out more about Ken Kesey here.

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