Zeeber Gold: Ken Kesey

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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