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Friday, March 23 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
“We’re Gonna Rise When the Sun’s Going Down”: Peter Stampfel in Conversation with RJ Smith

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A ramble through the life of the man Robert Christgau called the other genius to come out of the Greenwich Village folk scene, with pointers on the days before Bob, Harry Smith, the Fugs, playing music with Sam Shepard, Mississippi John Hurt, and Lester Bangs, the great Have Moicy album, and the recent recording of Have Moicy 2.


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RJ Smith

RJ Smith has been a senior editor at Los Angeles magazine, a contributor to Blender, a columnist for The Village Voice, a staff writer at Spin, and a contributor to numerous other publications. His award-winning cultural history, The Great Black Way, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller. His new biography of James Brown is titled The One.   Abstract: | | "There Was a Time: James Brown in Augusta" One city looms largest in the shaping of... Read More →
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Peter Stampfel

Peter Stampfel has been called the other genius to come out of the Greenwich Village folk scene (Bob Christgau said it). He can talk folk in the days before Bob, the birth of the Fugs, playing with Sam Shepard, Mississippi John Hurt, and Lester Bangs, the great Have Moicy album and the recent recording of Have Moicy 2. His recent Come on Board was a collaboration with Jeffrey Lewis. Stampfel knows them all. He is one.


Friday March 23, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (GC) 238 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012