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Playlist: Gonzo Journalism

Compiled By: Dan Davis

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An Encounter With Hunter S. Thompson

From Paul McDonald | 02:05

One encoutner with the Good Doctor was enough.

Pounhunter_small Broadcast 2/24/05, WFPL, Louisville, Kentucky.

Hunter S. Thompson on Outlaws and Hell's Angels

From Blank on Blank | Part of the Blank on Blank series | 17:15

"I keep my mouth shut now. I’ve turned into a professional coward.”
- Hunter S. Thompson, as told to Studs Terkel in 1967.

Hunter_thompson_square_small In the 1960s, Hunter S. Thompson spent more than a year living and drinking with members of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle club, riding up and down the California coast. What he saw alongside this group of renegades on Harleys, these hairy outlaws who rampaged and faced charges of attempted murder, assault and battery, and destruction of property along the way--all of this became the heart of Thompson’s first book: Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga. Shortly after the book came out, Thompson sat down for a radio interview with the one and only Studs Terkel.  

The Bushwick Book Club Seattle Presents!: Hannah Williams on Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

From Geoffrey Larson | Part of the The Bushwick Book Club Seattle Presents! series | 05:00

Songwriter Hannah Williams talks about her approach to writing songs for the Seattle Rock Orchestra inspired by Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Performed for the monthly showcase, The Bushwick Book Club Seattle.

Hannah_williams_headshot_small The Bushwick Book Club is not your run of the mill book club.  Much like any, we act upon the urge to read and to have discussions about what we read.  But we found that this was not enough for us.  When we read books, we also want to write songs about them.  And when we write songs, we like to perform them for an audience.  This radio segment puts the audience in conversation with a musician about their song writing process for a given book.  It is an adventure into the world of a musician and their techniques for their craft.

 

Songwriter Hannah Williams talks about her approach to writing songs for the Seattle Rock Orchestra inspired by Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.  Performed for the monthly showcase, The Bushwick Book Club Seattle.

Strange and Rare Birds: Ralph Steadman & Ceri Levy

From Alex Wise | Part of the Sea Change Radio series | 29:50

Confronted with the topic of extinct birds, filmmaker and author Ceri Levy took an unorthodox route to raising awareness. He enlisted the irreverent and intoxicating painter, Ralph Steadman, who’s most famous as the partner-in-crime and illustrator for legendary gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson.

Levy and Steadman embarked on the project, Extinct Boids, and created a coffee table book that documents in colorful hilarity many species of birds that have ceased to exist on the earth, as well as some that only ever existed in the recesses of Steadman’s unrestrained mind. A portion of the proceeds of the book go to supporting wildlife preservation through BirdLife International.

While the book is at once a joyful exploration of imagination and a somber reflection on conservation, the conversation you’re about to hear in which host Alex Wise attempts to keep up with the creators of Extinct Boids is almost completely inane.

Ralphsteadman_small Confronted with the topic of extinct birds, filmmaker and author Ceri Levy took an unorthodox route to raising awareness. He enlisted the irreverent and intoxicating painter, Ralph Steadman, who’s most famous as the partner-in-crime and illustrator for legendary gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson. Levy and Steadman embarked on the project, Extinct Boids, and created a coffee table book that documents in colorful hilarity many species of birds that have ceased to exist on the earth, as well as some that only ever existed in the recesses of Steadman’s unrestrained mind. A portion of the proceeds of the book go to supporting wildlife preservation through BirdLife International. While the book is at once a joyful exploration of imagination and a somber reflection on conservation, the conversation you’re about to hear in which host Alex Wise attempts to keep up with the creators of Extinct Boids is almost completely inane.