Tuesday, March 21, 2006
William S. Burroughs- Mildred Pierce Reporting
The report has ended.
William S. Burroughs and I both resided in Lawrence, KS, in the mid '80s. I'd cross paths with him occasionally and I attended his infrequent readings. I even had him autograph a copy of Edwin Meese's Attorney General's Commission On Pornography, the subject of my 1986 thesis. But the Burroughs crowd spooked me, and I still have mixed feelings about turning down a couple of invitations to functions at his home. Even with the participation of talents like Hal Wilner and Charlie Hunter, I'm not a big fan of Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales; this track is atypical. Existing fans of the author won't need to be reminded that this brief scatological rant is highly offensive on many levels.