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Tuli Kupferberg, poet and co-founder of The Fugs, passed away today at the age of 86.

Tuli helped write about himself in the 2009 Harvey Pekar graphic novel The Beats: A Graphic History.
posted by psylosyren (36 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
What a synchronic post for me. I just listened to The Fugs First Album for the first time today. I had read about Harry Smith's involvement and I was pleased that he gets a call-out on Nothing.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot at 3:03 PM on July 12, 2010


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posted by roll truck roll at 3:05 PM on July 12, 2010


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posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:10 PM on July 12, 2010


How would I do a "." that is conveyed very loudly?
posted by NoMich at 3:15 PM on July 12, 2010


The Fugs' doing "Couldn't Get High" (live) - this almost single-handedly destroyed my narrow teenage idea of what 60s / "hippie" music was all about, so

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posted by ryanshepard at 3:16 PM on July 12, 2010 [3 favorites]


Bummer.
posted by dhammond at 3:20 PM on July 12, 2010


This is not the sort of coincidence I approve of.
posted by ardgedee at 3:32 PM on July 12, 2010 [2 favorites]



posted by Smart Dalek at 3:53 PM on July 12, 2010


I met Tuli at a Zappa concert on St. Marks in December of 1966. I was a 16 year old street kid on the Lower East Side, a baby beatnik slum goddess from the L E S. He was incredibly kind and generous and funny. He gave me a place to stay, fed me, gave me books to read. He listened to me, unlike most men I knew then, and we had serious intellectual conversations. I lost touch with him after I moved away from the city, now I wish I hadn't.
posted by mareli at 3:55 PM on July 12, 2010 [11 favorites]


1001 Ways to Live Without Working, 1001 Ways to Beat the Draft, two books full of insidious wisdom, jokes too... Bye, Tuli....
posted by njohnson23 at 3:57 PM on July 12, 2010


Goodbye Tuli.
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posted by Obscure Reference at 4:08 PM on July 12, 2010


Yay Fugs. Boo death.

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posted by tspae at 4:47 PM on July 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


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posted by jtron at 5:03 PM on July 12, 2010


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posted by TrialByMedia at 5:10 PM on July 12, 2010


You can't outrun the Angel of Death. Sing cuckoo sing. Sing cuckoo sing...

Goodbye, Tuli.

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posted by jonp72 at 5:21 PM on July 12, 2010


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posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:23 PM on July 12, 2010


fucking-a, man...
posted by orme at 5:32 PM on July 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Damn.

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posted by languagehat at 5:49 PM on July 12, 2010


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posted by Jeeb at 5:51 PM on July 12, 2010


I bought a copy of the first album, way back when. It disappeared long ago, but some of the songs still have a way of popping up in my head.

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posted by beagle at 6:00 PM on July 12, 2010


I want to say something about the grief I feel, but it doesn't feel appropriate.

I shit my pants.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:13 PM on July 12, 2010


I mean, it had to happen, but, crap.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:22 PM on July 12, 2010


I'm calling my mom now about this. I don't know if she's heard. Last time I visited, we danced around the living room to the Fugs. I suspect she'll be upset about this, as I am.

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posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 6:59 PM on July 12, 2010


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posted by joe lisboa at 7:12 PM on July 12, 2010


THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. THE TEEEEENNNNNNNNN COMMMMMMANNNDMENTS.

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posted by matthewstopheles at 7:25 PM on July 12, 2010


A word I have never forgotten, thanks to Tuli Kupferberg: hyperemiator.
posted by Faze at 7:43 PM on July 12, 2010


1001 Ways to Beat the Draft blew my teenage suburban mind. TK was one of the most seriously anarchist comics to walk the planet.
posted by kozad at 7:58 PM on July 12, 2010


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posted by LeLiLo at 9:26 PM on July 12, 2010


I wonder if he's leaving everything to Herzegovina.


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posted by Spatch at 11:14 PM on July 12, 2010


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posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 12:53 AM on July 13, 2010


flow on river of shit
posted by bonefish at 1:09 AM on July 13, 2010


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posted by marienbad at 2:56 AM on July 13, 2010


I didn't know much about the Fugs, but you gotta like Boobs a Lot.
posted by yhbc at 6:32 AM on July 13, 2010


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posted by Grinder at 8:28 AM on July 13, 2010


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posted by ahimsakid at 11:17 AM on July 13, 2010


How would I do a "." that is conveyed very loudly?
Like this.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 10:19 AM on July 14, 2010


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