Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Paul Williams Benefit Concert
I received an email yesterday from Electric Shepherd Productions announcing a benefit concert for former PKD-executor and founder of Crawdaddy magazine, Paul Williams, who as I recently wrote, needs full time care after a long, slow decline following a bicycle accident. The concert is in San Francisco on June 28th, and sounds like a good show based on the lineup they've put together, above and beyond the good cause it's supporting. Perhaps this is an opportunity for a gathering of bay area Dick-heads, as we could meet up and get some drinks while we watch the show. Let me know in the comments if you are interested. If you don't know about Paul Williams's contributions to our culture's ultimate embrace of PKD's novels, well, you just aren't paying attention. Redeem yourself by reading Paul's 1975 feature on PKD for Rolling Stone magazine here. And if you doubt Paul's (and Crawdaddy magazine's) contributions to pop culture, remember, he rode to Woodstock in the Grateful Dead's limo. Then read this interview Crawdaddy arranged between William Burroughs and Jimmy Page. More on Williams here.
Buy your tickets here. Hope to see you at the show.