William Burroughs Reading

I know very little about this, I fear. Shamans of the Blind Country is the film that this is a snippet of, and according to the original poster, “The film studies the Magar people of West Nepal, a pre-literate mountain tribe living in the vicinity of the Dhaulagiri range and practicing a shamanistic religion.” I do know that it’s out of print and unavailable on eBay, assuming that it was ever available on VHS.

I also know that part of the film is narrated by “Uncle Bill” Burroughs. And I like to hear Burroughs read just about anything, honestly. His voice is pretty damn amazing. Here’s the snippet:

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To further my point, below is a couple of other bits.


Somebody took some bits from his Dead City Radio spoken word album and did a wonderfully mental bit of stop motion animation to it. Here is “Ah Pook is Here.”

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And here’s Uncle Bill using his spoken word prowess on behalf of Nike. Which is sorta weird and sorta cool all at the same time. Which I’m sure is exactly what Nike was aiming for.

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