Kenneth Goldsmith (born 1961) is an American poet. He is the founding editor of UbuWeb, teaches Poetics and Poetic Practice at the University of Pennsylvania and is Senior Editor of PennSound. He hosted a weekly radio show at WFMU from 1995 until June 2010. He has published ten books of poetry, notably Fidget (2000), Soliloquy (2001) and Day (2003) and Goldsmith's American trilogy, The Weather (2005), Traffic (2007), and Sports, (2008). He is the author of a book of essays, Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in a Digital Age (2011). As editor he published I’ll be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews (2004) and is the co-editor of Against [...]
Did you know that the Rolling Stones made a television commercial for Rice Krispies cereal in 1964? I did not. But thanks to WFMU's Twitter stream, I do now. And I'm glad for that. It was apparently co-written by Brian Jones. Also, it is Friday afternoon.
"For every $1000 we raise via our pledge site, through the mail, or over the phone at 800-989-9368 on December 8th, we’ll fill a giant balloon with helium and tie it to Ken’s lawn chair. If we’re successful with this cash bomb, WFMU will raise $180,000 in just one hour, Ken will lift off, and Jersey City will quickly become the new Roswell." (After the jump, due to autoplay!)