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  • Castaways Alphabetically
    Sam Bevan
    14 Dec
    Alex de Grassi
    02 Dec
    Tierney Sutton
    26 Oct
    Toby Gleason
    28 Sep
    Terrence Brewer
    21 Sep
    Brad Stone
    24 Aug
    Ron Carter
    17 Aug
    Yosvany Terry
    10 Aug
    Julian Waterfall Pollack
    29 Jul
    Carl Sonny Leyland
    27 Jul
    Dana Leong
    20 Jul
    Greg Sankovich
    13 Jul
    Mark Applebaum
    07 Jul
    Ingrid Jensen
    15 Jun
    Jeff Chambers
    08 Jun
    Jim Rothermel
    01 Jun
    John Thiessen
    25 May
    Hal Stein
    21 May
    Cindy Browne
    27 Apr
    Tony Marcus
    13 Apr
    Ed Earley
    06 Apr
    John Coppola
    30 Mar
    Tod Dickow
    24 Mar
    Sandy Cressman
    09 Mar
    Marcus Belgrave
    02 Mar
    Peck Allmond
    23 Feb
    Lisa Pollard
    09 Feb
    Dave Slusser
    02 Feb
    Dick Hindman
    05 Jan


    Most Recent Castaway - 27th April, 2018
    Tate Swindell (2018)

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    Born and raised in California, Tate Swindell is a poet, archivist, photographer and record producer. His San Francisco-based label, Unrequited Records, has released recordings by Beat Generation icons Herbert Huncke, Harold Norse and Jack Micheline, as well as by underground folk legend David Dondero. He has recorded and interviewed literary giants such as Amiri Baraka, Diane di Prima, Andrei Codrescu and Ruth Weiss.

    Tate has traveled the globe, producing and participating in poetry-related events at locations such as The Nuyorican Poets Café in Manhattan, Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, and locally at City Lights Books, the Beat Museum, and Beckett Books & Records, which he rates as the best bookstore in the city for poetry and jazz. He is currently editing a collected book of poems by one of the greatest poets, Bob Kaufman, and as part of his research on this book he became the first person to gain access to the Bob Kaufman archives at the Sorbonne University in Paris.

    Tate’s own collections of writings and photos include the titles "Palpitations", "The Creation of Deadlines", and the latest, "Ghost Eclipse" due out on Two-Way Mirror Press later this year.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 John Coltrane A Love Supreme Resolution Impulse
    # 2 George T. Johnson Harlem of My Childhood Easter on Adeline Blackside
    # 3 Wardell Gray Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 2 Jackie OJC
    # 4 Art Pepper The Trip Sweet Love of Mine OJC
    # 5 Louis Jordan All Hits! Beans and Cornbread Golden Stars
    # 6 David Murray Featuring Saul Williams Blues for Memo A Mirror of Youth Motéma
    # 7 Blood Orange Freetown Sound Best to You Domino
    # 8 Nikki Giovanni Truth Is on Its Way Ego-Trippin' Right-On Records
    # 9 David Dondero The Transient Stars Are My Chandelier Future Farmer
    # 10 Eric Mingus Um ... Er ... Uh Grey ... Was Never So Color ... Ful ... (for Jack Micheline) Some Records
    # 11 Nina Simone Nina Simone at the Village Gate Zungo Ghent
             
    Book Bob Kaufman, "Solitudes Crowded by Loneliness"
             
    Luxury Item "My magnifying glass"