VDRSVP #1 for Old Times’ Sake

VDRSVP #1, eds. Jan Herman & Norman O. Mustill [San Francisco, 1969]

I’ll be posting info about the contents as soon as my venereal staff of thousands manages to get its shabby act together. But first things first: What a great title. Second things first: VDRSVP #2 and #3 are coming too.

Postscript: Jan. 9 — The staff finally woke up. Here are the contents of VDRSVP #1.

FRONT PAGE
Ticker running across the top:
+ SAN FRANCISCO / ATHENS / NEW YORK / MANNHEIM / LONDON + TIME / 12:46 + SAMOA / NOME / MIDWAY / DEDUCT 6 HRS + WEATHER / SOFT +
Above the fold, left to right: “The Story of Scroloboulopouos” by Nanos Valaoritis; “Who’s in Charge Here?” by Mary Beach; “A Routine” by Alan Ansen; “They ate their words” (photo) by Larry Parque; “Diarrhoea” by Dennis Jasudowicz; “Yes, Prince, Clear Surprise!” by Jan Jacob Herman; “Death TV” by Carl Weissner.
Below the fold:”The Moving Times” by William S. Burroughs.

BACK PAGE
Top: “Go Ago” (visual poem) by N. O. Mustill;
Middle: “Goethe Today” (photo of installation) by Wolf Vostell;
Right: “Signals” (collage) by J.J. Herman;
Middle bottom: “Printout 1″ (collage) N.O. Mustill.
All the texts are continuations from the front page, with a notation that “The Moving Times” was reprinted for the first time in the U.S. by courtesy of the author and Jeff Nuttall, who originally published it in England in My Own Mag.

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