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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Wednesday, April 19th – 7:30pm
Live Stream Only:
Walker Talks!
A Monthly Excursion
into the Mind of Walker Brents III
Tonight’s Subject:
Harry Smith, Magus

Wednesday, April 19th at 7:30pm, tune in to our live stream to catch Walker Brents III’s monthy talk., this time out on the American Magus Otherwise Known As Harry Smith. The historian of unspeakableness. The cartographer of the ungraspable. The anthologist of the collection of songs that inspired the 20th century left wing poetic archetype. The scribe of our mysterious comprehension of the unknowable momentary perception. The one we know ourselves to be, uniquely particular, observent and elegant. The one upon whom nothing is lost. The one whose work we are, always. Whoever that is, consider this as that…

Walker Brents III has been elucidating topics of a diverse nature on a near-monthly basis at Bird & Beckett for two decades. There are good, though in a sense unfathomable reasons that you should tune in! Find out for yourself by doing so, and consider also becoming a donor to Bird & Beckett, a rare institution in a relentlessly reductive and homogenizing America.

Find Bird & Beckett’s live streams at the appointed hour in one of three places:
1) the video window at the top of our website
2) Bird & Beckett’s YouTube channel (look for the “live” button in the navigation bar)
3) Bird & Beckett’s Facebook page (same deal, look for the “live” button)
In all three cases, you won’t see the video until it’s starting, so refresh your screen if it’s not evident. Good luck!
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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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The Independent Musicians Alliance

Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site

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