Monday, January 25, 2010

Bingo Gazingo: R.I.P.

Friend and local novelist/poet Karen Lillis informed me last night of the death on January 1st of the NYC poet, Bingo Gazingo. Today, she sent along this YouTube video of Bingo's impromptu performance of the J-Lo song at the Astor Place subway station. The reaction of the street musician behind him says it all ...

Rest in peace, Bingo.

for the poor
there's not a spring
without blossoms!
translated by David G. Lanoue



Charles Gramlich said...

sorry to hear that.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Bingo Gazingo? Now that's a NAME!And yes the two behind guys were upstaged.RIP Bingo.

Ed Baker said...

that's some tremolando

there in..

I used to LOVE hanging in the tube.. the roaring by trains... music to the ears...

in the 50's used to take the train downtown to the automat...

once we looked up my grandmother's cousin the "crazy poet" Harvey Silver (Silvar, if you please)

both Bingo Gazingo (Murray Wachs) and Jack Micheline (Harvey Silver)

hit by a taxi on the way to the Bowery Poetry Club? (that still there?)


Ed Baker said...


I left something out... again...

both these guys


priceless and national treasures!

maybe even geniuses

Ed Baker said...

me again.

here is link to The Bowery Poetry Club..

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Ed, I had a feeling you would be able to knit this all together ... the Holman video on the Bowery Poetry Club site is fantastic ...

eejit ... beauty!

Charles, thanks.