Supplement to ‘In a Lifetime (Once, 1961)

ygI found this in ‘Rub Out the Words; The Letters of William S. Burroughs, 1959-1974.

WSB in Paris to Allen Ginsberg in New York, dated Dec 30 1960 (about 4 months before Yuri Gagarin’s orbit of the Earth).

‘One must be careful of “seruche” (altitude sickness) and depth madness and the bends.. Hazards of The Silent World.. Space is silent remember.. There are no words in space remember.. Space swimming desperate.. Remember is not personal opinion..’

Tape cut-up with Brion Gysin from 1960 recorded at the BBC in London.