There's a mention of West Germany establishing diplomatic relations with
Israel that dates this to about May 12, 1965.
On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 1:57 AM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Today is the 100th birthday of author William S. Burroughs. One technique
> that he pioneered was the audio tape "cut up;" a random collection of
> word bits achieved by turning on and turning off a tape machine at random
> intervals during newscasts. His efforts towards this end occurred years
> anyone else worked in this way, and it would later become a major component
> in industrial music, particularly in the 80s.
> This is one of the few early examples of such work ever to be published. I
> have long wanted to truly date it, as "Early 1960s" is as close as anyone
> got to a date, and I'm sure Bill had no idea himself. The source appears to
> be New York City radio, flipping across the dial. WINS is mentioned at one
> Of course, fragments are fragments, and the aim was to achieve combinations
> of fragments that would tend to transcend the meaning of what was spoken
> and to create new meaning. But as close as I can get to a date for this is
> late April, early May 1965, owing to references to snipers in the Dominican
> Republic during the Civil War there.
> Can anyone else get closer, or am I on the wrong track?
> David N. Lewis
> Lebanon, OH