Ted Gerike

Writer and Creative Director. 

Founder and Editorial Director of Now Instant Image Hall. 

Clients: Apple, Google, Levi’s, Samsung, Dropbox, Nowness, Anonymous Content, The Directors Bureau, Epoch FIlms, MJZ, CAVIAR. 

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English as/a Second Language

64 pages
6” x 8.75”
Spiral Bound

About English as/a Second Language:
English as/a Second Language (Talking Package), released by the now defunct Freeway Records in 1983, is a comprehensive collection of Los Angeles poetry, music, and spoken word of the Reagan Era. In a sprawling 84 tracks, organized regionally from Soto to Sepulveda Boulevards, this double record houses a Cassavetes-esque ensemble of beats, hippies, poets, and punks, and includes the work of Wanda Coleman, Michael C. Ford, Charles Bukowski, Dennis Cooper, Exene Cervenka, and Henry Rollins, among others.

Solano Archives has reissued English as/a Second Language as an intermedia anthology, publishing a selection of poems to serve as a reader to the record, which has been reissued and remastered. 

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