On February 3, 1961, in the midst of a severe blizzard, he gave a famous performance at Carnegie Hall in New York. It was recorded and later released as a three-disc set, titled The Carnegie Hall Concert. In the liner notes, Albert Goldmandescribed it as follows:
I could not describe Rush Limbaugh in better terms. While he crossed the line acceptable even to his own listener's (mostly because he gave the enemy ammunition) chagrin, that's Rush...and this is still America.This was the moment that an obscure yet rapidly rising young comedian named Lenny Bruce chose to give one of the greatest performances of his career. ... The performance contained in this album is that of a child of the jazz age. Lenny worshipped the gods of Spontaneity, Candor and Free Association. He fancied himself an oral jazzman. His ideal was to walk out there like Charlie Parker, take that mike in his hand like a horn and blow, blow, blow everything that came into his head just as it came into his head with nothing censored, nothing translated, nothing mediated, until he was pure mind, pure head sending out brainwaves like radio waves into the heads of every man and woman seated in that vast hall. Sending, sending, sending, he would finally reach a point of clairvoyance where he was no longer a performer but rather a medium transmitting messages that just came to him from out there — from recall, fantasy, prophecy. A point at which, like the practitioners of automatic writing, his tongue would outrun his mind and he would be saying things he didn't plan to say, things that surprised, delighted him, cracked him up — as if he were a spectator at his own performance!
From a biblical position, when I call abortion murder, spiritually speaking it is! Thus I call the mother and medical personnel involved with that crime murderers! Far worse a designation than if the mother became pregnant unmarried calling her a fornicator. If she had the pattern of multiple abortions out of wedlock and I wrote that she was a murdering whore, no one from my biblical based culture would disagree especially if the intention of my writing as a conservative columnist and social critic were to stop that unseemly sinful cancer destroying our nation.
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