Sunday, January 24, 2010

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the benefit at St. Ann's Warehouse on January 22nd, including performers, producers, and attendees! Your support is greatly appreciated by Tuli and his family. And to those of you who have been sending donations, your generosity is tremendous. This new blog is being created in response to interest generated by the benefit and in order to sell merchandise left over from the show. Hopefully, it will evolve over time to serve a larger purpose, but for now our time and blogging skills are both limited, so bear with us in the interim.

120 tee-shirts were printed to be sold at the concert merch table, and we have a few dozen left. They are available in black only, with a b&w picture of Tuli on the front. We have S, M, L, and XL, with only a few of each size left. They are $20 each.

We also have a few copies of Tuli's cartoons left over. These were made to be sold at the concert as well, and Tuli personally signed each one. They are similar to the prints that Tuli would sell from his folding table on Spring Street, and are mounted on left over mattes which Tuli had purchased for that purpose. Five different images are available, including a couple that had never before been published. Fewer than ten of each were made, and quantities are very limited. Please see the images below and specify which one you would like. They are $30 each.

Please include $5 for postage and handling for each item purchased. Send cheques to Sylvia Topp, 160 6th ave. Apt. 5s, New York, NY, 10013. Allow us a few weeks to send the items out, we are not professionals. Don't forget to include your address. 100% of these sales go towards Tuli's expenses. Thanks again for your interest and support!


  1. Dear Samara:
    I would like to buy T Shirt and Tuli's Cartoon. Is it possible to send me those things to Slovenia? Would you please contact me

    Kind regards for you and Tuli,
    Marko Jensterle

  2. In 1967, as a sophomore at Stuyvesant HS then on 14th street, I found contact information for Tuli who then lived (as I recall) on east 4th street, and arranged to interview for the Stuyvesant newspaper.

    I showed up at his apartment one winter evening with a suitcase size reel-to-reel tape recorder (he asked if I was crazy to carry that through the East Village - I wasn't, just naive) and recorded an hour and a half session.

    Tuli spoke of the coming of direct citizen voting using electronic in home connections, of ending the war as the only viable alternative, and more.

    One of his answers suggested that NO ONE should be addicted to a drug, if the drug started to get hold of you, stop it, maybe try a different one. The Stuyvesant faculty refused to print any interview segment that gave even minimal support to drug use. I quit the paper.

    Life hasn't been the same for me since a young kid met a great man that night.

  3. Just received my cartoon in the mail. My house looks better already!


  4. ordering now, thank you.
    wish i would have seen this earlier this year, all the best and lots of comfort to tuli, an incredible poet, thinker, artist...wish there were more like him.



  6. Samara,
    Please accept my condolences.... I was privileged to see the Fugs perform just a few years back in Albany, NY. It was an experience I will not soon forget. I would love to have some of Tuli's artwork in my home. When you are feeling up to it, please contact me so that I might purchase something. Thanks so much - Michael