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Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac videos

November 16th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Brian on YouTube etc., Hitchhiker's Guide to Jack Kerouac, Kerouac and The Beats, Music, Real-life Adventure Tales

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Here’s some video from various “Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac” appearances . . . in the order the pieces appear in the book . . .

 

Here’s a whole bunch of clips in one YouTube Playlist in the sequence they appear in the book  . . . 🙂 

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Here’s a great group piece with Jami Cassady, Levi Asher & Prof. Walter Raubicheck at the book release party at The Kettle of Fish — the bar that’s on the front cover of the book where Jack famously stood by the BAR sign — 🙂

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Here’s the full (and funny) “Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack” talk at The Beat Museum’s Beat Shindig in San Francisco in 2015 . . .

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Talking about how the book came to be written . . .

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Here’s part of the opening Chapter . . . 

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Here’s the start of the “Meeting Your Heroes 101” (ch. 4) with David Amram on keyboards and Kevin Twigg on drums at the Lowell Celebrates Kerouac festival October 2016 . . .

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Here’s the next part from “Meeting Your Heroes” with Jack Micheline and Andy Clausen . . .

 

The Professor In The Park scene (chapter 9) —

at Lowell Celebrates Kerouac — Saturday, October 10th, 2015 —
with The LCK All-Stars at The Worthen — the oldest tavern in Lowell

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The same Professor In The Park scene —
at Jack’s gravesite the day before — 
October 9th, 2015 — Lowell, MA — video by Philip Thomas

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Or here it is in 2016 from Brother George’s stage-side camera . . . 

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Here’s hanging with Herbert Huncke on the Chautauqua porch (ch. 12) . . .

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“This was the Super Bowl of the Beats — and the Grateful Dead were playing the half-time show.”

Here’s the Dead at Red Rocks scene (ch. 14) — in a Red Room and ad hoc improvised in chaos like an Acid Test with a rock band.

with The Mark T Band at the Crimson Room in Toronto, and special guest Raina — Oct 23rd & Nov 13th, 2015.

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And here’s the excerpt from the book that sets up that Grateful Dead Red Rocks performance in ’82.

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And here’s a killer, wild-ranging radio interview with Jake Feinberg — Saturday, Nov. 14th, 2015 — the day after the above performance … and the host opens raving about that very Dead show!

Listen here:

http://www.jakefeinbergshow.com/2015/11/the-brian-hassett-interview/

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Or here’s another pretty great interview published in the major Blues site out of Greece:

http://blues.gr/profiles/blogs/canadian-writer-poet-traveler-brian-hassett-talks-about-the-rock

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Here’s the funny Al Aronowitz – Allen Ginsberg showdown from the final night of the conference (ch. 24) . . .

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Here’s a hitchhiking part — leaving Colorado for San Francisco (ch. 25) —

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And here’s the same hitchhiking trip — arriving in Marin (ch. 25) — 

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Here’s the first time I set foot on Kesey’s Furthur Bus at his farm in Oregon (ch. 30) . . .
Filmed at the opening of the Merry Prankster / Twanger Plunkers Family Reunion — April 29th, 2016  . . . 

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The first time the book appeared on stage —
at The Pranksters in Wonderland — Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 —
The “meeting the original Bus” scene at Kesey’s (ch. 30) . . .

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The final chapter — “A Song of The Road I Sing” — 
at Pranksters In Wonderland — Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 —
with Jojo Stella — video by Jeremy Hogan

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And here’s some Rolling Stone Book of The Beats, and other stories and poems . . . 

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1 Brian Hassett, SF, June 27 2015

(The Beat Shindig in S.F., photo by Jim Musselman)

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Or here’s some Jack himself . . . 

The “San Francisco epiphany” part of On The Road — 
with Kerouac’s principal musical collaborator David Amram —
at Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! — Sunday, October 11th, 2015 — 

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Or here’s a pretty in-the-zone version of the “Hearing Shearing” part of On The Road with the Still Hand String Band — wildally improvised an hour after I arrived on Friday night at Bear’s Picnic in PA, August 7th, 2015 — video by Prankster Ollie

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Or here’s a riffing story-telling tribute to Carolyn Cassady that seemed to come out pretty well . . . 🙂 

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Or here’s a crazy moment — first time I ever stepped on stage with The Mark T Band — at the Crimson Room in Toronto — doing Jerry Garcia’s tribute to Kerouac —> Jack’s “Hearing Shearing” from On The Road — August 21st, 2015 — video by Trevor Cape

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Coming soon . . .

The Beat Shindig in San Francisco —
The largest gathering of the Beats in 20 years — put on by The Beat Museum —
June 28th, 2015

Lone Star Dead Radio interview with Eric Schwartz —
on the air since 1983 — the longest continually-running Grateful Dead radio show in the world —
aired live June 12th, 2015 

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For a more complete collection of various Brian videos, go here.

For reactions to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac, check this out.

For a whole second round of readers’ reactions to the book, check out these!

Or here’s a ton more of the raves that came in from all over the world.

You can order a copy of the book here or here or here or here.

For an excerpt — check out the Meeting Your Heroes part here.

Or here’s some background on exactly who all was there.

Or here’s another except — about Edie Kerouac Parker and Henri Cru.

 

 

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Brian Hassett      karmacoupon@gmail.com      BrianHassett.com

 

 

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ken Morris // Nov 16, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Hassett is spontaneous w/ a master plan, always freewheeling and energized.

    That radio interview is like an all nighter w/ Jester w/o the libations. Informative, manic, always profound — one hundred percent pure Hassett! You keep going til there is no more go. Always.

  • 2 Gubba // Nov 17, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    Great memories. In the first clip, Gubba’s fat head blocks the stage momentarily, then I blurt out “Let the good times roll” before Spirit can get to it! Also a distinct Gubba chortle off stage as she shakes her booty!

  • 3 Ashlee Rosko // Nov 19, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    So much fun!!!

  • 4 Deb Reul // Nov 22, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    Eeee-ha!! Brian’s back on stage! The world needed this, man. Keep that Beat boppin, B-ster!

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