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Be The Invincible Spirit You Are (Levi’s Jeans ads)

July 15th, 2010 · 13 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats, New York City, Poetry, Real-life Adventure Tales, Weird Things About Me

. {the piece painted onto the wall of the Artomatic+ Art Gallery in London} . Lights dimmed, room hushed, MC in silhouette at center stage blessing the packed room of book-reading edge-cutting hipsters from all over the world thanks to email and web sites and a collective unconscious that keeps them striving for the new, […]

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Henri Cru — The Legend Turns 70

May 5th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats, New York City, Real-life Adventure Tales

  Henri Cru (1921-1992) was Jack Kerouac’s friend for more consecutive years than anybody else.  His childhood friends he later reconnected with had about a 20 year gap in their relationship.  In Jack’s adult life, good ol’ Henri pre-dated and outlasted everyone.  They met when they were students at Horace Mann prep school in New […]

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Setting a Record Sailing the Choppy Seas of Cement

September 8th, 2009 · 11 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats, New York City, Real-life Adventure Tales

(Neal, John & Carolyn Cassady) .   “Keep One Neal on The Wheel” . with a twinkling & loving nod to Neal Cassady . . .   Coming into Manhattan thru the Holland Tunnel — 6PM on the Friday of the Labor Day Long Weekend . . .  It’s my first moments in Manhattan since […]

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The Rose of Hope — Election Night 2008

November 19th, 2008 · 8 Comments · New York City, Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

The  Rose  of  Hope * Election  Night  2008 by Brian Hassett Early morning in the Universe  —  sunrise over a New America. I arose from the floor of a Harlem hotspot dreaming of something way bigger than me.  And right off the mat, the Election Morning Ritual of tea & subtlety, pacing & breathing, and dreaming […]

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Brian’s Online Video Collection

September 28th, 2008 · 24 Comments · Brian on YouTube etc., Hitchhiker's Guide to Jack Kerouac, Kerouac and The Beats, Merry Pranksters, Movies, Music, New York City, Poetry, Politics, Weird Things About Me

Here’s a bunch of online video clips . Here’s my YouTube Video Channel —  BrianHassettVideos — ============================================== Here’s the first show for Blissfully Ravaged in Democracy — a Facebook live stream as part of Merry Pranksters / Twanger Plunkers virtual Acid Test on Saturday June 20th, 2020 . . . Here’s the set […]

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“The whole hockey world is rooting for you guys.”

May 1st, 2008 · 7 Comments · New York City, Real-life Adventure Tales, The Hockey Hippie

 The Prankster Meets The Penguin   . The 3rd game of the Rangers–Penguins playoff series in 2008 when the Rangers went down to the Pens 3 games to nothing . . . So, I went to the Ranger game last night at Madison Square Garden.  What a hoot!  Before the game, there was some rock band […]

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New York Rangers playoff lineup

April 26th, 2008 · No Comments · New York City, The Hockey Hippie

click here for full Rangers line-up, in Word, for nice print-outs New York Rangers Line-up Coach:  Tom Renney GM:   Glen Sather                          Sunday, April 27, 2008 . 82   Martin Straka *  ‘A’ 35/1972;  5’9″;  Czech;  free agent 8/’05, from Kings, Pens 17  Brandon Dubinsky * 21/1986;   6’1″;  Anchorage; drafted, 2nd round ‘04 68   Jaromir Jagr […]

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A Night in The Rangers’ Blue Heaven

April 13th, 2008 · No Comments · New York City, The Hockey Hippie

Rob Salmon’s Rangers Story My good friend Teresa is a season ticket holder, up in the blues, in section 418. She’s a great Rangers fan, a great New Yorker, and a great buddy… she hooks me up with Rangers tickets! Most of my greatest all time Rangers memories are thanks to her, especially in the […]

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Election Night 2004

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · New York City, Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

THE ROCK PARTY  and  THE FALL OF NEW YORK                                                                          * It was a really magic night!  Until the nightmare. Couldn’t sleep the night before  —  up at 6 AM watching the camera follow Don Imus into his polling station with a long line of people out the door waiting to vote, and him saying, […]

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