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Finding Kesey

January 29th, 2017 · 13 Comments · Hitchhiker's Guide to Jack Kerouac, Kerouac and The Beats, Merry Pranksters, Weird Things About Me

Finding Kesey . Following the November 2016 election I knew it was time to get my own house in order. Β A year had been lost to a losing campaign, added to five years of On The Road domino-tumbling madness that had passed since my mother had passed in 2011, and there was a lot of […]

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Hillary Clinton Javits Center 2016

November 13th, 2016 · 18 Comments · New York City, Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

Election Night 2016 in New York City . . It was such a beautiful fall Tuesday in New York. We were all in such a good mood. But in retrospect there were some early warning signs I’d rationalized and dismissed: The tollbooth clerk I had a happy election exchange with but when asked who she […]

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Jack Kerouac’s novella “Pic” Reconsidered

September 25th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats

. I Pick Pic . Thirty years ago I remember saying to my Beat brothers at the Cedar Tavern in Greenwich Village that I thought Vanity of Duluoz was right up there with Jack’s greatest works. Β And they all looked at me like I was crazy and said, “Yeah, but nobody else thinks that.” πŸ™‚ […]

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Alice Cooper, Dr. John & Tom Waits Rock n Roll HoF Inductions β€” What They Play & What They Say

March 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Music

Β Got live if you want it . . . The last great Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. There’ll never be another with as many key, great musical artists in one year. The following is a customized composite of tweets, blogs n news reports on the untelevised Induction ceremony, including sequence and set-lists, […]

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