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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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Wailin’ at The Whitney

January 26th, 2013 · 12 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats, New York City

Wailin’ at The Whitney Β (a feature story from 1995 on the historic Whitney Museum show)   Communities of creative minds exchanging ideas has been a dream of artists from the moment they first walked away from the other apes and got back to the land to set their soul free.Β  The Lost Generation cafΓ© klatch […]

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The “On The Road” Scroll Auction

October 14th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats, New York City, Real-life Adventure Tales

Part I, The Author’s Song   The passing of the scroll … It’s gone to a good place … . . . with an iconoclastic, white-tie wearin’ John Lennon lovin’ β€œhuge Bob Dylan fan,” spirit of the 60s, buddy of Brinkley’s, crony of Thompson’s, and owner of the Indianapolis Colts (my new and forever favorite […]

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