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The Springsteen – Dylan Moment at Shea Stadium, summer ’03

August 23rd, 2010 · 5 Comments · Music, New York City

The Bob Night at Springsteen . . .   I noticed that no one seems to be talking about Bruce’s Dylan rap moment. So, first Bruce returns after the 1st round of encores, “And I’m thinking, ‘Okay, if anybody’s comin out, this is it.’”  Being a New Yorker, I’m always pullin for this, there being […]

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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 · 27 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 Channel   —   BrianHassettVideos   — “Brian is the horse of a different color you’ve heard so much about.”                                                     […]

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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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