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Lee Oswald and Lee Loughner

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Poetry, Politics

  I happened to be reading The Warren Commission when the the Tucson tragedy went down, and when I saw that mug shot with the left black eye and —  Click! . . . I started to notice an inordinate number of similarities between Oswald, Loughner and the two shootings . . . Both were […]

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Smokin’ Charlie’s Saxophone

September 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Music, New York City, Poetry, Weird Things About Me

Here’s a poem I wrote about the eternal spirit of New York City . . . including the ever-present ghosts of Charlie Parker, Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady . . . turned into a jazzy song by Will Hodgson and The Mighty Manatees, and played here with special guests Walter Tate Jr. on sax and Jason […]

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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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Some famous people who didn’t have kids . . .

June 2nd, 2010 · 66 Comments · Poetry, Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales, Weird Things About Me

Sans Sons — a Song in Names Only . . . This the most complete, up-to-date and diligently researched list of childless people anywhere on the internet or in print. Just for fun — if you speak each name aloud or to yourself (rather than just scan) it takes you on much more of a […]

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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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Where Wayward Jekylls Hyde — The Mighty Bama-Rama Rap

September 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Poetry, Politics

Where  Wayward  Jekylls Hyde The  Mighty  Bama-Rama  Rap                                                                                 by Brian Hassett, Sept. ‘08     Like tonight is the night, the Barack is The Rock, And “change” is The Word, and the voice has been heard, . And the heart is on the drums, and passion’s playin’ […]

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Sittin’ on my Roof in New Orleans

February 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Poetry, Politics

[performance poem] . I was sittin’ on my roof in New Orleans, When george bush came by sellin’ re-fried beans; Now, “I’m a man of means, by no means,” So he took ‘em back, Said, “Fuck you, Jack. You gotta have coin, and not live in a shack, in any country that I attack.” And […]

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Carolyn Cassady birthday poem

February 9th, 2008 · 16 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats, Poetry

Happy B Day to The Big C! A girl so nice you had to C her twice! It’s the Big Sea at Big Sur! And finding the sacred rocks to reflect, and seeing the glistening gems shine thru the crashing waves of life with you. I saw the best minds of my generation get buzzed […]

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Love Is

February 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Poetry

. Love  Is     . Love is missing someone             when they leave the room                         just for a minute   Love is living in an electric 3-D high-resolution wide-screen technicolor heaven             after living in a world of out-of-focus rabbit-ears                         in blurry black & white   Love is hugging the other person’s pillow in […]

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