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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – The Greatest Show in Television History

February 28th, 2022 · No Comments · Weird Things About Me

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – The Greatest Show in Television History THIS IS A ROUGH DRAFT — MUCH MORE TO COME NEED SCREEN-GRAB LENNY BRUCE  I know I’m a few years late on this, but — √ season one — 8 episodes √ two — 10 episodes √ three — 8 episodes √. four — […]

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The Power of Recycling

November 30th, 2021 · 5 Comments · Weird Things About Me

The Power of Recycling . I inherited a bunch of stuff when my dear friend Uta passed away a few years ago.  One thing was her old laptop.  I wiped it clean of her personal files, and always thought I might use it, but it’s a PC and I’m a Mac guy, and “once you […]

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How To Remove A Squirrel’s Nest From A Tree

September 30th, 2021 · 12 Comments · Brian on YouTube etc., Weird Things About Me

How To Remove A Squirrel’s Nest From A Tree   . We live in a very wildlife-rich area, and everybody gets along.  Well, I’m sure the rabbits aren’t too fond of the coyotes and foxes, but other than that, the deer, skunks, opossums, beavers, chipmunks and raccoons don’t cause each other or the non-furry animals […]

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The Beat Museum’s Jerry Cimino Introduces Brian Hassett

April 30th, 2020 · 12 Comments · Blissfully Ravaged in Democracy, Kerouac and The Beats, Politics, Weird Things About Me

Introduction to Blissfully Ravaged in Democracy (April 2020) . Sometimes you meet a person who thinks like you do, who views the world through a similar lens.  For me, Brian Hassett is one of those people. We’re all products of our times, and Brian, being slightly younger than me, came of age in a different decade […]

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Brian Hassett – Adventures in Print

January 26th, 2020 · 21 Comments · Blissfully Ravaged in Democracy, Kerouac and The Beats, Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales, Weird Things About Me

40 YEARS IN PRINT . A CHRONOLOGY OF THE PUBLISHED REAL-LIFE ADVENTURE TALES . . 1977 – May — writing a song with Guess Who founder Chad Allen – not in print as of yet, but it is on my website here. 1980 – April — John Anderson in San Diego – Blissfully Ravaged in […]

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Pranksters for Proactive Politics

November 30th, 2019 · 1 Comment · Merry Pranksters, Politics, Weird Things About Me

. Original Merry Prankster George Walker & author-performer Brian Hassett team up to make elections fun again. Soon to be joined by an unlimited cast of players and Pranksters crisscrossing the United States in a new version of Ken Kesey’s original psychedelic Furthur Bus — and this one is going to go even Farthur! After […]

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Woodstock 50th Anniversary in New York

August 23rd, 2019 · 27 Comments · Music, Real-life Adventure Tales, Weird Things About Me, Woodstock

A Festival of Festivals . I said somewhere on social media leading up to the Woodstock 50th that it should and would be experienced by people in different ways all over the world. “Friends not corporations create Woodstock.” There was no required location or situation. As Jerry Garcia said of the Beats — “… it […]

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Holy Cats! Dream-Catching at Woodstock ’94 — how it opened

June 30th, 2019 · 5 Comments · Weird Things About Me, Woodstock

Excerpt from Holy Cats! Dream-Catching at Woodstock — from Thursday evening as it was just beginning . . . It was 10 PM, the gates had just opened, and beaming faces were exuberantly discovering the field by the thousand.  Fresh hay had been laid all over the natural amphitheater and it glowed like cashmere in […]

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Brian Hassett Set Lists

May 31st, 2019 · 12 Comments · Hitchhiker's Guide to Jack Kerouac, Kerouac and The Beats, Merry Pranksters, Weird Things About Me, Woodstock

Midwest Tour — May 2019 . Thomas O’Shea House Party — Berea, outside Cleveland Ohio – Friday, May 10th, 2029 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac – the Marin Epiphany – from ch 26 – The Airplane Hanger in Marin The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac – ch. 3 – Dancin’ to The Boulder Boogie – Who […]

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Al Hinkle Hero of The Humble

January 31st, 2019 · 9 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats, Poetry, Weird Things About Me

Al Hinkle — Hero of The Humble . Gracious Giant, Gentle Giant. A Literary Giant’s Character for Eternity — Still alive in every copy of On The Road in every country In The World, The lovable affable portable — Big Ed Dunkel, The Everyman in the car, man. Not a Cassady — Not a Kerouac, […]

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