Beat & the Unbeat

29 08 2007

Never one to miss an opportunity to hear some Spontaneous Beat Prosody, while grazing at a local purveyor of vinyl slabs I recently laid a paper George Washington head on the checked-out counter and strolled away with this item.

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Click here to take a tour of Greenwich Village in the early 1960s. Jean Shepherd does the narrating.

Beat & the Unbeat items at the ARChive of Contemporary Music:
Kenneth Patchen With the Chamber Jazz Sextet Kenneth Patchen Reads His Poetry
Jack Kerouac With Steve Allen Poetry for the Beat Generation
Allen Ginsberg Howl & Other Poems
Irving Fields Trio Pizza and Bongos
and more . . .




One response

30 08 2007

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by the internets, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the streets at dawn looking for a good dollar record –

Like, dig who just popped his Blogoschmeer cherry! It’s a gas to have you with us, Bryan.

Now blow, dad, blow!

– J.

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