Happy Birthday, Gregory Corso!
Mar30

Happy Birthday, Gregory Corso!

Okay, we admit it. We forgot his birthday. This post has been backdated to make it look like we remembered, but we won’t lie… We forgot. Sorry. Oh well, better late than never. Which was okay with Corso, himself. He was the youngest of the Beats but he is one of the best remembered – up there alongside Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs. So let’s wish him a belated happy...

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Loneliness and Waitresses: Tom Waits and Charles Bukowski
Mar29

Loneliness and Waitresses: Tom Waits and Charles Bukowski

By Ardin Lalui Imagine a world without waitresses. Who’d want it? There’s some men have no use for a world like that. For them a life without waitresses is no life at all, no life worth living. Take Tom Waits and Charles Bukowski. Waitresses have left a deep mark on the art of both and have helped shape and add meaning to some of their best work. They have both drawn waitresses as romantic and mysterious. Waitresses have altered the...

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The Whole Shot: Collected Interviews With Gregory Corso
Mar25

The Whole Shot: Collected Interviews With Gregory Corso

Rick Schober of Vox Redux Press is attempting to publish a collection of  interviews with the late Gregory Corso. The collection currently features eight interviews from the 1970s and 80s, and has a cover photo by legendary photographer, Hank O’Neal. As with many other start-up projects these days, Rick is using Kickstarter to help cover some of the initial costs of the project. If you donate, you will not only be helping put a...

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Happy Birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!
Mar24

Happy Birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!

Lawrence Ferlinghetti is the owner of City Lights Bookstores & Publishers of San Francisco. As the publisher of some of the most important works in Beat (and literary) history, as well as a great poet in his own right, Ferlinghetti holds a special place in the hearts of all of us here at Beatdom. He has made tremendous contributions to the world of literature and to the city of San Francisco. Let’s all wish him a happy 92nd...

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Happy Fear and Loathing Day
Mar21

Happy Fear and Loathing Day

It was forty years ago today that Hunter S. Thompson and Oscar Zeta Acosta set out on the journey that became one of the 20th century’s greatest novels. Read more at The...

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Happy Birthday, Jack Kerouac!
Mar12

Happy Birthday, Jack Kerouac!

Jack Kerouac, legendary author of On the Road, would’ve been 89 yrs old today. He was born March 12th, 1922.

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Go, Man, Go!
Mar08

Go, Man, Go!

Check it out: Two Beat souls performing on stage for Kerouac’s 89th birthday. More at...

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Dylan Links
Mar08

Dylan Links

There have been a couple of Bob Dylan links passed to me this past week by Michael Hendrick. Here they are: Beats, Bob Dylan Changed America 50 Years Ago Suze Rotolo Bob Dylan’s Girlfriend and the Muse Behind Many of his Songs Dead at 67 Bob Dylan Given Permission to Perform in China Restored Version of No Direction Home Coming on Dylan’s 70th Birthday What Makes a Great Protest...

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