A Moment Cherished

Kiss me And even though We shall miss thee A moment cherished Shall never perish

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‘Apprentice to an Apprentice’: The Perilous Passage of Terry Wilson
Jul27

‘Apprentice to an Apprentice’: The Perilous Passage of Terry Wilson

by Matthew Levi Stevens “According to Brion Gysin, I was an Apprentice to an Apprentice and I have never claimed otherwise. In my work I have always done absolutely what I wanted to do at the time. I have been fortunate and privileged to encounter and become friends with some incredible people.” – Terry Wilson, Introduction to Perilous Passage “The standardised explanation was published. I shall oppose it with heresy…” – Charles...

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The Nature of Beatdom Issue 11 (with lots of photos)
Jul23

The Nature of Beatdom Issue 11 (with lots of photos)

Dear Readers, We certainly hope that you like to look at pictures – because this is about as many as we think we can squeeze into a single post. The idea is to show that, while the ebook and kindle formats are handy, Beatdom is still fun to have your own personal copy of, like in the old days of the literary journal, when you stuck it in your pocket or bag and pulled it out to read while on the bus, at the doctor’s office...

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Beat Generation Tickets Go On Sale July 26
Jul21

Beat Generation Tickets Go On Sale July 26

MRT and UMASS LOWELL ANNOUNCE TICKET INFORMATION FOR JACK KEROUAC’S ‘BEAT GENERATION’ TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 26 AT NOON ONLY 2,000 TICKETS AVAILABLE   Merrimack Repertory Theatre and the University of Massachusetts Lowell announced today that tickets for the world premiere staged reading of Jack Kerouac’s “Beat Generation” will go on sale Thursday, July 26 at noon.  Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at MRT.org or by...

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Persian Translation of “Book of Haikus”
Jul19

Persian Translation of “Book of Haikus”

This is the cover for an exciting new version of Jack Kerouac’s classic Book of Haikus. The writing on the cover is Persian and this is the first time the book has been translated for publication in Iran. It’s always great to see Kerouac’s work published in other languages as the rest of the world is treated to his prose and poetry. It was translated by Alireza Abiz and released March...

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Don’t Smoke!
Jul16

Don’t Smoke!

Here’s a cool video of Allen Ginsberg talking with Conan O’Brien from 1994. The quality is poor but he sings a great little song called “Put Down Yr Cigarette Rag”.  

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The Black Rider
Jul13

The Black Rider

In the late 1980s, William S. Burroughs and Tom Waits collaborated on a musical called The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets. In 1990 it was performed on Austrian TV, and here’s the rip that was recently released on YouTube…    

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Tiger Trap

Bungalow Bill and them barbershop buzzards Great soot! the Tigers roam free Do not forget me, Mag up on the wall The Tigers will deframe your effigy   Psycho jungle cats need thirty lashes Holden Coffin to the Nylon King Tea to effin’, four new tatas Tea I double don’t curr for deeez caaats Do not forget me, Marg up on the wall The Tigers will deframe your...

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