I am Bartleby i
Aug08

I am Bartleby i

“It never meant juvenile delinquents, it meant characters of a special spirituality who didn’t gang up but were solitary Bartlebies staring out the dead wall window of our civilization . . . ” Jack Kerouac I am Bartleby, So don’t bother me The narrator say “the easiest way of life is the best” That, too, is my bray, don’t press it “a bit of wreck in the mid Atlantic” Sailed from Perth to Niantic So let’s not get frantic “No; I...

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Personals
Aug07

Personals

  not interested in anyone older than 35   *   mixed latino 19 (downtown LA) is looking for   maybe an older brother type (meaning 28 and under) so plz no dad types unless youre like Anderson Cooper hot.   if you are straight and curious it’s a plus or if you got a gf or wife it’s a plus.   *   sunday :] – 19 (lancaster.) Please no fat guys or guys old enough to be my grandfather, Just a...

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Melvillian Flat
Aug06

Melvillian Flat

There’s something about this second-floor Red Bank flat that hints of Melville, poor Bartleby scribbling away at his lonely desk, (or Kerouac when he took the job in the Hartford filling station and typed away gloomy hours). Maybe it’s the curve of the rounded windows or the rectangular window facing the street with its late nineteenth- century commercial buildings or the hardwood flooring with its long planks or the kitchen stool I...

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What to Expect from Beatdom #15
Aug05

What to Expect from Beatdom #15

  Beatdom #15 has been on sale for more than two weeks now, and we thought we’d give you a glimpse inside this WAR themed issue. Here are a few selected...

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Marshmallows
Aug04

Marshmallows

We live in a pornographic world – soiled with piss-covered sheets and cigarette-ash-stains that anchor down the curses begrudgingly departing an angry nonconformist’s dilapidated lips; lips gone tired of a world filled with artifice, deplete of luster, and above all things Grey, Grey, Grey.   This world is dry; parched. It is fatigued from carrying problematic wonderings. Should one please with thoughts or think of...

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Of the Beautiful Alene Lee
Aug01

Of the Beautiful Alene Lee

It was Paradise Alley so long ago In the alphabet downtown east Lived a subterranean in clouds of strong dark tea By the name of Alene Lee San Fran or New York City Names, places changed but ‘tis the same Heavenly Lane and hipster games Pillow talk and pushcart walks Of the beautiful Alene Lee Of the beautiful Alene Lee He was young and drunk and jazzed She younger and cool and sweet High cheekbones and velvet slacks She was brown and...

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Setting Kerouac to Music: An Interview with Kubilay Uner
Jul29

Setting Kerouac to Music: An Interview with Kubilay Uner

This article originally appeared in Beatdom #14 – the MOVIE issue.     Kubilay Uner is the composer for the 2013 movie, Big Sur, based on the Jack Kerouac novel of the same name. He has worked with Michael and Mark Polish – the brothers behind the movie – on various projects, as well as performing live scores in concert halls. I spoke to him about setting Kerouac to music for the big screen.   *   Has Kerouac been...

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Beatdom #15 Now on Kindle
Jul28

Beatdom #15 Now on Kindle

Last Monday we released Beatdom #15 – the WAR issue – and this week we’re releasing the Kindle version! Enjoy:...

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