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Jazz beats on KCSM

https://www.amazon.com/Jazz-Canto-Various-Artists/dp/B001PMRKDW Just now jazz in this afternoon the dj back-announced two tracks I half-heard that she said have a loose Beat theme. One was Roy Glenn reading from a Philip Whalen poem, from an album, I soon suss, called “Jazz … Continue reading

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Sufjan Stevens “Cali and Howl”

Sufjan Stevens has resumed his much-anticipated “Fifty States” project, adding The Golden State to his paens for Illinois and Michigan. It is called “Cali and Howl” and beyond being about California it focuses on Beat poet Allen Ginsberg as a … Continue reading

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Council welcomes monsters in South Paly

http://www.amazon.com/Howl-Graphic-Novel-Allen-Ginsberg/dp/0062015176 Council cited property rights and current perhaps flawed rule of law to rationalize the denial of a long-time resident’s appeal of a 4,000 square foot two-story house on Corina, dwarfing the Brown Kaufman modest homes already there. Council voted … Continue reading

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Santa Clara county poem or not

This is kind of a longshot, but I am wondering if you as an individual might endorse me I am running for Palo Alto City Council. I am not a poet per se but I have promoted poetry events and … Continue reading

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No more to say, and nothing to weep for but the Beings in the Dream, trapped in its disappearance,   sighing, screaming with it, buying and selling pieces of phantom, worshipping each other,   worshipping the God (Dog?) included in … Continue reading

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Ginsberg, Vale and Shig

From V. Vale’s newsletter is info I am lifting about Shig Murao, the clerk from City Lights who was arrested for selling “Howl” in 1957. Bell’s Books in Palo Alto is also a clearing-house for Shig’s legacy. Sunday in SF, … Continue reading

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Tommy Jordan sits in with Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads ‘Howl’

i saw the best minds of my generation employed by downtown street team Continue reading

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