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thejab
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Posted: 2003-11-15 1:45 pm   Permalink

That was my 1001st post!
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2003-11-15 2:01 pm   Permalink

All hail the Honorable Jab!
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Tiki Chris
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Posted: 2003-11-15 2:08 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-11-15 13:45, thejab wrote:
That was my 1001st post!




like wow daddy-o!
(snapping fingers)


 
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2003-11-15 3:23 pm   Permalink

emspace, I was qouting from the "Free Dictionary" link provided by Freddie. Just quoting what I saw.
I've never heard of these crazy cats that you guys say are modern day niks. Lenny Bruce... wasn't he a comic? Been gone awhile right? Joe Strummer.... who was he? Tom Waits? Geets Romo? Greatest beat ever?
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Posted: 2003-11-15 4:14 pm   Permalink

Fave film about wanna-be-beatniks:

Beat Girl


Fave beatnik quote:

"You're just a simple little farmboy, and the rest of us are all sophisticated beatniks" from Roger Cormans' "A Bucket of Blood"

-Z


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Shipwreckjoey
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Posted: 2003-11-15 4:49 pm   Permalink

jungletrader - jump in the car and drive straight to San Francisco. Upon arriving, go directly to City Lights Bookstore and pick up the following selections:
HOWL - Allen Ginsberg
Coney Island of the Mind - Lawrence
Ferlinghetti (store founder)
On the Road - Jack Kerouac
How to Talk Dirty & Influence People -
Lenny Bruce
Junky - William Burroughs
Hiparama of the Classics - Lord Buckley
and anything recorded by Lord Buckley on any type of medium, particularly "Hipsters, Flipsters & Finger Poppin' Daddies".
Dig Ya Later,
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2003-11-15 8:34 pm   Permalink

Okay Shipwreck, but can I just go to Borders instead.
Is City Lights an exclusive beatnik bookstore?
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TikiGoddess
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Posted: 2003-11-15 8:52 pm   Permalink

The movie Hairspray had a beatnik scene with pia Zadora and Ric Ocasek. Pia wears all black, irons her hair, reads aloud from Howl and asks one og the main characters if she's a "checkerboard chick." Dig?
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Shipwreckjoey
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Posted: 2003-11-16 01:09 am   Permalink

J.T. - I thought your 'hood was within spittin' distance of San Francisco. My AAA map must be outta scale. City Lights IS the definitive beatnik bookstore! Opened in like 1955 or so, I think Ferlinghetti & his crew were printing a lot of this shit up in the back room as it rolled off the tongues of the angelheaded hipsters. Almost forgot...add Shards of God by Ed Sanders to the list. A lot of people think the hippies were the new beatniks...I disagree, the YIPPIES captured the spirit of the original beats best.

 
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kctiki
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Posted: 2003-11-16 04:34 am   Permalink

I think "beat" came from the "old beater" cars Neal Cassidy drove. And the "beat up" old clothes they wore on the road, and "beat" old apartments they crashed in, etc.

It's like they saw the beauty in the ordinary things that surrounded them - old and worn out can have an interesting story to tell, and they told it.

The bennies (amphetamines) they took let them stay up and talk all night. Although sometimes they formed a circle and did things I don't go for.

They loved bop. Beat poetry is the jazz of spoken language.


 
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kctiki
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Posted: 2003-11-16 05:35 am   Permalink

Oh, and before beatniks and the lost generation were the bohemians, right before the turn of the last century. They were an arty set who sometimes frequented opium dens.

Let's not forget the highly underated hillbilly beat poet, Ernest T. Bass:

I ain't talkin'
I ain't talkin'
The more you're askin'
The more I'm balkin'

Ernest T.'s poems were usually delivered dramatically, tied around a rock thru a glass window.


 
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kctiki
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Posted: 2003-11-16 05:42 am   Permalink

Yes, Lenny Bruce was beat I think. Simply because he was so honest.

After being jailed for obscentity, he said something like, "I don't consider anything I've ever done to be obscene, unless you
count the time I jacked off my dog."


 
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SES
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Posted: 2003-11-16 07:49 am   Permalink

Me!
bohemian beatnik hippiechick...
love all that jazz!
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seamus
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Posted: 2003-11-16 10:03 am   Permalink

JT !! You and I have got to do some more drinking buddy! Joe Strummer and Tom Waits are two of my Favorite guys. Both are best known and beloved for their musical endeavours, but both were/are known to appear in the occaisional offbeat indy type movie as well. Joe strummer is one of my personal heroes. He was the legendary lead singer of The Clash, and kept on after with a very respectable solo career. Sorta the Johnny Cash of the punk scene, if you will.

 
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DawnTiki
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Posted: 2003-11-16 11:30 am   Permalink

I love Tom Waits....I stalked him in the Wacko store on Melrose once. Stalking...thats what the police report called it....J-O-K-I-N-G! Here's an interesting article from The Onion about Mr. Waits. He's beyond Beat.
http://www.theonionavclub.com/avclub3820/avfeature_3820.html

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