Jack Kerouac

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in

He answers some sqaure questions.
There are 38 comments:
Male 5
excellent point Palm ^^^^^
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Male 223
So good. Mans a great writer, and spoken word artist. Yeah, hippies smell, and beatniks seem so quaint, but they laid the groundwork for some serious social change, and the way in which we think of ourselves as humns, and americans. Today wadda ya got? "retro" punk rockers... "Emo", im gonna be sick, where are the people who are creating, making the world a better place?? Ill tell ya, its the "Fags". They are the new hippies. Making social progress, equality, chalenging existing thought processes, Oh, the "Potheads" and "druggies" also fit into all of the preceeding stereotypes. So, in short, EMO=bad hair/attitude, Beatnicks are the "OG`s" (unless you count flappers in the 30`s) Hippies =used to smell, now they just sell, and Homos and stoners= the only thing saving us from evangelical christians. God help all our sorry asses.
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Female 268
southpaw101, he was adding to the background music with his own.
i absolutley loved listening to kerouac with the piano in the background. it was beautiful.
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Male 160
humph
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Male 160
plus the piano carried on playing when he wasn`t
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Male 160
who the hell is he
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Female 325
i honestly can`t stand On The Road. i loved The Dharma Bums, though. if you like kerouac, check out richard brautigan.
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Male 125
Oh yeah and while i`m here "on the Road" is one of the most overated books I have ever read. Poorly written and dull.
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Male 125
That guy playing the piano is taking the piss! its like saying "you`re so boring I`m gonna amuse myself while you speak"
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Female 51
Kerouc was great....
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Male 1,354
You guys are idots. This guy is a genius. If you cant see the difference, well, it`s because you`re an idiot. And they say Muhammed Ali started Hip-hop...
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Female 55
Alot of the Beat stuff is utter crap but Kerouac and Ginsberg were geniuses. On the Road and Howl are some of the best literature works written in the English language.

Dan Brown won`t have a lasting legacy like these guys.


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Male 179
i like how this pooe gets on, but my suggestions dont...
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Male 179
yeah same, what the bloody hell was that all about?? apart from some dodgy piano player and some guy who looked like he were bout to fall asleep within seconds?
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Female 168
hmmmm.....i wonder.....wtf is this....mmmmm.....guess it`s back to not caring...
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Female 552
ok...
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Female 471
I am lost in space :-/
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Male 4
To tell the truth, I`m amazed by the reactions of this post. I read "On the Road" in 1962, and I remember Steve Allen`s shows. You people are much more informed than I was at that age.
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Female 150
Cooltapes, I was being sincere. :)
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Male 230
I`m seeing that all the people who recognize and enjoy this guy are over 20.

It`s not that were too uninterested or stupid to know about him, were just far too young. This is early fifties, thats like asking a kid in 2050 to know about Dan Brown.

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Male 577
I feel bad for the people on here you don`t know who he is. He`s a dratin legend, people.
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Male 1,623
so 50`s i couldnt watch it
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Male 2,057
hmm yes
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Male 292
if i only knew who he was it might have been interesting.
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Male 10,115
If you guys like "On the Road" you should also read "The Dharma Bums", I actually liked that one better.
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Female 1
thanks for this. weird thing is, im in the middle of that book right now.
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Male 329
that was really good. I wish all talk shows were so chilled out, I might actually watch them. Loads better than having poor one liners and an audience of labotomised hyenas. thanks buddy.
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Male 2,567
ummm
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Male 2,372
That was really cool. Nice post.

And Rooib, the dude playing the piano was Steve Allen, the father of all TV talk shows. He was the first Jay Leno. He was playing the piano because that style of jazz was played in the bars and cafes where the "beat crowd" hung out in the 50s and read their poems and excerpts from their novels, etc.

Kerouac is a legend.

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Male 47
Never heard of this guy before, whats with playing piano whilst asking questions?
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Male 410
This was mentally engaging. Now excuse me while I smoke a joint.

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Male 43
Thanks for the link. I had not ever seen him talking about his work before. Was very interesting.
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Male 222
Man, I hate that book.
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Female 101
Littlelo, are you being sarcastic or sincere?
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Female 150
That was brilliant! Thanks for sharing Buddy! :)
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Male 5
The guy seems to wonder why he wrote On The Road so quickly, and why Kerouac liked to use on continuous sheet for his type writer. He was a freaking speed freak, thats why. If your as drated on speed as they were, you dont want to stop to change the sheet.
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Male 45
I...don`t....understand......
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Male 10,115
Link: Jack Kerouac [Rate Link] - He answers some sqaure questions.
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