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Date: 11/15/12 09:31 AM

11 Responses to William S. Burroughs: Words Of Advice

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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33124 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 9:33 am
    Link: William S. Burroughs: Words Of Advice - Words of advice for young people! With a transcript! Pure genius. Also, NSFW language.
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    kangoala Male 18-29
    702 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 10:02 am
    That`s some good advice.
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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
    787 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 10:09 am
    Sounded more like a poem. Interesting suggestions but I take them with a grain of salt. It`s too easy to be so simple about the conclusions you arrive to about other people.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 10:22 am
    Music was so annoying I couldn`t get through it. I guess I`ll have to pass on the advice. To be fair...I`m not a "young person" any more.
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    spandi Male 18-29
    118 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 11:03 am
    Listened, thought I understood. Then read the transcript on Youtube, and realised I misheard everything! But in my mishearing I came up with some pretty interesting advice e.g. "Beware of whores who say they don`t walk funny."
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    7066 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    Love it. I met Burroughs in the late seventies (well, I went to a reading and he signed a couple of books for me and imparted a little wisdom.)I have this album on cassette, but just labeled `Burroughs` so I don`t what it is. Thanks for this.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33124 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    @VirtualParty: Burroughs was very innovative & creative! He`d write poems that sounded like stories and stories that sounded like poems (on purpose! lolz!) just to be weird.
    Of course his dead-pan voice is uniquely well suited for him to read his own works... RiP, WSB!

    @patchouly: You didn`t like the "hippy trippy" style music? I thought it suited the reading pretty well.

    @spani: Good point: GOTO YOUTUBE to read the transcript, eh?

    @Lordjim: I own all his books! I`ve even read half of them (pretty rare for me! mountains of un-read books fill my house). Junky is by far my favorite...

    THANK YOU @FancyLad (or @The Mods) for fixing up my crap-tacular description. AND adding the NSFW warning too! I`m so used to Burroughs` swearing, it doesn`t even register...

    And IAB-BOT sent me a "duplicate submission" e-mail = LM-F-AO!!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33124 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm
    1:27 KITTEH!
    Burroughs was a cat-lover! One of his last publications was a book about cats...

    Cats, guns, heroin, booze, other drugs... he was a true Bohemian!

    vv Dammit! I spelled "Junkie" wrongly... Oh, both spellings were used! Learn something new, eh?

    The Cat Inside (1986)



    Burroughs is in the crowd here too!
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    _Cenya_ Male 18-29
    35 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    If you read everyone`s comments here in the same voice as Burroughs, you`ll think anything anyone says is sound advice.
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    Thdot Male 30-39
    658 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    Here it is without music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqBIgCb7dv0
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33124 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 9:24 pm
    Oooo! Thanks @Thdot, nice find.

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