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William S. Burroughs: Words Of Advice

Hits: 6957 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: Arts & Literature | Added by: 5Cats
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Male, 50-59, Canada
 29103 Posts
Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:24:36 PM
Oooo! Thanks @Thdot, nice find.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 660 Posts
Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:14:58 PM
Here it is without music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqBIgCb7dv0

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 36 Posts
Thursday, November 15, 2012 1:52:22 PM
If you read everyone's comments here in the same voice as Burroughs, you'll think anything anyone says is sound advice.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29103 Posts
Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:47:43 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!

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29103 Posts
Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:35:43 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!!

Male, 60-69, Europe
 5675 Posts
Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:08:21 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 109 Posts
Thursday, November 15, 2012 11:03:23 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."

Male, 40-49, Canada
 4704 Posts
Thursday, November 15, 2012 10:22:20 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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 794 Posts
Thursday, November 15, 2012 10:09:33 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.

Male, 18-29, Australia
 702 Posts
Thursday, November 15, 2012 10:02:44 AM
That's some good advice.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29103 Posts
Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:33:23 AM
Link: William S. Burroughs: Words Of Advice [Rate Link] - Words of advice for young people! With a transcript! Pure genius. Also, NSFW language.

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