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ferkixlll:
Oh & in honor of Turkey Day, don't forget: Firesign Theater - "Temporalialy Humbolt County".
oldernow:
@ferkixlll YOWZA! not so many people know of Firesign Theater... but... we're ALL Bozos on THIS bus!  .... Suzy Creamcheese... 
gravling:
Stuff like this are what the internet is good for. I first read "On The Road" my first year of college back in the early nineties when information about ANYTHING was harder to come by, in those pre-internet days. I don't think I really got a lot of that genre of writing, but it's been nice over the years since learning and  putting context to the characters and their real life counterparts. . .
oldernow:
@gravling thanks for the comment!  I read On the Road in 1963; I was just starting high school, and I happened upon a coffeehouse where some folk had known Kerouac and Ginsberg from the time the book was written, so those fellows and their ilk loomed large in my adolescent experience... throw in Timothy Leary's first lab assistant who brought us 'samples' of his wares... and it made for an interesting if sometimes hazy growing up!  There is a fairly decent documentary of Neal Cassady made of film shot on Further (Ken Kesey's bus); also the recently released "The Other One" about Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead shows the final influences of Neal (who lived with them!)    And yes, the quick and easy access to these obscure bits of film and recordings... so much easier now--if one can avoid the drek--

The cart went its way, and Don Quixote, Sancho, and he of the green gaban went theirs. All this time, Don Diego de Miranda had not spoken a word, being entirely taken up with observing and noting all that Don Quixote did and said, and the opinion he formed was that he was a man of brains gone mad, and a madman on the verge...
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dorsal:
<3
ferkixlll:
Valor, truly in short supply in these days.
ferkixlll:
Gone are that days when it was easy to put up a Youtube vid. 
oldernow:
@ferkixlll true.. but in this case it was my cat pouncing on the keyboard...  actually watching this convinced us to go next year... given the political climate it might not happen, or might be the last one--or might be a place for renewal.  I did the 60s hardcore... feel like I've got to come out of retirement and do it all again...

For what could not a woman do when she was married, if she knew how to assert herself? Here all was constructive imagination. Gwendolen had about as accurate a conception of marriage—that is to say, of the mutual influences, demands, duties of man and woman in the state of matrimony—as she had of magnetic currents and the law of storms.

Okay, as Vince said over his Vanilla Coke (after Mia returns from the Powder Room), yes, I think I have something to say.

But first a lil background music:

There are several texts from this journey from the common lands to the ends of middle-earth, from the collective to the regions of the psyche barely in touch with humanity which have long traveled with me--to...
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thebeliever:
I did not expect to get a lump in my throat when I logged into SG this morning... What a collection of quotes.
oldernow:
@thebeliever thanks! and yes, these quotes still stir me, though many have traveled with me since my 20s

But for a whole week he took no measures toward starting, and did not even inquire where Miss Harleth was gone. Mr. Lush felt a triumph that was mingled with much distrust; for Grandcourt had said no word to him about her, and looked as neutral as an alligator; there was no telling what might turn up in the slowly-churning chances of his mind.

We...
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Let me start with this version.. there are so many, but I think that this is one of the two really great versions of an old blues classic! Of course the Holy Modal Rounders were from NYC in te 60s and as batshit crazy as they come. Youtube has a lot of their stuff; it's pretty memorable, if not always musical...

I guess this...
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griffxx:
I love discovering what I knew was actually derivative - I only knew the Hot Tuna version before this post. :)