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Beatdom

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2010 by Vikas Tagged: , , , , , ,

This post will be concentrating on the beat generation. This post is a result of sum of events which happened over the past 2 days, my staying in hostel and again seeing the awesome part of fear and loathing in Vegas, me starting to search more about Kerouac, and other things which you may or may not know.

First thing is that I found an awesome site which goes by the name of beatdom.com. The site has all kinds of things, ranging from essays, stories, poems and issues along with very good reviews of the books from the beat generation. Over it, the site also has special sections for Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs. More authors such as Bukowski, Hunter S Thompson are also there. Do go visit this site to see what an awesome site this is.

Another thing is that Hunter S Thompson of whom I have become a great fan of, wrote a letter in which he mentioned his list of top ten albums of 1960’s. The list says

1)     Herbie Mann’s 1969 Memphis Underground

2)     Bob Dylan’s 1965 Bringing It All Back Home (especially noted as “Mr. Tambourine Man” in his letter)

3)     Dylan’s 1965 Highway 61 Revisited

4)     The Grateful Dead’s 1970 Workingman’s Dead

5)     The Rolling Stones’ 1969 Let it Bleed

6)     Buffalo Springfield’s 1967 Buffalo Springfield

7)     Jefferson Airplane’s 1967 Surrealistic Pillow

8)     Roland Kirk’s “various albums”

9)     Miles Davis’s 1959 Sketches of Spain

10)  Sandy Bull’s 1965 Inventions

Another thing I wanted to mention in this post is that on Nov 9, was Carl Sagan day on his birth date and over it on the eleventh of this month was Vonnegut’s birthday.(Just wanted to mention it)

-Vikas

P.S:

I think the photo explains the reason behind this post.

@Sanskar : whatever we haven’t listened in this we should try to get hold of them.

@Sukrit : Hunter S Thompson once said, “I’ve been arguing for years now that music is the New Literature, that Dylan is the 1960s’ answer to Hemingway.”

How does this theme look like.


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3 Responses to “Beatdom”

  1. Love his collection of albums. Highway 61 Revisited is my fav Dylan album. Dylan should be given the Nobel Prize in Literature. Anyone disagreeing listen to Desolation Row

  2. Guess what, Thomson says these are the favourite albums of Raoul Duke.And yes, lets give the rest of those albums a try.

  3. Thanks for reading!

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