Kerouac’s “Old Angel Midnight” to be released as film!

Old Angel Midnight - Kerouac

[box style=”info”]Happy April Fool’s Day! Sorry for the prank. We couldn’t resist.

Can’t imagine what an Old Angel Midnight would be like…probably unfilmable, right?

But while you’re here, you’d probably enjoy Gregory Stephenson’s essay on Old Angel Midnight – or some of our other Beat articles and reviews.

Or, check out Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard performing “California Zephyr.”

The lyrics were drawn from Kerouac’s novel, Big Sur, and the song itself was recorded for the soundtrack to One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur. It’s one of my favorite songs, ever. And a terrific film. Here’s the album track, followed by a live version.