Jazz and the Money Jungle


The same thing happens everywhere
Money Jungle is perfect, of the skin, maybe the pulse
On the night no one talks about
A day before New Years, in Panama City

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20+ book gifts for hip kids – and adults, too!

Books for cool kids

Got a kid on your holiday shopping list? Wanna introduce them to the Beats, modern design, the ’60s, jazz, folk, or rock & roll? Or, just give ‘em something fun? …{read more}

3 Poems by Ryan Ritchie

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nothing any wordsmith can do with a keyboard matches
the beauty that leaps from the subconscious mind of the
jazz musician. we sit and think, type, sit and …{read more}

New Poetry Collection: Visions of the Drowning Man by Dee Sunshine

Visions of the Drowning Man by Dee Rimbaud

Dee Sunshine’s third poetry collection, “Visions Of The Drowning Man”, has recently been published.

What other writers are saying about the book:

“His work reminds me of Blake’s proverb about …{read more}

Michael McClure & Ray Manzarek – The Piano Poems: Live From San Francisco


McClure & Manzarek’s third CD

Listen to tracks / buy at Amazon:
Piano Poems: Live in San Francisco

A collaboration between Ray Manzarek and Michael McClure, this live performance, recorded …{read more}

Jazz & Poetry Collaboration Workshop: Michael McClure & George Brooks

Michael McClure & George Brooks

The JazzSchool of Berkeley
Is Offering a Rare Workshop by

Mc CLURE …{read more}

Jazz & Poetry: The Craft of Collaboration
SATURDAY, JULY 7th, 2012, 3:15 pm

The Language of Bebop: Syncopated Sounds and Rhythms in Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Howl’

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America, mid-twentieth century.
		Wearied by civilization, 
excesses and ornamentation, 
	complications and.  All precursors to
The drone of war, the machinery of death, 
	the atomic bomb, crew cuts, grey flannel, 
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Blowing: Poetry Meets Music
in the Writing of the Beat Generation

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PROCEDURE: Time being of the essence in the purity of speech, sketching language is undisturbed flow from the mind of personal secret idea-words, blowing (as per jazz musician) on subject …{read more}

Alchemic Properties and Bi-Processes: Tom Waits’ Influence On Modern Jazz

Tom Waits graffiti - ninasaurusrex / Flickr

When I first wrote about the influence that Tom Waits had on me as a songwriter (Introduction to Alchemy), I had one thing on my mind: publicity. When the …{read more}

A.D. Winans Remembers Bob Kaufman

Bob Kaufman, known in France as the American Rimbaud, was one of the original Beat poets to come out of the Fifties. He is rightfully regarded as one of the …{read more}

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