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Tom the Dancing Bug is on the web HERE.

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Till our legs take root

“As we turn every corner of the Narrow Road to the Deep North, we sometimes stand up unawares to applaud and we sometimes fall flat to resist the agonizing pains we feel in the depth of our hearts. There are also times when we feel like taking to the road ourselves, seizing the raincoat nearby, …

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We Could Be Heroes

From (of all places) Rotten.com: In fact, (Jack) Kerouac too styled his friend a hero, specifically the “new American Hero”. Recall that in the 50s and 60s, many young people felt smothered by the American Dream. Adult America was obsessed with living the Good Life, and with protecting the American way of life — rescued …

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Lucille

And yet another excerpt from On The Road by Jack Kerouac, ©1955: I brought Lucille and her sister to the biggest party. When Lucille saw me with Dean and Marylou her face darkened– she sensed the madness they put in me. “I don’t like you when you’re with them.” “Ah, it’s all right, it’s just …

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Wait: You did what, now?

Another excerpt from On The Road by Jack Kerouac, ©1955: I went out to the cemetery and climbed a tree.  In the tree I sang “Blue Skies.”  Terry and Johnny sat in the grass; we had grapes. There are certain passages in this book that sound like they’re straight out of Zippy the Pinhead.

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Lover Man

Excerpt from On The Road by Jack Kerouac, ©1955: I huddled in the cold, rainy wind and watched everything across the sad vineyards of October in the valley.  My mind was filled with that great song “Lover Man” as Billie Holiday sings it; I had my own concert in the bushes.  “Someday we’ll meet, and …

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