August 12, 2007KR BlogUncategorized

Sunday Funnies: Beats

“In the early 1950’s, the nation recognized in its midst, a social movement called “The Beat Generation.” Rediscover the Beats through photos and cool 60’s music or listen to Kerouac jamming about the beat to keep or revel in fanboys who think they’ve got the beat. Would Kerouac be proud of all this hoopla? I think this would be more to his liking: Buddy Helm Jazz at last spring’s opening of BEAT by Christopher Felver at the Robert Berman Gallery and in the background at Felver’s book release celebration at City Lights in San Fran. If all that seems too “old school” you can check out the posers and wannabes: ‘Cause BEAT never goes out of style–it always turns me on.