Quote: J. Kerouac, I needed solitude and just stop the machine of “thinking”

…I came to a point where I needed solitude and just stop the machine of “thinking” and “enjoying” what they call “living,” I just wanted to lie in the grass and look at the clouds   — Jack Kerouac Alone On A Mountaintop Lonesome Traveler Photo Note: This is the Fire lookout on Desolation Peak … Continue reading Quote: J. Kerouac, I needed solitude and just stop the machine of “thinking”

Diary: Sort-ganizing the Kura with Kerouac

Recently my entire life archive of projects, scrap books, journals, paintings, various art, artifacts, scarves and hats and of course records and books books books arrived to my barn in Japan after a transpacific journey from Canada. Spending a few hours a day opening up boxes to sort out all the treasures and, came across … Continue reading Diary: Sort-ganizing the Kura with Kerouac

Jack Kerouac – mixed media storymaker

Jack Kerouac is/was a mixed-media story maker. Sure mostly noted for novels or poems but also made sketches/drawing, imaginary baseball games, diary, notebooks and indeed paintings. Evidence follows.

Also friendly reminder Jack’s noted artifact – the whole dang sc/roll of On the Road comes to Kobe Japan from end of April ~ end of May and i am helping kick off the bonanza with a special mixed media storymaking workshop on April 29 1400-1600. Will involve scissors, glue and me and you + envelopes and suitcases of mystery and usual assorted hats

Hit the road with Kerouac – from New York to Kobe (or something like that)

The legendary sc/roll of “On the Road“ which sparked so many people hitchhiking, train hopping, disappearing on ships — opening their mind, exploring new cultures and traditions and sparking so much counter-culture… from beats, pranksters, hippies, punks, to diy independent everything and freethinking anyone, yes that one / ‘Tis lionized in many songs, remixes, movies, … Continue reading Hit the road with Kerouac – from New York to Kobe (or something like that)

Quote: J. Garcia, re: J. Kerouac

More Jack #Kerouac riffs – this one from the mighty Jerry Garcia  “I can’t separate who I am now from what I got from Kerouac. I don’t know if I would ever have had the courage or the vision to do something outside with my life – or even suspected the possibilities existed – … Continue reading Quote: J. Garcia, re: J. Kerouac

Kerouac Comes to Japan / overview of storymaking workshop

Kerouac “On the Road” storymaking workshop Workshop: “We Are the Stories We Create”April 29 (Wed.) 14:00 to 16:00 Venue: BB Plaza Museum of Art, Kobe, JapanCapacity: 20 people / Free participation (* Exhibition ticket required) / Advance reservation system / First come first served /Presented in English and Japanese Blurb:Handmade workshop! Participants create their stories using … Continue reading Kerouac Comes to Japan / overview of storymaking workshop

Hit the Road for Kerouac / Let’s go! Kobe, April 29, 2020

** Let’s go! Kobe, April 29 ** Kerouac “On the Road” storymaking workshop / in Japanese and English Workshop: “We Are the Stories We Create” April 29 (Wed.) 14:00 to 16:00 Venue: BB Plaza Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan Capacity: 20 people / Free participation (* Exhibition ticket required) / Advance reservation system / First … Continue reading Hit the Road for Kerouac / Let’s go! Kobe, April 29, 2020

“On The Road” to Kobe for Kerouac – scroll exhibit and story workshop

Jack Kerouac is well-noted for typing/writing his epic novels of personal discovery against a backdrop of a rapidly changing America on long sc/rolls of paper – to maintain momentum rather than pausing to change sheets among other reasons. There are around 8 of these sc/rolls in existence and all were sold off by the estate … Continue reading “On The Road” to Kobe for Kerouac – scroll exhibit and story workshop

Beat life: Candid Kerouac and Pals

Bit more Jack Kerouac magic for you…

This candid, “scenes of life” outside an everydayish restaurant in New York footage (backed by a great Cat Power tune) besides showing the unscripted faces (Allen, Jack, Lucien?) whose work I/we know so well, reminds me of the importance of documenting just every day, day to day, you know, normal, ephemeral life.

Create and document your creations and life while documenting your own creations, and document that as well.