Press Release from Jesse Sublett
FRIDAY, FEB 15, 2008, 7 --9:30 PM, at the SCOOT INN, we are helping celebrate the UT HRC's Beat Writers Exhibit with a fabulous presentation of live music, deejay and spoken word tribute to the Beat writers of the Fifties. It's gonna be really cool:
A mighty coalition – the UT Harry Ransom Center & the Scoot Inn – will be your hosts for a "Beat Love" Valentine Bash.
The badass mojo of this presentation will be provided by Austin hipsters Jesse Sublett & Spike Gillespie & DJ BeBop Kid, incorporating a musical tribute / spoken word opera complete with bongos, upright bass & groovy jazz sounds & samples in a once-in-a-millennium performance piece that weaves together heart-appropriate poems by Beat masters Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Charles Bukowski & others. The Scoot Inn is @ 1308 E. 4th Street. Question is, where are YOU gonna be, daddyo? Be there or be forever an uncool polygon that is so last century, man. Dig it!
This free event is held in conjunction with the Ransom Center's exhibition On the Road with the Beats, which traces the travels of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and their friends across America and the globe. The exhibit, which stars Kerouac's actual, original one-piece "roll" manuscript of the book, runs through August 3.