Dr. Feelgood – Going Back Home

It may be barely 28 minutes long but the concert film Going Back Home manages to do more in its brief duration than many will do in hours (see Metallica's bore-fest Through The Never for proof!). Recorded at a so-called ‘homecoming’ show at the Kursaal in Southend in November 1975 the film, and it clearly... Continue Reading →

Big Sur – The book and the movie

Much as I’ve done with a couple of other pieces of Beat writing, Howl and Naked Lunch, I thought I’d take a look at Jack Kerouac’s 1962 novel Big Sur in both its original and its filmic form. Much like Kerouac’s other works I’ve read (so far On The Road and The Dharma Bums) Big... Continue Reading →

A Beat To The Beats

Another poem, this time written while in the midst of Jack Kerouac's Big Sur and hot on the heels of Naked Lunch, Howl, On The Road and The Dharma Bums, a binge of beat, if you will... It's hardly Howl but is my tribute and feelings on what I've read and people and places that... Continue Reading →

An afternoon at Fort Grey

It was overcast and threatening drizzle with a reasonably strong south-westerly as I headed over the granite causeway to Fort Grey, aka The Cup and Saucer, at Rocquaine Bay on a Sunday oozing typical British Summertime. The old fort, a Martello Tower built on the site of a previous fortification that has been developed over... Continue Reading →

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