February 3rd, 2016

the American Experience

It is in the flow of life 9:48 AM Wednesday morning. A cold damp misty winter morning. It is going to snow today.

I got up this morning around 7:35 AM. I got up made a pot of coffee and a bowl of oatmeal. I ate my oatmeal and drank some coffee before running off for my hearing test. The place where I was to have my hearing test is only a couple of minutes from where we live out our lives. I took my hearing test and I do have severe ear damage in my left ear. Many years ago when I was in High School (1969) I was going down a steep hill stoned and I passed out and crashed into a mail box. I woke up in the hospital with a concussion and a damaged left ear/hearing loss. I have noticed lately my hearing getting worse in my left ear so that is why now in the last days of my existence I am finally getting my left ear fixed. Also I want to hear the words of our grandchildren and hear better/clearer death metal music/black metal.

I was Home from my hearing test at 9 o'clock AM and I going to leave at 10 o'clock AM to visit a near by thrift store to look at their used books.

I plan to read my books today and talk to myself. Carol called me last night around 8:30 PM. We mainly talked politics and about Maggie and Lou granddaughters.

Well I will close to run over to a near by thrift store. May the Lord bless.
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train trip to Portland Oregon

It is in the flow 4:25 PM Wednesday late afternoon. Outside it is raining ice. Ugly weather today.

I had a hearing test this morning at 8:20 AM. My left ear has hearing damaged, which I knew already. I see a ear doctor on the 16th of this month to see what can be done to fix my hearing problem. I was home from the hearing test at 9 o'clock AM.

I did leave the house to visit a near by thrift store to look at their used books. I found two used books to ADD to our library this morning-

"With Christ In The School Of Prayer" by Andrew Murray

"Kissing The Virgins Mouth" a novel by Donna M. Gershten

I also bought a used CD Michael Penn 'Free-For-All' at this thrift store.

When I got home I wrote in my paper diary and made a video for my YouTube channel.

I left the house again around 2 o'clock PM to go downtown and get myself take home pizza for something to eat. Before going downtown I decided to stop and see if my friend Tim was home. Tim was home so we talked for awhile. We made a decision to go on our train ride out to Portland Oregon the beginning of August and be back home by the 10th of August.

After visiting with Tim I went downtown and got myself a pizza and came home. So has gone by existence thus far today.

I have not read anything today. I am kind of out of it I suppose. Last night I watched PBS American Experience and went to bed around 11 o'clock PM. The last thing I read last night was the book "To A Distant Land" biography/memoir by James McConkey.

I do not know what I will do tonight. I am feeling tired so I might go to bed early. Last night my wife called around 8:30 PM. I expect her to call tonight around the same time. Our days are zooming by!

Well, I will close to look at the SERMONS OF THE REV. JAMES SAURIN two volumes. It will soon be over. No way of escape.
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    Michael Penn 'Free-For-All'

video book collecting

Books mentioned in this book collecting video

"Jackson Pollock" Art Book by Ellen G. Landau

"New Art City: Manhattan At Mid-Century" Art History by Jed Perl

"The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara" Edited by Donald Allen

"City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O'Hara" biography by Brad Gooch

"Jackson Pollock: An American Saga" by Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith

"Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack Kerouac" by Gerald Nicosia

"Jack Kerouac Good Blonde & Others" Edited by Donald Allen

"New York In The 50's" Intellectual History/Biography by Dan Wakefield

"The Beat Generation" box set 3 cassette set

"Paradise Outlaws: Remembering the Beats" by John Tytell/Photographs by Mellon

"Beat Generation: Glory Days in Greenwich Village" by Fred W. McDarrah & Gloria S. McDarrah

The Beat Generation Boxed
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    Of Montreal 'Snare Lustrous Doomings'

Belief & Technique For Modern Prose by Jack Kerouac


1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house
4. Be in love with yr life
5. Something that you feel will find its own form
6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest
12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time
15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
18. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
19. Accept loss forever
20. Believe in the holy contour of life
21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
22. Dont think of words when you stop but to see picture better
23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
29. You're a Genius all the time
30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven

Jack Kerouac

a list of books in my Jack Kerouac Collection
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    Ty Segall 'Emotional Mugger'