Beat News: July 7 1995

1. Several months ago a person named Tim Gallaher sent me an interesting bunch of .au files of Jack Kerouac’s voice. I’ve been meaning to put these files up in these pages, but Tim got tired of waiting for me and found his own web server to place them on, for which I am very grateful. Here’s the link. And to everybody else who’s getting tired of waiting for me to put your stuff up: I’m working on it, I promise …

2. Would you like to know why I’ve been so busy? I’ve been trying to finish my new web project, which I’M FINALLY DONE
WITH!!! I’ve really been knocking myself out over this thing, and I’d really like it if you’d visit and tell me what you think. I’m not going to try to describe it except to say that this is my first attempt at truly expressing myself on the Web. It’s dedicated to the city where I live, it’s inspired by the music I listen to and the books I read, and it’s called Queensboro Ballads.

3. There’s a new internet mailing list dedicated to the Beat Generation. It’s called the BEAT-L, and you can subscribe to it by sending a SUBSCRIBE BEAT-L message to listserv@cunyvm.cuny.edu. There’s been some very interesting activity lately, and after three weeks there’s already a minor flame war going on.

4. Penguin is releasing a CD-ROM dedicated to Jack Kerouac. I haven’t found it in any of the stores here in New York, so I can’t say much about it yet, but there is a very extensive preview available at Penguin’s web site. Click here.

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