May 18, 2014: Words and Music


While I might not think Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is the pinnacle of American Literature, I cannot say it isn’t without its merits.  There are moments of brilliance within the text.  Additionally, I am not really a fan of Jazz music, preferring Blues or Sixties Rock.  Nonetheless, combining the two can produce some amazing results.

I am in possession of a bunch of recordings of Kerouac reading from his works and Steve Allen accompanying him on the piano.  On this lazy Sunday afternoon, with the last day of a long weekend still looming, a cup of coffee in my hand, I took the opportunity to listen to these recordings again.  It was today’s perfect moment.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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