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Andrea Gibson

I Sing The Body Electric, Especially When My Power’s Out. This is my bodyI have weather veinsThey’re especially sensitive to dust storms and hurricanesWhen I’m nervous my teeth chatter like a wheelbarrow collecting rainI am rusty when I talk- it is the storm in me The doctor said some day I might not be able… Continue reading Andrea Gibson

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Jack Kerouac

The History of Bop Bop began with jazz but one afternoon somewhere on a sidewalk maybe 1939, 1940 Dizzy Gillespie or Charlie Parker or Thelonious Monk was walking down past a men’s clothing store on 42nd street or south main in L.A. when from a loudspeaker they heard a wild and possible mistake in jazz… Continue reading Jack Kerouac

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