Jack Kerouac & Harlan Ellison: Classics?

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Will Dockery

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Apr 26, 2012, 9:11:11 PM4/26/12
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Corey <hirunnymouse...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> When you think of the classics, do you really think of Kerouac
> and Ellison

If I do, it looks like a great many people agree with me that Jack Kerouac
and Harlan Ellison have written a few "classics":

http://tinyurl.com/Classic-Kerouac

And:

http://tinyurl.com/Classic-Ellison

If you'd get out of all those crap "Magick" and junky "self-help" books and
actually read something not worthless, maybe you'd learn about classic
writers like Ellison and Kerouac, Corey.

Or maybe just "get over yourself"... heh.

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Will Dockery

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Apr 26, 2012, 9:11:11 PM4/26/12
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Corey

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Apr 26, 2012, 9:26:29 PM4/26/12
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You said "If you do". What does that phrase mean to you? What does the
word classic mean to you? It's just a descriptor, Will. You act like
I'm trying to put your buddy's down for not being fancy enough. I'm
not putting them down, Will. They just have their place, and their
place isn't in the classics section of the library or bookstore. I've
read lots of both authors, and I'm happy to discuss them with you, but
it's not a contest here to see who knows more about whoever, or who's
favorites are better than whoever else's. And what the heck makes you
think I even read Magick or Self-help books? I really don't, ever. I
read mostly political rags and commentary, science and medical
journals related to cannabis. That's my thing. I thought you knew
that. I really don't know why you keep harping about Magick and
whatnot.

Will Dockery

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Apr 26, 2012, 9:25:44 PM4/26/12
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Corey

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Apr 26, 2012, 9:44:32 PM4/26/12
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On Apr 26, 9:11 pm, "Will Dockery" <will.dock...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Corey <hirunnymouse...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > When you think of the classics, do you really think of Kerouac
> > and Ellison
>
> If I do, it looks like a great many people agree with me that Jack Kerouac
> and Harlan Ellison have written a few "classics":
>
> http://tinyurl.com/Classic-Kerouac
>
> And:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/Classic-Ellison
>
> If you'd get out of all those crap "Magick" and junky "self-help" books and
> actually read something not worthless, maybe you'd learn about classic
> writers like Ellison and Kerouac, Corey.
>
> Or maybe just "get over yourself"... heh.

To be fair, I must admit to some knowledge of and interest in Magick,
particularly as it relates to alt.magick where I also post regularly.
I don't know everything, but if you ever have any questions in that
regard I may be able to point you in the right direction. I've given
away virtually all of my texts, but I still remember a few things.

Steve Hayes

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Apr 27, 2012, 1:39:03 AM4/27/12
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On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:11:11 -0400, "Will Dockery" <will.d...@gmail.com>
wrote:

>Corey <hirunnymouse...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> When you think of the classics, do you really think of Kerouac
>> and Ellison
>
>If I do, it looks like a great many people agree with me that Jack Kerouac
>and Harlan Ellison have written a few "classics":

Kerouac I know but Harlan Ellison I've never heard of.

These are people I know of who were linked to the beat generation.

Arthur, Chester Alan (Gavin)
Grandson of US president Chester Alan Arthur, lived in dunes
south of Pismo Beach among attendant soothsayers and yogis as
King of the Dunes (Watts 1973:282).

He fought in the Irish rebellion and the Spanish Civil War,
and later made a living casting horoscopes. Taught
comparative religion classes at San Quentin Prison, where
Neal Cassady was one of his students (Cassady 1990:331ff).

Burroughs, William S.
Legendary beat figure born in St Louis in 1914, graduate of
Harvard, met Kerouac & Ginsberg in 1944. Worked as private
detective, exterminator & bar tender. Chose drugs as a way of
life, settled in Tangiers in 1953. His "Naked lunch" was
published in 1959. "The place of dead roads" was published in
1984 on his 70th birthday (McDarrah 1985:289).

In Kerouac's novels Burroughs is identified as Will Dennison,
Will Hubbard, Frank Camody and in "On the road" as Old Bull
Lee (McDarrah 1985:47).

Caen, Herb
San Francisco columnist who coined the term "beatnik" to
describe members of the Beat generation (Christensen
1993:89).

Cassady, Neal
Neal Cassady (1926-1968) was the legendary folk hero of the
beat movement, born in Salt Lake City on 8 Feb 1926 to a life
of hardship. Immortalized as Dean Moriarty in Kerouac's "On
the road". Died in Mexico on 4 Feb 1968 four days before his
43rd birthday. William Plummer's definitive book on Cassady,
"The holy goof" was published in 1981 (McDarrah 1985:289,
dates by Dave Moore).

Dahlenburg, Claude
Appears in "Dharma Bums" as Bud Diefendorf (Gifford & Lee
1978:325).

de Latre, Pierre
Beatnik priest, whose Bread and Wine mission became a
laundromat when he went to the country to write a novel
(McDarrah 1985:265)

Gibson, Jacqueline
Billie (Willamine) in "Big Sur", a mistress of Neal Cassady,
whom he handed over to Jack Kerouac when he came out of
prison in 1960. Her son, called "Elliott" in "Big Sur" must
have been born ab out 1956.

Ginsberg, Allen
Poet. Born 3 Jun 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, attended
Columbia College, later sailed in Merchant Marine. In 1955
went to San Francisco, where his poem "Howl" created a
sensation and a court case for obscenity. In 1974 won
National Book Award for "Fall of America". Organized the
Naropa Institute (McDarrah 1985:295).

Appears as "Alvah Goldbook" in "The Dharma Bums"; Appears as
David Stofsky, the mad poet, in "Go".

Appears as Irwin Garden in several novels and as Carlo Marx
in "On the road" and Adam Moorad in "The subterraneans"
(Gifford & Lee 1978:326).

Grogan, Emmett
Kenny Wisdom in "Ringolevio: a life played for keeps" - a
semi-autobiographical book about the sleazy side of the
Haight-Ashbury hippie scene of the 1960s.

Holmes, John Clellon
Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts & attended Columbia.
Introduced the term "beat generation" in an essay in NY Times
magazine in 1952, in the same year in which he published his
first novel "Go". Was later a university professor of
creative writing in Arkansas (McDarrah 1985:297).

Kerouac, Jack
Beat generation author (1922-1969). Jean Louis Lebris de
Kerouac born 12 March 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Graduated from Lowell High School in 1939, where he had
starred in football and athletics. Matriculated at Columbia
University, New York in 1940, but in 1941 dropped out and did
odd jobs. Enlisted in US Navy, but was discharged on
psychiatric grounds. In 1943 went to Liverpool as a merchant
seaman. In 1944 met William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.
Married and was separated from Edie Parker. In 1946 met Neal
Cassady, and his travels with Cassady in the next couple of
years were described in "On the road". In 1952 worked as a
brakeman on Southern Pacific Railroad while living was
Cassadys in San Jose. In 1954 read Thoreau and Buddhist
philosophy. In 1955 met Gary Snyder, attended famous poetry
reading by six poets in San Francisco. In 1956 spent the
summer fire watching in Cascade mountains of Washington, and
the following year visited Burroughs in Tangiers. "On the
road" published in 1957, "Subterraneans" & "Dharma bums" in
1958. Several books published from then until his death on 21
October 1969 in Petersburg, Florida.

Lipton, Lawrence
Poet, novelist, lecturer & beat chronicler. Born in Poland in
1899, died in 1975. Best known for "The erotic revolution"
and "The holy barbarians". Co-author of 22 mystery novels
under the pseudonym Craig Rice (McDarrah 1985:302).

McCorckle, Locke
Studied with Alan Watts at the American Academy of Asian
Studies (Gifford & Lee 1978:208; Furlong 1986:137). He was a
pacifist, and Watts gave evidence in his trial for resisting
the draft.

Gary Snyder lived in a shack above his house in Mill Valley
in 1958 (Fields 1992:220). He was Sean Monahan of "The Dharma
bums" and Kevin McLoch in "Desolation angels" and Gary Snyder
and Jack Kerouac stayed there in 1956 (Gifford & Lee
1978:328). In 1978 he was senior aide to Werner Erhard, the
secular guru of est, Erhard Seminars Training (Gifford & Lee
1978:321)

Montgomery, John
Poet & pamphleteer, author of Kerouac West coast. Was Henry
Morley in "Dharma Bums" and Alex Fairbrother in "Desolation
angels" (Gifford & Lee 1978:329)

Snyder, Gary
Woodsman, linguist, anthropologist and poet. Born 8 May 1930
in San Francisco, and raised in Washington State and Oregon.
At Reed College was part of a Bohemian group that included
Philip Whalen and Lew Welch (Charters 1993:288). Studied
classical Chinese at Berkeley. In 1956 went to Japan to study
Zen Buddhism. Published his first book, "Riprap", in 1959 and
won several prizes for "Turtle Island", published 1974
(McDarrah 1989:314).

Snyder was a personal friend of Alan Watts, and was the hero
of Jack Kerouac's book "The Dharma bums", where he appears
under the alias of Japhy Ryder. Fr Seraphim Rose met him
several times at the Academy of Asian Studies in San
Francisco (Christenson 1993:89).

He also appears as Jarry Wagner in "Desolation Angels" and
"Big Sur."

Watts, Alan
Erstwhile Episcopal priest and chaplain at North Western
University, wrote 24 books on Eastern thought and died in
1973 (Chandler 1988:49)

Alan W. Watts visited Pomona College in California in 1953.
He was an Englishman who had been an Anglican priest in the
1940s, but left the ministry in 1950 after a public
controversy. He became dean of the American Academy of Asian
Studies in San Francisco 1953 with a speciality in Zen
Buddhism (Christensen 1993:35). Watts influenced the San
Francisco Renaissance of the late 1950s and early 1960s, and
was an avowed hedonist. He also influenced Eugene Rose (Fr
Seraphim Rose), who later, however, rejected Watts's
teachings when he embraced Orthodoxy (Christenson 1993:39,
53-55).

Watts appears as Arthur Whane in Jack Kerouac's "The Dharma
Bums" and as Alex Aums in "Desolation Angels."

Welch, Lew
High school track star. Roomed with Philip Whalen and Gary
Snyder at Reed College. Collected works appeared in 1977,
five years after his strange disappearance in the foothills
of the Sierra Nevada, described in Aram Saroyan's definitive
portrait, "Genesis angels" (McDarragh 1985:317).

Participated in a Zen zazen group in 1958 with Snyder, Claude
Dahlenburg, Albert Saijo & others in a shack above Locke
McCorkle's house in Mill Valley. It was called Marin-an -
Horse Grove Hermitage. Saijo & Welch maintained it for a
while after Snyder returned to Japan, then it was moved to
East-West House in San Francisco (Fields 1992:220). Appears
in Kerouac's "Big Sur" as Dave Wain (Gifford & Lee 1978:332)
and also in "Desolation angels".

Whalen, Philip
Poet and Zen monk. Appears in "Dharma Bums" as Warren
Coughlin and in "Big Sur" as Ben Fagan (Gifford & Lee
1978:332).


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Corey

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Apr 27, 2012, 4:13:59 AM4/27/12
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On Apr 27, 1:39 am, Steve Hayes <hayes...@telkomsa.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:11:11 -0400, "Will Dockery" <will.dock...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Corey <hirunnymouse...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >> When you think of the classics, do you really think of Kerouac
> >> and Ellison
>
> >If I do, it looks like a great many people agree with me that Jack Kerouac
> >and Harlan Ellison have written a few "classics":
>
> Kerouac I know but Harlan Ellison I've never heard of.

Ellison is ostensibly an award winning yet contentious and ornery old
bugfuck, a contemporary and friend of Isaac Asimov, a writer of
"speculative fiction". He has a Wiki entry, so he really must be
somebody important. He's one of Will Dockery's favorite authors, which
may explain why Will Dockery acts like such a contentious and ornery
old bugfuck. Ellison's link to the beat generation exists on the
tenuous threads of Will Dockery's exposure to and appreciation of
their work. In Dockery's mind, Kerouac and Ellison are friends.

Will Dockery

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Apr 27, 2012, 7:26:35 AM4/27/12
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Corey <hieronymous...@gmail.com> wrote:

<snip for focus>

> Ellison's link to the beat generation exists on the
> tenuous threads of Will Dockery's exposure to and appreciation of
> their work. In Dockery's mind, Kerouac and Ellison are friends.

While I've never made the claim that there was any literal connection
between Harlan Ellison and the Beat writers, or Kerouac in specific,
there is the "connection" that Kerouac and the Beats had an impact &
influence on all of Ellison's generation.
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Corey

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Apr 27, 2012, 8:27:51 AM4/27/12
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On Apr 27, 7:26 am, Will Dockery <will.dock...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Corey <hieronymous...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> <snip for focus>

If you really don't want to hear from me, don't respond to me. If you
do respond, just tell me what you want from me. Simple.

Will Dockery

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Apr 27, 2012, 8:55:00 AM4/27/12
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On Apr 27, 8:27 am, Corey <hieronymous...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 27, 7:26 am, Will Dockery wrote:
>> Corey <hieronymous...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > <snip for focus>
>
> If you really don't want to hear from me, don't respond to me. If you
> do respond, just tell me what you want from me. Simple.

Okay, I don't mind at all hearing from you, and if it really matters
what I *want*, I guess I'd say less arguing and insults.

I can take them and I can dish the out in return but I'd rather not.

Corey

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On Apr 27, 8:55 am, Will Dockery <will.dock...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 27, 8:27 am, Corey <hieronymous...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Apr 27, 7:26 am, Will Dockery wrote:
> >> Corey <hieronymous...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > <snip for focus>
>
> > If you really don't want to hear from me, don't respond to me. If you
> > do respond, just tell me what you want from me. Simple.
>
> Okay, I don't mind at all hearing from you, and if it really matters
> what I *want*, I guess I'd say less arguing and insults.

I don't argue or insult. You do that. So stop already.

Adam Lynn

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Apr 27, 2012, 7:36:31 PM4/27/12
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Speaking only for myself, Will, once I learned how
to take an insult I no longer felt the need to dish
any out.

Bob

Corey

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Apr 27, 2012, 8:31:34 PM4/27/12
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Are you fucking serious, Bob? LOL. OMG. You don't 'learn' how to take
an insult. There's nothing to learn. Insults are stupid. You don't
learn from them. You just take it. Some people can take them and some
people can't. Some people are insulted by the stupidest things. I've
seen people insulted by bullets and bombs and disease and destitution
and seen how they're treated, and mistreated. Now that's insulting.
Message has been deleted

Hieronymous 707

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Apr 29, 2012, 6:57:54 AM4/29/12
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On Apr 28, 8:13 pm, Peter J Ross <p...@example.invalid> wrote:
> In alt.arts.poetry.comments on Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:39:03 +0200, Steve
>
> Hayes <hayes...@telkomsa.net> wrote:
> > On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:11:11 -0400, "Will Dockery" <will.dock...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
>
> >>Corey <hirunnymouse...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >>> When you think of the classics, do you really think of Kerouac
> >>> and Ellison
>
> >>If I do, it looks like a great many people agree with me that Jack Kerouac
> >>and Harlan Ellison have written a few "classics":
>
> > Kerouac I know but Harlan Ellison I've never heard of.
>
> Ellison wrote some tedious political manifestos in the guise of sci-fi
> stories. Unlike Kerouac and all the other "beats", Ellison achieved
> basic literacy.

LOL. You may well be the whitest guy in the group, Peter.
Congratulations. You must be very proud.

Will Dockery

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Apr 30, 2012, 7:27:29 AM4/30/12
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Adam Lynn <rjburrow...@gmail.com> wrote:
>Will Dockery wrote:
>>Corey <hieronymous...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >Will Dockery wrote:
> > >> Corey <hieronymous...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > <snip for focus>
>
> > > If you really don't want to hear from me, don't respond to me. If you
> > > do respond, just tell me what you want from me. Simple.
>
> > Okay, I don't mind at all hearing from you, and if it really matters
> > what I *want*, I guess I'd say less arguing and insults.
>
> > I can take them and I can dish the out in return but I'd rather not.
>
> Speaking only for myself, Will, once I learned how
> to take an insult I no longer felt the need to dish
> any out.

Wow... I'm pretty sure I don't *want* to learn how to take an insult.

I know that must be like the "turn the other cheek" deal, I reckon?

Hieronymous 707

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Apr 30, 2012, 7:29:01 AM4/30/12
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Thank you, sir. May I please have another?

Will Dockery

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Apr 30, 2012, 7:34:33 AM4/30/12
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On Apr 30, 7:29 am, Hieronymous 707 <hieronymous...@gmail.com> wrote:
Right, right...

Hieronymous 707

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Apr 30, 2012, 8:50:03 AM4/30/12
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Write right.

Will Dockery

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Apr 30, 2012, 8:04:28 PM4/30/12
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Peter J Ross <p...@example.invalid> wrote:
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> Harlan Ellison wrote some tedious political manifestos in the guise of sci-fi
> stories. Unlike Kerouac and all the other "beats",

You just looked that up on Google, didn't you?

You've never read a sentence by either writer, have you?

"We know."

Hieronymous 707

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May 1, 2012, 4:36:35 AM5/1/12
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On Apr 30, 8:04 pm, Will Dockery <will.dock...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Peter J Ross <p...@example.invalid> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Harlan Ellison wrote some tedious political manifestos in the guise of sci-fi
> > stories. Unlike Kerouac and all the other "beats",
>
> You just looked that up on Google, didn't you?
>
> You've never read a sentence by either writer, have you?

From an outside perspective, and judging only by the information
provided by the two of you here, it appears that your understanding of
the two authors and their respective material is comparable to one
another and surprisingly mutual. Who knew you'd ever find something or
somebody you could actually agree on? Happy day!

Will Dockery

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May 1, 2012, 11:01:23 AM5/1/12
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On May 1, 4:36 am, Hieronymous 707 <hirunnymouse...@gmail.com> wrote:
That's because you play fast and loose with your perspectives and
judgements of other people, thus your opinions are usually shallow and
sloppy.

You take the easy way out and use the old "psychic" ruse.

Hieronymous 707

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May 1, 2012, 11:27:18 AM5/1/12
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LOL. Look who's talking! Can't you do anything but insult people's
intelligence? Everybody here knows that doesn't describe me at all.
You're just mad. Get over yourself, and have a great May Day, ya hear?
LOL.

Will Dockery

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May 1, 2012, 1:38:04 PM5/1/12
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"There are five native American art forms that we've given to the
world: Jazz/Blues, of course. Musical comedy as we know it today. The
detective story as crafted by Poe. The banjo. And comic books." -
Harlan Ellison

Hieronymous 707

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May 1, 2012, 1:47:22 PM5/1/12
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So? That's just a quote. Tie it together with some thought of your
own, will you please?

Will Dockery

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May 1, 2012, 3:23:26 PM5/1/12
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On May 1, 1:47 pm, Hieronymous 707 <hirunnymouse...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 1, 1:38 pm, Will Dockery wrote:
>
> > "There are five native American art forms that we've given to the
> > world: Jazz/Blues, of course. Musical comedy as we know it today. The
> > detective story as crafted by Poe. The banjo. And comic books." -
> > Harlan Ellison
>
> > --
> > Music & poetry from Will Dockery & Friends:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
>
> So? That's just a quote. Tie it together with some thought of your
> own, will you please?

That's all it was intended to be at this time, is a quote from
Ellison.

Hieronymous 707

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May 1, 2012, 3:31:00 PM5/1/12
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It's not from Ellison though. It's by Ellison from you. You're
supposed to be the link, the thing that connects one idea to another.
You didn't do that though. The subject asks a question. The body of
your post doesn't help the reader in that it doesn't supply, support
or suggest an answer other than that you apparently think that Ellison
thinks of himself as an American classic. Is that what you meant to
suggest? I didn't think so at first, but now I'm not so sure.

Will Dockery

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May 1, 2012, 3:33:51 PM5/1/12
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On May 1, 3:31 pm, Hieronymous 707 <hirunnymouse...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 1, 3:23 pm, Will Dockery wrote:
>>Hieronymous 707 wrote:
>
> > > > "There are five native American art forms that we've given to the
> > > > world: Jazz/Blues, of course. Musical comedy as we know it today. The
> > > > detective story as crafted by Poe. The banjo. And comic books." -
> > > > Harlan Ellison
>
> > > > --
> > > > Music & poetry from Will Dockery & Friends:
>
> >http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
>
> > > So? That's just a quote. Tie it together with some thought of your
> > > own, will you please?
>
> > That's all it was intended to be at this time, is a quote from
> > Ellison.
>
> It's not from Ellison though. It's by Ellison from you. You're
> supposed to be the link, the thing that connects one idea to another.
> You didn't do that though. The subject asks a question. The body of
> your post doesn't help the reader in that it doesn't supply, support
> or suggest an answer other than that you apparently think that Ellison
> thinks of himself as an American classic. Is that what you meant to
> suggest? I didn't think so at first, but now I'm not so sure.

Or that Ellison might look at my and my work in that light..?

Hieronymous 707

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May 1, 2012, 3:54:20 PM5/1/12
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Huh? See what I mean? I wrote a paragraph to which you responded with
an incomplete, poorly structured incomprehensible half sentence.
Ellison wouldn't do that.

Will Dockery

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May 1, 2012, 5:44:08 PM5/1/12
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Hieronymous 707 <hirunnymouse...@gmail.com> wrote:
>Will Dockery wrote:
>>Hieronymous 707 wrote:
>
> > > > > > "There are five native American art forms that we've given to the
> > > > > > world: Jazz/Blues, of course. Musical comedy as we know it today. The
> > > > > > detective story as crafted by Poe. The banjo. And comic books." -
> > > > > > Harlan Ellison
>
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Music & poetry from Will Dockery & Friends:
>
> > > >http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
>
> > > > > So? That's just a quote. Tie it together with some thought of your
> > > > > own, will you please?
>
> > > > That's all it was intended to be at this time, is a quote from
> > > > Ellison.
>
> > > It's not from Ellison though. It's by Ellison from you. You're
> > > supposed to be the link, the thing that connects one idea to another.
> > > You didn't do that though. The subject asks a question. The body of
> > > your post doesn't help the reader in that it doesn't supply, support
> > > or suggest an answer other than that you apparently think that Ellison
> > > thinks of himself as an American classic. Is that what you meant to
> > > suggest? I didn't think so at first, but now I'm not so sure.
>
> > Or that Ellison might look at my and my work in that light..?
>
> Huh? See what I mean? I wrote a paragraph

You spewed your usual sloppy gibberish... no surprise there, pal.

Hieronymous 707

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May 1, 2012, 6:10:59 PM5/1/12
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This is frustrating you because you have to resort to words like spew
and gibberish in reference to what you know isn't spew or gibberish in
order to protect yourself from appearing ignorant or stupid. I'm not
at all sloppy, Will. Ask anybody. I'm incisive and precise, like a
sturgeon. Go fish.

Will Dockery

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May 2, 2012, 2:01:19 AM5/2/12
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Hieronymous 707 wrote:
>
> I'm not
> at all sloppy, Will. Ask anybody.

I don't have to "ask anybody", Corey.

I find your writing sloppy and loaded with what I find to be spews of
gibberish.

Maybe "anybody" would not agree with me but that hardly matters,
because that's my perspective, that's what I get out of your poetry.
And this isn't the first time we've gone around and around about this.

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Hieronymous 707

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On May 2, 2:01 am, Will Dockery <will.dock...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hieronymous 707 wrote:
>
> > I'm not
> > at all sloppy, Will. Ask anybody.
>
> I don't have to "ask anybody", Corey.
>
> I find your writing sloppy and loaded with what I find to be spews of
> gibberish.
>
> Maybe "anybody" would not agree with me but that hardly matters,
> because that's my perspective, that's what I get out of your poetry.
> And this isn't the first time we've gone around and around about this.

It's about common understanding of what words mean. If you think my
writing is sloppy and loaded with spews of gibberish, that's fine. It
doesn't bother me at all. But people are going to judge you by what
you say in juxtaposition to what you're talking about and wonder if
you know what you're talking about, that's all.

Will Dockery

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May 2, 2012, 5:14:46 AM5/2/12
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Hieronymous 707 wrote:
>
> It's about common understanding of what words mean. If you think my
> writing is sloppy and loaded with spews of gibberish, that's fine. It
> doesn't bother me at all. But people are going to judge you by what
> you say in juxtaposition to what you're talking about and wonder if
> you know what you're talking about, that's all.

Well, the next time you post one of your poems here, I'll make sure I
point out exactly what I mean, since I'd say most likely you'll be
posting another poem like the dozens of yours I've read that fall into
this area I describe.

Out of dozens I think there's like two of your poems that escape this
problem, your groovy poem for Angel, and another one I can't remember
the name of right now... maybe another, but I'm too groggy to name it
right now, either.

Hieronymous 707

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May 2, 2012, 5:29:28 AM5/2/12
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Okay, thanks. That helps. I posted a poem called Night Star in another
thread for George. If you see it, I'd love to know what you think.
Thanks again.

Will Dockery

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May 3, 2012, 1:33:00 PM5/3/12
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Hieronymous 707 wrote:
>
> Okay, thanks. That helps. I posted a poem called Night Star in another
> thread for George. If you see it, I'd love to know what you think.
> Thanks again.

I'll definitely keep an eye out for it.

Already, the title "Night Star" sounds pretty good... kind of swamped
down here today but I should have some time before dark or just after.

Maybe if you reposted it here it could speed things up a smidgen.

Hieronymous 707

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May 3, 2012, 1:45:00 PM5/3/12
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It kind of goes with the song. You can check it out here:
NIGHT STAR
http://hieronymous707.blogspot.com/2012/04/night-star.html

Will Dockery

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May 3, 2012, 1:52:14 PM5/3/12
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On May 3, 1:45 pm, Hieronymous 707 <hieronymous...@gmail.com> wrote:
Okay, I'll have a look-listen shortly.

Hieronymous 707

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May 3, 2012, 1:57:31 PM5/3/12
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Thanks. This one is called simply red stars.
http://hieronymous707.blogspot.com/2012/05/simply-red-stars.html

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I personally have never read Kerouac, I've read most of what Harlan has written from his "speculative fiction" like "I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream" to his odd fifties takes and even his books of television critiques "The Glass Teat" and "The OTHER Glass Teat."

Will Dockery

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Jul 6, 2018, 9:35:16 AM7/6/18
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Here is a nice find, Harlan Ellison in his own voice, circa early 1980s. I haven't read this since that time period, but it was a bit I would return to often... Ellison at his candid, most readable conversational tone:

http://www.tcj.com/the-harlan-ellison-interview/

"This interview with Harlan Ellison was conducted in 1979, and it is therefore a time capsule to a different world of comics culture — and, I suppose, of everything else..." -Gary Groth
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