A: No, Wendy is a fantastic comic lyricist, and her lyrics for this show are steeped in the beatnik
lingo of the era.
And this is where the question that forms the title of this essay comes in--"Did Beatniks
Kill JFK?--because if one does a search of the on-line text of the Warren Commission Report and all of its appended reports and exhibits and put in the term beatnik
, this label, initially derived from a philosophical conversation in 1948 between two aspiring novelists, Jack Kerouac and John Clellon Holmes, is an enormously useful and resonant concept for creating the profile of an assassin the commission seems invested in describing: a non-conformist, unemployed, and unkempt loner with communist or leftist sympathies--the Lone Gunman Theory (abbreviated LGT by assassination researchers).
How does Ferlinghetti reconcile that with his status as Beatnik
, ex-poet laureate of San Francisco, and cover boy of Poets & Writers, Inc.?
"Add zest to your tuxedo park party, rent a beatnik
, completely equipped: beard, eye shades, old army jacket, frayed jeans, sneakers or sandals (optional).
But fans were also treated to new compositions from his latest CD Beat Cafe, including a beatnik
jazz rendition of poet Dylan Thomas's Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.
Dictionary defined as ``a member of the Beat generation'', Beatniks
' message was `be cool, man'!
"In Funny Face, Audrey Hepburn becomes a beatnik
. It was supposed to be about the tragedy of becoming a cult leader or about California cultism." The writing didn't come easily, and Muzquiz and Lopez-Crozet decamped for a Brazilian holiday.
When The Bloody Brood and A Cool Sound from Hell were made at the end of the 1950s, beatniks
were at the height of their induction into the pop-culture vernacular.
Ryder describes her parents as "1960s intellectual beatniks
." Her father, Michael Horowitz, is a rare-book dealer and an archivist of counterculture literature.
The club, which is based in the Lava Lounge on the city's Strand Road, has just hosted the Dublin dance meisters Dirty Beatniks