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Old 02.17.2009, 08:29 PM   #1
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noticed on the new record there is a song dedicated to Greg Corso, and they've previously had a song dedicated to Ginsberg and a piece of Burroughs art as the cover for NYCG+F. What's their relationship with these beat writers anyone know? And when are they gonna dedicate a song to the greatest beat writer Kerouac? (in my opinion )
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Old 02.17.2009, 08:54 PM   #2
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First thought in 1998, on seeing a song dedicated to Ginsberg: "Why can't they dedicate a song to a great Beat writer?" It only took 11 years. Various members met with Ginsberg and Burroughs while both men were alive. Thurston's even referred to Ginsberg as his hero. Neither one of them could edit their poetry for shit, so I can see where he gets his inspiration. Corso on the other hand--brilliant wordsmith. Deserved every bit of hype and acclaim the other three got, and then some. But the world ain't fair, is it?
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Old 02.18.2009, 07:37 AM   #3
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Old 02.18.2009, 08:02 AM   #4
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Various members met with Ginsberg and Burroughs while both men were alive.

Oh they were ALIVE when they met. I always thought the Sonic-Youth were a bunch of necros.
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Old 02.18.2009, 08:46 AM   #6
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Old 02.18.2009, 08:50 AM   #8
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Adolescence

At 13, Corso stole a toaster and sold it at a junk shop. He used the proceeds to buy a tie, and dressed up to see the film The Song of Bernadette, about the mystical appearance of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes. Corso claimed he was seeking a miracle, namely, to find his mother. Instead, on returning from the movie, police were searching for him and he was arrested for petty larceny and incarcerated in the Tombs, New York’s infamous jail. Corso, just 13, was celled next to an adult criminally insane murderer who had stabbed his wife repeatedly with a screwdriver. The exposure left Corso traumatized. Neither Corso’s stepmother nor his paternal grandmother would post his $50 bail. With his own mother missing and unable to make his bail, he remained in the Tombs.
In 1944 during a New York blizzard, Corso broke into his tutor’s office for warmth, and fell asleep on a desk. He slept through the blizzard and was arrested for breaking and entering and booked into the Tombs a second time, with adults. Terrified of other inmates, he was sent to the psychiatric ward of Bellevue Hospital Center and later released. Corso was again arrested in 1946 at 17, for stealing a used suit worth less than $50. He was tried, without legal representation, as a "Youthful Multiple Offender", which could receive penalties commensurate with adult offenders, and sentenced to 3 years in Clinton Correctional Facility, New York State’s maximum-security prison. Clinton, located in deep forest near the Canadian Border, was reserved for New York’s most hardened criminals and was the main location of New York’s executions by electric chair.
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Old 02.18.2009, 08:51 AM   #9
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Old 02.18.2009, 08:55 AM   #10
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In later years, Corso disliked public appearances and became irritated with his own "Beat" celebrity. He did however agree to allow filmmaker Gustave Reiningerto make a cinema verite documentary, "Corso - the Last Beat", about him.
After Allen Ginsberg's death, Corso decided to go "on the road" to Europe and retrace "the Beats" early days in Paris, Italy and Greece. While in Venice, Corso expressed on film his lifelong concerns about not having a mother, and living such an uprooted childhood. Corso became curious about where in Italy his mother, Michellina Colonna, might be buried. His father's family had always told him that his mother had returned to Italy, a disgraced woman. Filmmaker Gustave Reininger quietly launched a search for Corso's mother's Italian burial place. In an astonishing turn of events, Reininger found Corso's mother Michelina not dead, but alive; and not in Italy, but in Trenton, New Jersey. Corso was united with his mother on film. He discovered that his mother at 17 had been almost fatally brutalized (all her front teeth punched out) and was sexually abused by her teenage husband, his father. At the height of the Depression, with no trade or job, Michellina explained the she had no choice but to give her son to Catholic Charities. After she had established a new life working in a restaurant in New Jersey, his mother had attempted to find him, to no avail. The father had blocked even Catholic Charities from disclosing the boy’s whereabouts. Living modestly, she lacked the means to hire a lawyer to find her son. Eventually she remarried and started a new family.
Corso and his mother quickly developed a relationship which lasted until his death, which preceded hers.
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Corso + Burroughs

Was Burroughs EVER young?
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Old 02.18.2009, 11:30 AM   #12
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^^ ha ha yeah that's what i thought.
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Old 02.18.2009, 11:38 AM   #13
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On this pic: he is 39 (and Ginsberg 27). That's 1953.
i couldn't find any earlier pic:

 
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Was Burroughs EVER young?

well remember when Burroughs met up with Kerouac and Ginsberg at Columbia he was about 10 years older than they were
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Old 02.18.2009, 03:31 PM   #17
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Mmmm, but Thurston Moore is 50 and still looks about 18, some people are just lucky, and Burroughs wasn't.
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