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The poem "San Francisco Scene" by Jack Kerouac. From a 1992 Rhino Records collection of works by Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Lenny Bruce, Allen Ginsberg, and others. The three CD set Includes rare photos, poetry and essays on the Beats, and a comprehensive bibliography/filmography.

The Beat goes on. Dig it.



With Landlord Albertina Rowoldt Who At The Time Was 90 Years Of Age. Mission, TX. September 25, 2003. 

An internet search discovered that Albertina died on Saturday, December 5, 2009, at the age of 96. Albertina was as sweet as she was feisty and independent. R.I.P. Albertina.

Doug Self Photo. With Landlord Albertina Rowoldt at 90 Years Old. Mission, TX. September 25, 2003


Nicki Bluhm in this song from her new album Driftwood suggests that life is like a 'Jetplane'. I'm not sure exactly what that means but I can say with confidence that this is some good ol' soulful rock 'n' roll.

The song is currently available for free download at



R.I.P. Earl Scruggs.

'Foggy Mountain Breakdown' featuring Earl Scruggs with Glen Duncan, Randy Scruggs, Steve Martin, Vince GIll, Marty Stuart, Gary Scruggs, Albert Lee, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Douglas, and Leon Russell.