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Saturday, December 14, 2013
  pocket poet series (city lights)
I'm sure we all could go on quite some time about the array of music styles (and spoken content) as referenced in this bootleg record called "Time Sandwich".

All I can say is this title reminded me of one of my books that Frank flipped through in Claremont c. 1963 (which honest to heavens I used to carry in the my back pocket of my jeans because they were from the "Pocket Poet" series after all and I pretty much understood what they meant by that in terms of portability). 

But as to ideas, and what really comes from where can only be suspected through direct reference and allusion (which is certainly simpler sometimes in aural or visual terms.) 

The book cost me one buck.  Printed $1.00 onto the cover as the price tag.  As this title was originally published by City Lights in 1963, that date can at least determine the year that Frank looked at it as perhaps 1963 but not too far into 1964. And that's all I am saying. 






A naked lunch is natural to us,
we eat reality sandwiches.
But allegories are so much lettuce.
Don't hide the madness.

(from "On Burroughs Work", pg. 40, published City Lights)

(Of course, I had the obligatory companion volume below, and that made the rounds with some of my other friends, too.  And guess what?  I preferred Kenneth Patchen to Ginsberg, Kerouac, and to almost any of the others.  Though predecessor e.e. cummings totally rocked. )


 




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