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Posted by G lib on 2004-07-16 19:40:50 +0000

anyone up for a road trip to see 'on the road'?

in Iowa. They are also having a fanzine exhibit at the same time. > Jack Kerouac: On the Road > January 19 - March 13, 2005 > North Gallery > Known as "the Scroll," the typescript for On the Road is a 120-foot > continuous paper. The physical embodiment of Kerouac's spontaneous > writing method, the scroll is one of the most remarkable literary > manuscripts in existence, for one of the key works of American > literature and a turning point in 20th-century culture. Seldom seen > publicly before, the manuscript is graciously lent by its owner, Jim > Irsay. http://www.uiowa.edu/uima/exhibitions/ >

Posted by $Trippi$ on 2004-07-16 19:58:24 +0000
i just saw a really cool documentary about the beats. Those people talk about Jack Kerowhack like he is a god o sumtin. good stuff. I can't believe that manuscript is still around.

Posted by frame609 on 2004-07-17 06:10:00 +0000
I think my friend Hope is in that movie. When are we leaving on the raod trip, G?

Posted by G lib on 2004-07-19 13:14:09 +0000
Is a good question. It'll be on display until about March of next year, so we have some time to decide. First question should probably be: Who's driving? We could always go sometime this fall or winter...

Posted by G lib on 2004-07-19 13:17:35 +0000
It's January 19 through March 13. How about sometime in February?

Posted by frame609 on 2004-07-19 15:39:37 +0000
February sounds good. What else is on the way?

Posted by edward on 2004-07-19 15:47:52 +0000
Stull, Kansas can't be too far.....

Posted by frame609 on 2004-07-19 16:16:03 +0000
Good call, Ned.

Posted by G lib on 2004-07-19 18:07:32 +0000
is effing far away. I guess I hadn't realized that. I had a fantasy that we could do it in a weekend, but it will probably have to be 4 or 5 days. I think Honor's in, and has invited some friends from New York. This is becoming less road trip and more pilgrimage...

Posted by rladew on 2004-07-23 21:03:17 +0000
Count me in... Ill start working on Jackie now.. Maybe we should rent a van and smell up someone else's property (my apologies to Terry)

Posted by frame609 on 2004-07-24 04:44:03 +0000
All of our apologies to Terry.

Posted by tgl on 2004-07-26 03:24:38 +0000
I can make that drive in 22hrs. Iowa City, round trip from Boston? Yeah. We could do it in a weekend. I'll be in Iowa over Labor Day weekend, I was hoping to see the scroll. However, it seems it won't be on display yet. My dharma practive tells me I should let go of this anguish about missing the scroll. Kerouac would approve?

Posted by on 2004-08-22 10:39:02 +0000
Oh! Snap!

Posted by on 2004-08-22 10:53:53 +0000
Oh! Snap!

Posted by on 2004-08-22 11:49:04 +0000
Oh! Snap!

Posted by G lib on 2004-09-07 15:37:44 +0000
I was able to convince Rebecca and Peter to come, too. Rebecca is going to tape the thing for a radio documentary she'll make on it. Alright!

Posted by rladew on 2004-09-07 17:05:06 +0000
Have we nailed down a date? Does anyone want me to do van rental research research (Im thinkin plush seats cd player (no zorn and Jandek rules apply!) fully functional Heat and AC.... bobble head Jesus / Fuzzy Dice optional...

Posted by frame609 on 2004-09-07 20:10:24 +0000
Julie's down, too, and has a new car. We'll need CB's.

Posted by rladew on 2004-09-07 21:35:30 +0000
Is this your polite way of saying you're too good for the communal vehicle?

Posted by frame609 on 2004-09-07 23:29:29 +0000
After our drive to Chicago, Rich, you know I'd never say something like that.

Posted by on 2004-09-08 01:20:22 +0000
sarcasm isn't just for breakfast anymore.

Posted by frame609 on 2004-09-08 07:04:03 +0000
It's all in good fun. That trip = rad.

Posted by rladew on 2004-09-08 11:28:01 +0000
here here. rad = that trip. bicycles/skateboards/helicopters/whatever. It should and will be done :)

Posted by MF DU on 2007-08-23 10:47:58 +0000
Fyi: In Lowell from June to October 2007. Fall RSN field trip?

Posted by tgl on 2007-08-23 16:53:35 +0000
Wow, MF DÜ rocks the search.

Posted by Epoisses on 2007-08-23 19:05:09 +0000
I'm in.

Posted by G lib on 2007-08-24 04:17:39 +0000
Can you plan it for after the 24th of September, DU? I'll totally come, but I'll be in Urp for a lot of Sept. FYI-- There's a pretty good brewpub also in Lovell that we went to before seeing the Pixies at Agannis. Anyone remember the name?

Posted by pamsterdam on 2007-08-24 04:29:08 +0000
Hey G - where are you gonna be? I live, like, right next to Germany. :o) Seriously, though - I'd love to meet up for a beer or three if you'd have the time/inclination. And you're naturally welcome to come to Amsterdam if you want to sample our... fine culture.

Posted by MF DU on 2007-08-26 15:32:06 +0000
It's a good feature. Thanks for keeping it, SYSOP :)

Posted by MF DU on 2007-08-26 15:38:53 +0000
Also, today I was in Northampton, MA with the Nigs and the wife to celebrate Jackie's b-day with some good Korean/Japanese food, knitting supply shopping, and general browsing. The browse on the 2nd floor of Thorne's shopping area yielded the following: I haven't read it in so long, I just may have to bite...

Posted by MF DU on 2007-08-26 15:40:12 +0000
absosmurfly. I will try to kick some agreeable dates for this upcoming week...

Posted by G lib on 2007-08-27 04:38:43 +0000
Pamsterdam, Next time I visit the sprouts in Berlin, I'll make an overnight (or 2!) stopover in your fair city, I promise. But this trip is logistically challenging as it is. I'm attending (and reading a paper!) at a Women's History conference in Winchester, UK. Chippy's coming with me. After the three day conference we'll spend 2 nights in a thatched-roof cottage next to "the shop" in a village outside the city, celebrating our 1 year anniversary. From there, Chippy flies home, and I continue on to Vienna (via London), where I'll meet up with my parents and some random friend of my dad's. We'll do a bicycle trip for about 7 days, wandering the countryside in preparation for a trip he will lead for the Appalachian Mountain Club (this is his retirement 'job'). We'll then meet up with my sister and the sprouts for a couple of days in Prague. I'll fly back to London, spend one night with a friend, and then back to the states. I went to the 'land of Pam' for a couple of overnights when I was 19, but didn't do much more than visit a couple of museums and get run over by a bicyclist. (I was on the poverty trip-- I think we had a Heinicken or two at a bar, but that was a big splurge!) I would love to go back, and plan to, soon!

Posted by pamsterdam on 2007-08-27 04:46:54 +0000
Yikes, I do not envy you! Those "if this is Prague, it must be Tuesday" trips are exhausting in so many ways. x It will be fantastic hosting you, but I know transAtlantic flights don't come that often. At least your employers are (hopefully) paying for your flights to & from the conference. I'll be back Stateside sometime late winter or early spring, so maybe I'll see you on your side of the ocean next time around as well. Actually, re-reading your post... a 7-day bike trip? Hell yeah, I envy you!

Posted by G lib on 2007-08-27 04:59:46 +0000
Yah, I too love a bicycle trip, I've never been to Central Europe, AND a free flight to Europe made it worth jumping through hoops. My sister and her family have flown through Amsterdam to/from Berlin, but even if that doesn't work, I'll just take an ezjet (or whatever) jaunt to visit you next time.

Posted by MF DU on 2007-08-27 05:06:37 +0000
Here are the dates - I will set up a poll shortly and finalize the date after the poll has been up for a week or so. September 29, 30 Oct 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th. After the 14th (with apologies to Kerouac as well as Willie Nelson), the scroll will be 'on the road again'.

Posted by pamsterdam on 2007-08-27 05:23:42 +0000
You could always do KLM/Northwest roundtrip, overnight Amsterdam, I'd put you on an AirBerlin flight the next day, and the same routine on your way back... If you don't mind changing planes on your way to Amsterdam, the Iceland Air flight Boston-Amsterdam tends to be a bit less expensive. Yet again, I am planning way too far in advance. Have fun in Urp, G!

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