Calling All Local Hunter Thompson Fans

Tomorrow at the Denver Public Library, downtown, as part of their month long Jack Kerouac exhibit:

From Kentucky to Colorado
The Literary and Journalistic Legacy of Hunter S. Thompson

Sunday, January 7, 2:30-4 p.m.

Denver Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center

10 West 14th Avenue Parkway

A tribute to the late, great Hunter S. Thompson who was deeply influenced by the writings of Jack Kerouac. David Amram accompanies spoken-word readings by Thompson’s son and grandson, Juan and Will Thompson, and Thompson’s widow, Anita Thompson.

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    For more on the fascinating David Amram ... (none / 0) (#1)
    by Peter G on Sat Jan 06, 2007 at 10:19:34 PM EST
     ..., an extraordinary jazz and classical musician and composer, his home page is here.  It has a page on his relationship with Kerouac, which goes back the the '50's.  

    He once (none / 0) (#2)
    by Edger on Sun Jan 07, 2007 at 10:14:15 AM EST
    said of nixon:
    "Jesus! How much more of this cheap-jack bullsh*t can we be expected to take from that stupid little gunsel? Who gives a fu*k if he's lonely and depressed down there in San Clemente? If there were any such thing as true justice in this world, his rancid carcass would be somewhere down around Easter Island right now, in the belly of a hammerhead shark."

    But he may have been having a precognitive vision of bush, of whom he remarked:

    "Nixon was a professional politician, and I despised everything he stood for -- but if he were running for president this year against the evil Bush-Cheney gang, I would happily vote for him."

    He also noted that:

    • "If we get chased out of Iraq with our tail between our legs, that will be the fifth consecutive Third-world country with no hint of a Navy or an Air Force to have whipped us in the past 40 years."

    You can thank bush for that.

    Please let us know (none / 0) (#3)
    by Che's Lounge on Sun Jan 07, 2007 at 01:07:16 PM EST
    if they take this show "On the Road".