04-21-2019, 10:48 AM
  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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(04-21-2019, 09:52 AM)ChiefBroom Wrote: What a book! What a movie!

I made a pilgrimage to Kesey's former place near La Honda in 1984. Took along beat-up copies of Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Thompson's Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga as guides. 

Adopted Chief Broom as a username on Mindspring's Usenet groups in '96 and stuck with it. See: http://www.photodude.com/road/redrock5.htm.

Yes, a great book and movie! I had the pleasure of meeting Kesey at Queens College sometime in the 80s. He was on a book promotion tour, reading excerpts. I recall him referring to talking barnyard animals; something about a cow with his hard already on. After his presentation he inscribed and autographed my copy of Sometimes a Great Notion with a purple Flair Tip marker.

There was one summer back in the day when my buddies and I wore out multiple copies of TEK-AAT. Ahhh, youth!

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 04-21-2019, 08:12 PM
  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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(04-21-2019, 09:52 AM)ChiefBroom Wrote: What a book! What a movie!

I made a pilgrimage to Kesey's former place near La Honda in 1984. Took along beat-up copies of Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Thompson's Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga as guides. 

Adopted Chief Broom as a username on Mindspring's Usenet groups in '96 and stuck with it. See: http://www.photodude.com/road/redrock5.htm.

Very nice! My uncle was an author living in Grants Pass Oregon who was friendly with Ken Kesey (I think they had the same publisher). In any case, my uncle arranged for my brother to interview Kesey for a 9th grade American Literature paper in 1979. I had no idea how how cool that was at the time.

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