London International Poetry and Song Festival LIPS II will exclaimate in a
weekend long celebration the continued perpetuation of this Beatific heritage
and the 50th Anniversary of Jack Kerouac's ground-breaking novel, "On
The Road" with poets, musicians, drama, comedy and film presentations
at London's Marquee
Club this November 10-12.
This year's festivities features David Amram,
Kerouac's jazz-poetry's founding collaborator and Carolyn Cassady,
author of "Off The Road"
and widow of Neal Cassady, Kerouac's legendary "On The Road"
side-kick and will once again grace the LIPS festival to perform and remember
Jack and Neal.
Also appearing will be Arthur Brown (Fire!), Pete
Brown (author of Creams White Room, I Feel Free, Sunshine of Your Love)
Peter Jagger, Pete Wareham/Seb Rochford. Poets Richard Deakin,
John Hegley, Michael Horovitz, Ron Whitehead & Sarah Elizabeth,
Frank Messina, Onetastes David Jay and Polarbear, Naomi
Foyle, Didi de Paris and others TBA. Bands T. Mandrake, Tin
Cup Collective, Shinerunners and The Interoceters bring their
joyous vibrations as well.
Additional highlights will be a live onstage phone-in from Lawrence Ferlinghetti
direct from San Francisco for a conversation with Ron Whitehead, some hardcore
comic relief from Jeremy Hardy and Lord
Buckley (CP Lee) and a dramatic reading from Richard
Deakin's, "Angel Still Falling",
a Kerouac/Cassady biopic that is in development for the screen.
the Ron Whitehead and Rob Zoschke (editors) new book: "Reflections
upon The 50th Anniversary of Jack Kerouac's On The Road" featuring
poems stories essays photos by 44 contributers including Lawrence Ferlinghetti,
Carolyn Cassady, David Amram, Anne Waldman, Gerald Nicosia, Norbert Blei, t. Kilgore
Splake, Olafur Gunnarsson, Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo, Michael Madsen, Casey
Cyr, Ed McClanahan, Frank Messina, Theo Dorgan, Mike Watt, Charlie Newman, Christopher
Felver, Jeremy Hogan, Dean McClain, John Ventimiglia, Rinaldo Rasa, Michael Dean
Odin Pollock, Didi de Paris, Steve Cannon, John Rocco, Paul K, Jerry Kamstra,
Sarah Elizabeth & more! will be released at this year's Festival.
Of Note On October 26,
2001, poets and musicians from around the globe converged in London, England to
bring spoken word and song to the first London International Poetry and Song
Festival (LIPS). Conceived in 2000 by poet and writer Richard Deakin.
Photos and Learn More about the first LIPS Festival at Epibreren.com
, read a first hand experience reflect on the first LIPS Festival from Insom contributor,
Artemis from Jack
Magazine and View
VidClips from this first LIPS Festival at YouTube.
sure to check out . . .
Official LIPS II
Marquee Club has a long and illustrious history going back to 1958. The club
has changed locations numerous times but the impact it has made on Jazz, Blues,
Pop and Rock Music is indelible. Click
Here Learn More how The MarqueeClub has shped the music
we listen to.
Note - David Amram checked in with
a note after his trip to London and imparts some of his experiences back in Jolly
Aulde England and at Lips II. Click
Here To Read his note.
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