The Bufinidas Show
“I’m neither left or right/I’m just staying home tonight/Getting lost in that hopeless little screen”

Unraveling On the Road

About a month ago, I finished reading Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, and since then I have wondered what the plot was supposed to be. In fact, I had been wondering before then, because by the time I had halfway through it, I was frantically searching for any sign of a coherent plot.  Then, today, the pieces fell into place, and I understood – it’s not about the plot. It’s not about the story: it’s about the characters. It’s not about what Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty do: it’s about what they say and think. It’s, in short, about that Beat feeling.

Song of the Day: AC/DC – Back in Black

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