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December 4th, 2008

Video Naturalismo: Beatniks in Newquay

With some free time afforded by America’s recognition of a couple-hundred-year-old meal in New England, some friends and I decided to ditch those sedentary table traditions, fill the tank, and drive north to Big Sur, California. The deer and dew and babble of recent memory, of the Festival in the Forest, were fresh in my mind still, asking to be revisited. So we did.

The redwoods’ wise, fabled trunks stoked the coals of beat mystique in me as I stood beneath them feeling small but adventurous, feeling like I was an undergrad again: reading Gary Snyder, drinking wine from a bottle, dripping in postmodernism, and soaking in the possibilities that prose and poetry presented me then. I felt dizzy, but sobered up quickly and enjoyed five days of hollow-log drumming and dirt road plodding. Breathing was easier.

I came across this video and found it quite fitting to the way I feel today, in the wake of my travels. Enjoy!

=tyler=

7 Comments »

  1. thanks for posting this, its great!

    Comment by josh — December 5, 2008 @ 3:34 am
  2. leave the grad school lingo at pitchfork, folk music is for the people. everyone can love trees.

    Comment by Soy Trash Manifesto — December 5, 2008 @ 7:00 am
  3. uh. you win?

    Comment by =tyler= — December 5, 2008 @ 5:59 pm
  4. folk music died in 1565

    Comment by Conrad Gessner — December 5, 2008 @ 8:36 pm
  5. how so?

    Comment by =tyler= — December 6, 2008 @ 12:21 am
  6. What a great find! I’m envious of that pure joy you experienced going back to Big Sur.

    Comment by Susan — December 6, 2008 @ 3:40 pm
  7. The man at around 5:00 was quite a character… and I enjoyed the rendition of Freight Train.

    Comment by Davito — December 13, 2008 @ 2:24 am

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