Saturday, June 28, 2008

Beat Postcard #3: Gregory and God

Gregory Corso, Lowell, MA 1986
Visiting the religious grotto described by Jack Kerouac in his book, Doctor Sax

My view of Corso is forever tainted by a scene in the film The Source, wherein he throws a fit during a discussion of Kerouac, saying " stuff puts most of his [or their, referring to the other known Beats] to shame."

So this picture is classic to me. Gregory stands beneath the savior, not revering but planning.

"Savior, huh? Sounds good."

He stood there for an hour and a half trying to figure out who you have to blow to get yourself nailed to a cross.

If you have to ask, maybe it just ain't to be.

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