"It's about words, and words are all I have…"



And Timothy Leary  deary   coined his famous saying: Turn On

Tune In   Drop Out   Did you know he was a Harvard man?  Fed so

much free LSD to Kerouac’s sidekick Neal Cassady  that he  ended up

face down in a dusty Mexican town  circa 1968    could not resuscitate


Daddy considered these guys a generation of swine  +would soon come

to include Mick  among it’s minions   But then Lee was more Thelonius  +

Bird   + Reefer    You do not mess with old guard jazz cats under any

circumstances    So much cooler than anyone called a beatnik   or god forbid

a boomer!


First gen Jazzers did not have to organize Be-Ins   They just  WERE     Lived

through the Great Depression   Prohibition  +rampant racism   Through Jungle-

Music  Storyville  Big Band  +Bop    They knew that only the toughest of the tough

would make it through   On the other side of WW II  old Satch had angina   +by 67

segregation  + Vietnam fuelled sit-ins   The Summer of Love but a blip   before The

Modern Reign of Hate


Ginsberg’s KADDISH was published in 61  prescient dirge for the new millennium:

Terror that woke the neighbours  old ladies on the second floor recovering from

menopause  all those rags between thighs   sorry over lost babies   husbands ashen

at 40   varicosed  nude  fat   doomed


Today ISIS captured 400 Syrian refugees  there in the desert for the taking   While

daily  thousands make the treacherous winter crossing to Lesbos    Terror crouches

Politicians ban the term: World War III    WE’VE GOT THIS!   chortles Hilary


Walking home on freezing TO streets  it’s -17   Did you know that Pope Francis

visited the largest synagogue in Rome today?  Only the 3rd Pope to do so!  Jews

corralled for centuries into the Ghetto adjacent   There Francis gave the Holocaust

survivors present   a standing ovation








Yisgadal v’yiskadash sh’mei rabbaw (Amen)
B’allmaw dee v’raw chir’usei

v’yamlich malchusei,b’chayeichon, uv’yomeichon,
uv’chayei d’chol beis yisroel,
ba’agawlaw u’vizman kawriv, v’imru: Amen.
(Cong: Amen. Y’hei sh’mei rabbaw m’vawrach l’allam u’l’allmei allmayaw)
Y’hei sh’mei rabbaw m’vawrach l’allam u’l’allmei allmayaw.
Yis’bawrach, v’yishtabach, v’yispaw’ar, v’yisromam, v’yis’nasei,
v’yis’hadar, v’yis’aleh, v’yis’halawl sh’mei d’kudshaw b’rich hu
(Cong. b’rich hu). L’aylaw min kol birchawsaw v’shirawsaw,
tush’b’chawsaw v’nechemawsaw, da’ami’rawn b’all’maw, v’imru: Amein
Y’hei shlawmaw rabbaw min sh’mayaw,v’chayim
awleinu v’al kol yisroel, v’imru: Amein
Oseh shawlom bim’ro’mawv, hu ya’aseh shawlom,
awleinu v’al kol yisroel v’imru: Amein



 Winter 2016

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