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July’s entry in Music Passion calls for an Instrumental. Since it is also the month of explosive fireworks here in Washington, the following quote should help to introduce my favorite, non – lyrical composition “Satori In Tangiers”.

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars, and in the middle, you see the blue center-light pop, and everybody goes ahh…”

On the Road – Jack Kerouac

In 1982, (the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of the novel On the Road by Jack Kerouac) Allen Ginsberg published a summary of “the essential effects” of the Beat Generation, including this observation:

The evolution of rhythm and…

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