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Mixtape: Music and Poetry for On the Road

28 Jun

photo via Aunt13’s 8tracks mix

Aunt13 over on 8tracks made a mix called Music and Poetry for On the RoadIt’s inspired by Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and in the blurb she mentions Burning Furiously Beautiful!  How cool is that?!

I have the coolest friends!  I am going to be listening to this while I write, for sure, and daydreaming of hitting the road.  Aunt13 has over 300 mixes, so be sure to show her some love.

You may recall I posted a while back the soundtrack for the On the Road film.  It was just announced yesterday that the film will be making its US debut in late fall.

J. Haeske also made a mix for the soundtrack he’d envision for the film.  Teaser!  I have an interview with him about his new book on Kerouac lined up for you, so stay tuned.

What songs would you put on a mix for On the Road?

Also, I took my own advice about social media, and created a Facebook page for Burning Furiously Beautiful: The True Story of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, the book I’m co-authoring with Paul Maher Jr.  Be sure to “like” the book on Facebook!  We’ll be posting news about the book, information from Across the Underwood, updates on the film, and so much more!

On the Road Soundtrack

4 May

You’ve seen the posters, the trailers, the movie stills, and the interviews for the On the Road film. Now discover the soundtrack for On the Road.

According to Indiewire, the film will mostly have an original score by Gustavo Santaolalla. The Academy Award-winning composer was behind the music for Babel and Brokeback Mountain.

“On The Road” Soundtrack Tracklist

1. Sweet Sixteen – Greg Kramer
2. Roman Candles
3. Yep Roc Heresy – Coati Mundi
4. Reminiscence
5. Lovin’ It
6. The Open Road
7. Memories / Up to Speed
8. I’ve Got the World on a String – Ella Fitzgerald
9. That’s It
10. Keep it Rollin’
11. Hit That Jive Jack – Slim Gaillard
12. God Is Pooh Bear
13. Death Letter Blues – Son House
14. I Think of Dean
15. Jack Kerouac Reads ‘On the Road’ – Jack Kerouac

Considering how important bebop was to Kerouac’s writing style and even the content of On the Road, music will probably—or at least it should—play a large role in this film. I’m curious if the film will actually incorporate the music that Kerouac listened to in Harlem jazz clubs and the musicians he wrote about in On the Road. Music rights can be hard to obtain, but given that many kids aren’t listening to jazz today, I’d think the estates of many jazz musicians would jump at the chance to get some publicity.

I’m excited to hear Santaolalla’s take on what the music for On the Road should sound like.