Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Subterranean Homesick Blues

Rumors are floating in some Hollywood rags (and we mean rags) that pretty boys Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio are planning a movie version of On The Road. Having seen the counterculture dragged through a whole series of forgettable movie adaptations (including Naked Lunch, Barfly, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and whatever that awful picture with Nick Nolte was), we at All About The Beats cannot voice much excitement about this new endeavor. If it's like any of the previous pictures mentioned above, expect plenty of oddball psychedelic tricks, a lot of drunken ramblings and object smashing, and little resemblance to the original novel.

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Kerouac home for sale

The townhouse where Jack Kerouac wrote On The Road is up for sale, The New York Times reported last month. The building is located at 454 West 20th St. in Chelsea.