Regarding Tom’s Film Nights

I recall that he would put together themed weekends, especially those dedicated to Jack Kerouac and Jim Morrison, usually near their birthdays. He would pull in all these films of or about one of them, invite people to share their poetry or music inspired by them, and occasionally even have art or photo shows as part of the whole package. Then he would take the mike, and relate to his audience all the strange and wonderful stories of his time spent with them. Heard some marvelous stories about Jack and Jim…
One of Tom’s favorite films for the Kerouac weekend was the Steve Allen Show segments, where Allen would play piano, and Jack would recite his poetry or stories over the music – very Beat, very hip…
I sure miss old Tom…



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