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“Tranced Fixations” — Kerouac’s Breakthrough

On October 7, 1951, Jack went to Birdland to hear the alto saxophonist Lee
Konitz.  The music sounded "so profoundly
interior" to Jack that he was sure very few people would understand it.
In fact, he compared Konitz's extended phrases to the sentences he was
writing lately.  Jack saw that he and the musician were essentially doing the same thing.


Conglanging: The Not-So-Secret Vice

Languages are disappearing faster even than butterflies – except in the conlang community. Conlanging (from constructed language) is obsessional, hermetic, prolix, and involves Deep Chops, combined with the spirit of play.

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