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Ruined Time
The 1950s and the Beat
by Robert Briggs

RBA Publishing
2006, 326 pages, 19 illustrations, softbound
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Jazz and Poetry & Other Reasons
Opus 8: The Beat Revealed
Written and read by Robert Briggs
Music composed by J. Stuart Fessant

Accompanied by the cool jazz of J. Stuart Fessant on sax, Tim DuRoche on drums, and Dan Davis on bass, Robert Briggs remembers the Beats of the 1950s and their revolutionary contributions to art, literature and freedom. In this poetic commentary, Briggs reveals why after so many decades, the Beat continues to haunt the American mind by shedding critical light on present day America - an America that in 2012, seems to be floundering at its very foundation of democracy and the pursuit of happiness for all. Recorded live at TaborSpace, September 30, 2011.


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CD - ROBERT BRIGGS: Poetry and the 1950's: Homage to the Beat Generation
Written and read by Robert Briggs
Music composed and mixed by J. Stuart Fessant

A jazz and poetry read that deals with why in the 21st Century the Beat Generation continues to haunt the American mind. This is an overview of the poetry that led into the Fifties and influenced the Beats, and the Beat poetry that led into the 1960's.

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CD - Robert Briggs Poetry and the 1950s: homage to the beat generation
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As we enter the twenty-first century, the Beat Generation still haunts the American mind. Across the decades, the movement asks us even now to live a larger life: out of the burgeoning consumer society, they demanded consciousness.  In a crucial moment in our history, they pulled poetry out of the universities into the streets, into the cellars and jazz clubs of the 1950s.

In "POETRY AND THE 1950's", the first of a three part series, Robert Briggs traces the roots of the beat movement and creates an atmosphere where we can feel the breath of change and hear the echo of footsteps heading toward the door.


CD - ROBERT BRIGGS: Someone Said No
Written and read by Robert Briggs
Music composed J. Stuart Fessant and performed by J. Stuart Fessant, saxophone; Dan Davis, bass; and Tim DuRoche, drums

Jazz and 1950s spoken word; Through the breakdown of a friend, Harmon Crow, Briggs tells the tale of a troubled Beat who survives the collapse by believeing there is "more to life than living."


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CD: Robert Briggs - Someone Said No
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Red hot remembering way back to the fabulous fifties when the global marketplace was meerely a military-industrial complex.

In "Someone Said No," Robert Briggs examines the disturbing uncertainty of today's war on terrorism by tracing it back to the 1950's. Through the breakdown of a friend, Harmon Crow, Briggs tells the tale of a troubled Beat who survives the collapse by believeing there is "more to life than living."


CD - My Own Atom Bomb: Frenchman's Flat, Nevada, 1953
Written and read by Robert Briggs
Music composed and mixed by J. Stuart Fessant

Recreation of a dawn in 1953 out on Frenchman's Flat, Nevada, adapted from the book "Ruined Time: The 1960's and the Beat"

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CD - Robert Briggs: My Own Atom Bomb, Frenchmans Flat, Nevada
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CD - Jazz and Poetry & Other Reasons - Opus One: The Beat Goes On
Written and read by Robert Briggs
Music composed by J. Stuart Fessant
and performed by J. Stuart Fessant, saxophone; Bob Jones, bass; and Tim DuRoche, drums

"The Beat Goes On" is part one of a three part series examining why the Beat Generation continues to haunt the American mind.

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