These are links to other sites I feel are worthy of your time. They are educational, enlightening, and just plain fun.

Literature and the Arts

 

Literary Kicks -- Link into information about some of my favorite beat era authors (Kerouac, Holmes, Lipton).

Neal Cassady--Real-life friend of Jack--fictionally known as Dean Moriarty--and driver of Further.

Allen Ginsberg--(1926-1997) He saw the best minds of his generation. From here you can link to many sites honoring and eulogizing the Beat Bard. He's missed.

The William S. Burroughs Files--Whew! What a life he led! The last of the great Beats died Aug. 10, 1997. Read about a unique personality on the links in this site. (Better yet, read his books.)

Capitola Book Cafe -- A local bookstore's homepage. Cute, but could use some visual updating.

Amazon Books -- "You can get anything you want..." This could be the world's largest bookstore/video store/tool shed/etc. If it doesn't become a dot-com casualty this year, you might be able to find that tome you've been trying to locate for the last 20 years.

Powell's Books--Amazon may be the world's largest online bookstore, but Portland's Powell's is the largest brick-and-morter bookstore. They have all their new, used, and collectable books available online.

Alibris--Alibris is an online book finder. Bookstores all over the world are attached to their service. This is the place to go if you're looking for that signed first edition you've been searching for since day one.

The Oxford English Dictionary Online--An educational experience you should really enjoy.

Poets & Writers Magazine--a bimonthly publication for the poet and writer in all of us.

Xlibris--Ok. You've collected first editions, bought and read tons of paperbacks and hardbounds, so now you want to write and get published. Xlibris can help. Lots of tips, resources, and self-publishing facts for you to peruse. 

 

Music

 

Lark in the Morning -- This store can sell you just about any folk instrument from any country in the world. Their extensive web site is entertaining and educational.

Acoustic Guitar Magazine -- One of my favorite magazines has a nice web site. It has links to other music-type webs.

Gruhn Guitars -- Probably the premier music store for vintage instruments is Gruhn. If you're looking for that 1965 Gibson J-45, or that 1957 Fender Precision Bass, Gruhn probably has one.

Guild of American Luthiers -- I've been a member for around 20 years. Their quarterly journal has some of the best luthier-related articles around. Find out all about them at their web site.

Luthiers' Mercantile -- You want woods? You want luthier tools? This place has what you want.

Stewart-MacDonald's Guitar Shop Supply -- Want new gears for your electric guitar? Want to replace the frets on your acoustic? Want to build a guitar, banjo, or fiddle from scratch? Check this site out. You can ask for their extensive tool catalog, or, if you have a catalog, you can order items over the internet. Everything for the Luthier.

Cakewalk Software -- I use this Cakewalk Pro Audio for my MIDI and hard disk recording needs. If you want to know more about MIDI (for PCs) give this site a shot.

MIDI Farm -- After you know all about MIDI and have your sequencing/recording software set up, this site has files you can download and play as well as utilities and shareware/freeware-types of stuff.

Coog Instruments -- Another of my three web sites, this one dedicated to my hobby/business of stringed instrument construction, restoration, and repair. The Coog Instrument section of this web site (coog.com) will soon be history as I move all the information over to www.cooginstruments.com

Museums/Museum Collections

 

Shrine to Music Museum -- I'm a contributing member of this organization. It is digitizing its collection so more people can enjoy the extensive instrument collection (without going all the way to the University of South Dakota).

Palace of the Legion of Honor -- You want to see a great site? Look here. Because of the damage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the museum had to completely retrofit its old and beautiful structure. This triggered the idea to digitally catalogue the entire art collection, including the thousands of pieces in storage. The result is this new web site.

Museums of the City of San Francisco -- San Francisco has no lack of museums. Check out this site for several of them.

Entertainment/Travel

 

Superbeans -- M-m-m-m. My favorite coffee comes from this coffee roaster in Maui. They've got beans from Kona, Molokai, Maui, and Kawai. They roast the beans to your specification as soon as you order them. 

Monty Python Online -- Feeling like a dead parrot? Try this out. Click everywhere.

Miscellaneous

 

Hippie Culture -- An old friend from the '60's has put together a web site with a lot of photos and dialog (a lot of dialog) on the San Josť counter-culture scene around 1967 to 1972 or so. He's also included pictures and more dialog on the great Jonah's Wail reunion (which I attended). It was a lot of fun seeing people I haven't seen since the Hippie days.

Bob's Ukelin Home -- As Bob says, "Here you'll find all things ukelin. Ukelin friends and foes alike will find a forum to satisfy curiosity, answer maddening ukelin questions, buy one, sell one, locate or perhaps even contribute arcane ukelinian trivia."

Mogo/Zuzu -- My second personal web site. It's not mainstream--or for the weak. (However, it's still under major construction.) This is where I experiment with internet and graphics tools.

bullet Korea, 1967/68 -- Here are some wonderful photos and information about another army recreation compound, RC#3, that was a little northeast of where I was stationed at RC#1 during the same period. Take some time to look at the pictures and listen to the music of the era. If you were in Korea by the DMZ, you might recognize some things or someone. I did.

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