Insomniacathon 2004, On-Line!-- ···David Amram - 79th Birthday Salute!! ···

The 79th Birthday Salute to David Amram at Insomniacathon On-Line! celebrates his creative pioneering work
and collaborations with stars from the worlds of music, literature theater and film. Join us in celebrating over FIFTY YEARS of Amram vibration collaborations since moving to New York City in 1955.

I first met Dave on the eve before New Years Eve 2002 at Casa Del Sol in Nyack, NY. He and Frank Messina, whom I just started working with, were gigging. Since then we've been bopping into each other, shared some stages and alot of laughs and Love on this road where we all roam.

Dave, Here's to You, here's to us and to the road that lays before us! See you further on down the way!

------------------------------------------All The Best and Many More!

James Walck

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in Mandarin

At the last Odes to The Sidewalks of New York celebration at The Bowery Poetry Club David intimates his 04' tripto Chengdu, China in a story, a poem and
a song that turns into a
BPC Sing Along!

Part I David tells the story of trying to master a Simple Sentence in Mandarin and even with the best of intention, manages to mangle it a tad.

Part II David tells the tale of a Wife from another Life in his EpiPoem.My Bhudda Angel From Chengdu .

Part III Sooth segues to ScatSong and David and The Trio kick Meandering
in Mandarin!

Part IV With the crowd well primed, the BPC resounds en masse Wah Hung Gow Shi Lao Tao New York!


Click Here To Listen to the world premiere performance of "Symphonic Variations On A Song By Woody Guthrie."

David checked in after the premiere of "Symphonic
Variations On
A Song By
Woody Guthrie"

Click Here to read David's letter to the Family and Friends of Woody Guthrie along with all the Poets and Players he shared stage with at WoodyFest with Program notes from the Symphony too!

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Symphonic Variations On A Song By
Woody Guthrie

The World Premiere of David Amram's "Symphonic Variations On A Song By Woody Guthrie" was performed by the Symphony Silicon Valley on September 29th, 2007.

Listen to the world premiere performance on line from the website of Symphony Silicon Valley.

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Ron Whitehead sends out the call at The C-Note
on a Howlfest 2004!

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Photo Gallery

Here you'll find some snaps of Dave, family and friends from over the last few years at some of the gigs and gatherings. Photos by Jeremy Hogan and James Walck.

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Love Life Out

At The Casa Del Sol, David imparts a Jack Kerouac wish, thought, hope.

Love Life Out

And in conclusion, David gives some sage advice
on persuing one's dreams
and being mindful of the
company one keeps!

Hangin' Out


David Amram and Friends celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the publishing of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road." at The Bowery Poetry Club!

On a beautiful late Summer night, The Bowery Poetry Club hosted "Diamonds In The Sidewalks" with David Amram and his quartet celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the publishing of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road."
David Amram and the Quartet with Jose Pacheco at The BPC! - Click Here to view The PhotoBook!

Joining David in this celebration of sounds and sooth was Tim Moran, John Ventimiglia, Adira Amram, Russell Brand, Casey Cyr, Ron Whitehead, Frank Messina, Katinka Klein and Jose Pacheco along with the super sonic support of Kevin Twigg, John DeWitt and Adam Amram and Erik Lawrence.

Insom contributing journalist, Jeremy Hogan was there snapping stills and rolling video. Click Here to view The PhotoBook

John Ventimiglia, Adira Amram and Jose Pacheco - Click Here to view The PhotoBook

And there's some great VidClips Click Here To View John Ventimiglia's "I Think Of Neal", Adira Anram imparts, "On The Roof of America" and Click Here To View Jose Pacheco and his tale of "The Night Charlie Parker Played Tenor at Montmartre Café in Greenwich Village."

Happy Birthday David!

-Buckley's Reverberations Revered!----------Messina and Amram at Insomniacathon 96'  -  New Orleans


On April 9th, Dave Amram attended a final farewell to his old friend Lucien Carr, Read Dave's warm reflect of Lucien and his reverberation of the timeless truth of that living "Now" is always the right time. - Click Here to read, "What is Born of Spirit is Spirit." - --------- Philip Lamantia, one of the four members of "The Jazz/Poetry Trio" (Lamantia, Jack Kerouac, Howard Hart and David Amram) passed on March 7th. His friend and fellow Trio member, David Amram, looks back fondly with his reflect . . . Click Here to Read. " FOR PHILIP LAMANTIA."


On Thursday, Feburary 10th, Playwright, Arthur Miller passed on. Click Here to read his friend, David Amram's, reflect.-----------In the early Spring of 2003, Ron Whitehead, NYC poet, Frank Messina and fellow Kentuckyians Andy Cook and Sarah Elizabeth crossed the Atlantic on The War Poets Tour. In observence of yet another year of "Poetry Amidst a World of Struggle" Click Here to see and hear their experiences, Also shortly after their return from Europe, poets and musicians from around the globe converged for an evening of celebration with Frank Messina at The Spoken Motion 10th Anniversary Bash! at The Bowery Poetry Club in NYC. Click Here to see and hear the festivities from this grand evening of Spoke n' Roll!


- News, New & Of Note!  - Click Here for the latest happenings from our friends and family in the Poetry, Music and Art World! -

Insomniacathon On-Line! has compiled a list of Links to International and Domestic Relief Agencies and Organizations who tirelessly strive to spell suffering and help those who can't help themselves. Do what you can For Humanity. Click Here To Learn More!

A Kentucky Christmas Poem, from "3 Beats, Kentucky Suite"  -  Watch "Mama"  - Click Here! -

On Sunday, December 11th 'Ode to the Sidewalks of New York Jazz & Poetry Reading' will happen once again hosted by legendary musician, composer, author David Amram & his Trio at the Bowery Poetry Club. - Click Here For More Info! - ALSO View Pix and Clips from May's Ode Celebration!

Pix, Clips and Page from kindred Keepers of The Flame! Join us in celebrating the LifeArtSpirit of Allen Ginsberg! Click Here to Enter!

Jack's Last Call: Say Goodbye to Kerouac - AudioPlay adaptation of the Patrick Fenton play "Kerouac's Last Call" - Click Here to Learn More, Link and Listen to Jack's Last Call: Say Goodbye to Kerouac!

Long time friend and compatriot, David Amram, shares a touching reflect of his good friend. Click Here To Read his reflect "For Odetta".

Click Here to read about The History of Insomniacathon.

To Learn More about The Literary Renaissance, Click Here!

- Click Here for Links to the Family and Friends of Insomniacathon in and around this World! -

As The Poets and The Players make their way from The Heartland to The Cities and Beyond they bring back their Sights, Sounds and Stories from The Road. Click Here for their recounts and Learn Why . . . Travel Is Fatal!

On Sunday, Feburary 20th, Writer, The Gonzo Journalist, Kentuckian and Friend, Hunter S. Thompson headed on from this world to the next. Click Here to read the emotes, reflects, rants and raves coming in to Insomniacathon On-Line!

Read Dave's "My Bhudda Angel From Chengdu" letter and poemlyric penned after the "Beat Meets East" Conference in Chengdu, China, June 2004. - Click Here! -

Click Here for "Picking Up Where We Left Off"  - Bettye B's Post-Insom 03' Bash!  - Never Heard Mp3's from Dave Amram EarthJam 2003!  - New Pix from Both Shows!  - Click Here and Get On Board! -
Click Here for "Picking Up Where We Left Off"  - Bettye B's Post-Insom 03' Bash!  - Never Heard Mp3's from Dave Amram EarthJam 2003!  - New Pix from Both Shows!  - Click Here and Get On Board! -

The Royal Court, Come and be Bestowed Beat! at!

Seven years later, old friends do it again in Louisville at Insomniacathon 2003

Frank Messina and Dave Amram perform the Kerouac classic at Insomniacathon 2003

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