On the Road

On the Road

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road   An old on the road story…   I bumped into the Hayes brothers, they were doing a Shout Brothers gig in Canberra for the Boot & Flogger revival in Green Square, Kingston, and I loved it, their version of The Boys are Back in Town rocked!!   I spoke to Justin about my respect for his brothers, and stood having a drink, and told him of my fondest memory of Stevie.   I was about 20 when we’d just started...