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Definition funny of Beatnik:
cool 50's youth culture. Wore berets and polo necks. Hung out in coffee shops playing bongos and reciting poetry and experimenting with marijuana.Pre-dates the hippie movement by about 10-15 years.
Alen Ginsberg and Jack Keruoac were beatniks. Man, they were some cool cats!
Jazz hippies in berets.
"Like. . . .wow daddio." Beatnik speak.
A member of the Beat Generation (late 50's - early 60's), a nonconformist in dress and thought. Often reknowned for wearing black turtleneck sweaters, stove-pipe trousers, dark glasses and berets. They used to hang out at coffee shops where they would recite poetry (sometimes accompanied by bongo drums), and talk about jazz or the people/society/regimes that are oppressing them and trying to make them conform.
"Oh, man! Ned spilled ink all over my poems. He's a real flat tire, I mean a cube, man. He's putting us on the train to Squaresville" - Ned Flanders' beatnik father "I'm really diggin' this jaaaazz, maaan! This cat is really hip! Far out daddy-o!" (clicks his fingers repeatedly)
a 50's group of young men after the war looking for atction and excitement, created art and roamed around countries looking for truth, were taught by zen Buddhist, ate Bacon Egg and Cheese sandwhiches. they were, as Cassidy would say "It". Their poetry often resembles Rimbaud, Blake and Whitman.
Songs about Beatnik:
Beatnik's Wish by Patsy Raye & The Beatniks from the Album The Beat Generation - Music & Poetry
Beatnik's Wish by Patsy Raye & The Beatniks from the Album Flipsville: 1950s Beat Girls
Beatnik Fly by Johnny and the Hurricanes from the Album Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 5
On Beatniks by Carl Sandburg from the Album The Beat Generation - Music & Poetry
Beatnik Fly by Johnny and the Hurricanes from the Album Greatest Hits
Beatnik Boogie by Dan Kusz from the Album Sexy Funk Velvet Jazz
Beat-Nik by J.M.Van Eaton from the Album Cool Daddy-O - '60s Beatnik Songs
Books about Beatnik:
Memoirs of a Beatnik by Diane DiPrima (Aug 1, 1998)
Tales of Beatnik Glory/2 Volumes in 1 by Ed Sanders (Nov 1990)
Beatnik Rutabagas from Beyond the Stars by Quentin Dodd (Apr 2, 2014)
Beatniks: A Guide to an American Subculture (Guides to Subcultures and Countercultures) by Alan Bisbort (Nov 25, 2009)
A Beatnik Novella - histoire beatnik - Elvis - A Swedish Charles Bukowski (A Beatnik Novella - histoire beatnik... by C. BUKOWSKI and MATTIASLANGSTROM.COM (Feb 25, 2014)
BeatNik's Ukulele Jump Start: An Interactive Quizbook For Learning 168 Uke Chords Fast! by Nick Night (Oct 29, 2013)
Beatniks by Toby Litt (Dec 1, 2002)
Movies about Beatnik:
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Beatniks 2010 Unrated - Runtime: 1 hr 33 mins Starring: Trace Beaulieu, Mary Jo Pehl, et al. Directed by: Joel Hodgson
Mystery Science Theater 3000, Vol. XVII 2010 Unrated - Runtime: 6 hrs 40 mins Starring: Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, et al. Directed by: Kevin Murphy
The Beatniks 2004 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 18 mins Starring: Eddie Brandt, Peter Breck, et al.
I Was a Teenage Beatnik 2013 - Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins Starring: Neil Innes, Ray Dennis Steckler, et al. Directed by: Andre Perkowski
The Beatniks / Wild Guitar 2004 Unrated - Runtime: 2 hrs 45 mins Starring: Arch Hall Jr.
The Beatniks 1960 2010 - Runtime: 1 hr 18 mins Starring: Tony Travis, Karen Kadler, Peter Breck, et al. Directed by: Paul Frees
Petticoat Junction: Bobbie Joe and the Beatnik/Kate's Recipe for Hot Rhubard -