Ready To Roll - hit the road - down the dove gray highway, past atomic city police, cross the fiery border, to dream cantinas, stranger prince on the street, me alone, free, and here's a hard brown cock for a quarter.

Here Birth Of The Cool indulges Ginsberg's sex dreams come true. He goes to Mexico with Peter Orlovsky and Gregory Corso (paying for them all from his merchant seaman wages and a legacy of $1000 from his mother who died insane that year) to meet up with Burroughs and Kerouac and generally play up. Gary Snyder defined “Hipster” as “ someone who could stand on any street corner in the world and score without knowing a word of the local language”.

Birth Of The Cool retells the journey of these degenerate gods of freedom.