Music is a language of the gods and when the lyrics are thoughtful all the more so. Tonight our topic is Beatnik Spirituality for Today: The New Dylans"A look at Dylan, Low, The Long Winters, Parenthetical Girls, Bright Eyes and Cold War Kids with Chris Estey, and special guest musicians Robert Deeble and Molly Rose. Chris Estey has been writing about music in Seattle since 1986. He has written for The Rocket, The Stranger, Seattle Sound Magazine, and other publications. He has worked at labels since the late 90s. Seattle Sound Magazine said, "Molly Rose draws intricate landscapes of narrative poetry. Her music is as driven by the intrinsic rythms of her words as by whatever nameless muse guides her. There's nothing conventional about her songs, but she's hardly a weirdo folksinger. She's just a lovely songwriter, and if you're ready to listen closely, you wont be disappointed." Robert Deeble's music has been described as "Wistful folk-pop, sparsely arranged, gracefully performed, and achingly beautiful to behold."Jack Kerouac introduced the phrase "Beat Generation" in 1948, his social circle to characterize the underground, anti-conformist young (50's early 60's). When asked, what is beatnik spirituality?" at a Brandeis Forum titled Is There A Beat Generation? he answered, ""It is because I am Beat, that is, I believe in beatitude and that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son to it... Who knows, but that the universe is not one vast sea of compassion actually, the veritable holy honey, beneath all this show of personality and cruelty."