1. Welcome to the 12ozProphet Forum...
    You are currently logged out and viewing our forum as a guest which only allows limited access to our discussions, photos and other forum features. If you are a 12ozProphet Member please login to get the full experience.

    If you are not a 12ozProphet Member, please take a moment to register to gain full access to our website and all of its features. As a 12ozProphet Member you will be able to post comments, start discussions, communicate privately with other members and access members-only content. Registration is fast, simple and free, so join today and be a part of the largest and longest running Graffiti, Art, Style & Culture forum online.

    Please note, if you are a 12ozProphet Member and are locked out of your account, you can recover your account using the 'lost password' link in the login form. If you no longer have access to the email you registered with, please email us at info@12ozprophet.com and we'll help you recover your account. Welcome to the 12ozProphet Forum (and don't forget to follow @12ozprophet in Instagram)!

Hobo: eddy joe cotton.......

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by JoeyLawrence, Jul 27, 2002.

  1. JoeyLawrence

    JoeyLawrence New Jack

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2001
    Messages:
    0

    Hobo: eddy joe cotton.......

    Discussion started by JoeyLawrence - Jul 27, 2002

    has anyone read this book? im almost finished with it and its quite depressing if you ask me. just seeing if anyone has read this book yet.
     
    JoeyLawrence - Rank: New Jack - Messages:
    0
    - Joined:
    Dec 29, 2001
  2. otto dix

    otto dix 12oz Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2001
    Messages:
    5,321

    otto dix - Replied Jul 28, 2002

    it was a bit more like a tour diary than what i had expected... i thought he was going to go more in depth with his actual opinions on freight train hopping today. and i dont think it was too depressing in the fact that the kid saw more of the country and experience more hearty things than most americans. overall i enjoyed and recommend it.
     
    otto dix - Rank: 12oz Veteran Member - Messages:
    5,321
    - Joined:
    Feb 22, 2001
  3. TranceStoner

    TranceStoner 12oz Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2002
    Messages:
    899

    TranceStoner - Replied Jul 29, 2002

    is it an underground book? Or can you get it at any borders type place?
     
    TranceStoner - Rank: 12oz Member - Messages:
    899
    - Joined:
    May 30, 2002
  4. FromTheHeart

    FromTheHeart Guest

    FromTheHeart - Replied Sep 5, 2002

    I Just picked this up ... I was sold on the cover , than the actual summary in the same place pushed me over the edge . Great stuff, I found this qoute interesting , "A hobo works and wanders, a tramp dreams and wanders, and a bum drinks and wanders." - Ben L. Reitman

    Whatta you think about that one Kabar?
     
  5. FreeDaddy

    FreeDaddy 12oz Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2002
    Messages:
    124

    FreeDaddy - Replied Sep 13, 2002

    I enjoyed this book just as much as I treasure this roof over my head (pointing towards Andromeda). For entertainment purposes only as far as I'm concerned, with the consideration of the envy in knowing how plain my life has become in contrast to the life and times of a bum!
     
    FreeDaddy - Rank: 12oz Junior Member - Messages:
    124
    - Joined:
    Mar 7, 2002
  6. me IS cool

    me IS cool Guest

    me IS cool - Replied Sep 16, 2002

    What is the ISBN number? Or is Hobo: eddy joe cotton the actual title?
     
  7. me IS cool

    me IS cool Guest

    me IS cool - Replied Sep 16, 2002

    sweet nevermind I just found it thanks!!!
     
  8. me IS cool

    me IS cool Guest

    me IS cool - Replied Sep 16, 2002

    sweet nevermind I just found it thanks!!!
     
  9. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie 12oz Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2002
    Messages:
    4,725

    vinyl junkie - Replied Sep 19, 2002

    i scored a copy of the proof of that book a while ago... i dug it, didn't find it depressing at all...
    i thought it was good stuff...
     
    vinyl junkie - Rank: 12oz Elite Member - Messages:
    4,725
    - Joined:
    Jan 17, 2002
  10. KaBar

    KaBar 12oz Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    1,397

    KaBar - Replied Sep 25, 2002

    Haven't Seen It Yet

    But I have a writer friend in Denver who wants to swap me a video for a copy of the book. I like books anout hobosand tramping, even a badly written one is better than no book at all.

    I think Ben L. Reitman was an old Wobbly, if memory serves. I don't know about the "wandering" part. Most of the bums I know don't go far, in fact the homeless people I've met are sort of afraid of trains. Except the homeless kids. They ride trains all the time.

    My favorite statement about it goes:

    A hobo travels and works.
    A tramp travels, but won't work.
    And a bum can't travel or work, but just stays drunk.

    Or something to that effect.
     
    KaBar - Rank: 12oz Senior Member - Messages:
    1,397
    - Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001