The United States Premier of "LAYS": 87 Poems by Depeche Mode's, Martin Gore at the Beat Museum in San Francisco

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When fans of Martin Gore visit the Beat Museum in San Francisco between August 10-16, they will become part of a very important historical moment. The blending of two creative worlds who individually already count their members in the multi-millions. On the surface they couldn't seem further apart, but underneath where everything counts, share the strongest of bonds. Poetry. The United States premier of "LAYS" poems by Martin Gore translated into French by Jugurtha Harchaoui spans the epic career of one of the most influential poets of our generation.

When fans of Martin Gore visit the Beat Museum in San Francisco between August 10-16, they will become part of a very important historical moment. The blending of two creative worlds who individually already count their members in the multi-millions. On the surface they couldn't seem further apart, but underneath where everything counts, share the strongest of bonds. Poetry. The United States premier of "LAYS" poems by Martin Gore translated into French by Jugurtha Harchaoui spans the epic career of one of the most influential poets of our generation.

With an achievement of this magnitude, together Martin Gore and Jugurtha Harchaoui have given a gift to millions of French readers and a deeper level of understanding to something they already love. And for this week, an added dimension of perception of what it may mean to be part of a beat generation; then and now. Subtleties of the emotionally charged words composed by Martin Gore require the touch of a poet to properly convey their power and presence. An effort and accomplishment as beautiful as this can only emanate from a labor of love. For this Jugurtha should take a bow.

Although most people are first exposed to the world of Martin Gore while getting sweaty on the dance floor, the words naked on the pages give the world of poets and readers everywhere a personal glimpse into one of the most legendary musicians of our time, without needing to hear the music. The words stand alone as works of art themselves and much more. Collectively, they compose a philosophy that has already been embraced by millions. One that the beats themselves embraced long before, and is often overlooked; living a life of enlightened individuality with others who share similar values.

Many fans from both worlds have chosen for themselves a life path to self discovery that lays far outside the mainstream of conventional thinking and emanates from a spiritual calling that is communicated to and through us all with words structured in poetic verse, prose and story. The philosophy that has evolved over the last three decades has already led millions into a life of compassion and lust, all while dancing to their own shared beats. When one Martin Gore fan meets another there is usually an instant connection and bond that doesn't need to be explained.

Prior to this particular tome, Martin Gore's lyrics were never released in the form of a book. The only songwriters who have received this honor from the 1960's or 1970's are Jim Morrison; Leonard Cohen; Bob Dylan; Joni Mitchell; Paul Simon; Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith. With over 60 million poems sold in one form or another , songs danced and mated to, records and babies made too, Martin Gore has earned the right to stand in the pantheon of human achievement as one of the most influential poets in world history. In everyone's beginning is a poem.

Depeche Mode fans everywhere are encouraged to call the Beat Museum and pre-order your copy of LAYS today. Unlike most museums who have a great deal of overhead, the Beat Museum funnels its revenue right back into the creative community through sponsoring events and endeavors that include all forms of art. When you buy a book from the Beat Museum in the quest to find yourself, you help another artist find their voice.

About the Beat Museum:
When you first walk through the doors of the museum you instantly know that you have finally found something authentic. Like the Beats themselves, the museum is in a constant state of change and growth ensuring every visit a unique and new learning experience.

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Leo Madrid
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The Beat Museum: San Francisco
LAYS: Jugurtha Harchaoui

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