In 1973, it was $73.00 per semester to attend a California state college, and $225.00 per quarter at U.C. Berkeley (where they smoked pipes in tweed and played chess). I went to three schools, contingent on a proffered couch or artistic collaboration. I was escaping my insane father, and staving off the workforce. Like today’s […]
My family was not content to pull the rug up from under me, they wanted me to sell everything I owned, or give it to them if I tried.
We were supposed to focus only on the now, and not what was happening outside or on Facebook or who was texting us.
Didn’t Poe’s Roderick Usher torch the place when the house, his family, and his own mind turned on him?
“You must eat almonds and romaine.” -My mom’s Hindu friend, before reincarnating
Now I can take the lowlife-infested hour-long bus to Chico and hang with the homeless in the Park Plaza waiting for hot fish to fall (you know what I think of the fish from that store). Maybe “cementized” rocks will pelt some pitbulls and they’ll go insane like when it thunders.
Fidel, as Keith Richards, wore long feathered hair, a dangling cigarette, and a look of disgust.
I was in the ‘Dangerous: Keep Away’ market (Shemp Howard would pronounce it with an Australian accent as ‘DANGEROO: KEP AWAI’). The manager, customer service rep, checkers, and baggers were braced for my attack. I felt I had it in me, but merely muttered “FUCKING IDIOTS!” (Like Daniel Baldwin, I weighed 210), slamming my Cossack […]
The Christmas Extravaganza program notes for the combined Paradise Community/High School Choruses (at the Performing Arts Center), define a musical extravaganza as both episodic burlesque and lavish variety; I concurred with the former assessment. The booklet includes large block ads for 82 local advertisers (supporting the nonprofit volunteers). (more…)