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I know that stinks.
|You know what would have been funny? |
If we still lived at 1315 Comm, but weren't aware of the Aerosmith event.
Imagine waking up to this throng and Steven Tyler's voice outside.
|The Peerless (1315 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston MA)|
This is a photo of our building from March 2010.
I'd researched and was excited to find out that The Peerless would turn 100 years old in 2011.
I'd started a private Facebook Group for the Peerless residents,
like a combination "good neighbor" group and "history of the building" thing.
But only one guy joined so I took it down.
Then we moved.
At least I made one new friend.
"Conservatism is a political and social philosophy that promotes the maintenance of traditional institutions and opposes rapid change in society. Conservatism is not so much a philosophy as an attitude, a constant force, performing a timeless function in the development of a free society, and corresponding to a deep and permanent requirement of human nature itself. It is the persistent image of society as a command structure in which the responsibilities of leadership can be exercised within the framework of a strong state manifested in divine right."
(Mission statement over at It Makes Sense Blog.)
Mitt Romney, The Today Show, January 2012)
"Of course there are exemptions for those who make money from capital gains, which is legal....so vote for someone to change the laws...each person, rich, middle class and poor look for all of the exemptions and tax loop holes that they can find. If not for those spending money, our economy would be crashing more...stop the class war fare and the envy that is being broadcast by the O supporters." (Another informative Facebook rant from the right)
"that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" -Thomas Jefferson (just saying) :)
I will never craft a response to the "chicken thing" that could surpass the wisdom and clarity of Wayne Self's July 30th essay in his "Self's Fulfilling Prophecies" blog. And so I won't even try to do so. Mr. Self has accidentally emerged as a voice of my generation, and I applaud and appreciate the man.
So many of my friends post about how they feel about the present economy. I wonder how they would feel if, in the future, they were one of the fortunate ones who was earning a lot more money. Would you still be angry with them for having more than you? Would you still think they should pay more than they are now? Would you still think your money should support those who don't have, because they aren't ambitious as you?" (August 24th, Author Withheld)
These things are good:ice cream and cake
a ride on a Harley
seeing monkeys in the trees
the rain on my tongue
and the sun shining on my face
These things are a drag:
dust in my hair
holes in my shoes
no money in my pocket
and the sun shining on my face
* Roy Lee "Rocky" Dennis
(December 4, 1961 – October 4, 1978)
|Project Eno (Photo: Michelle DiPoala)|
"Have you ever heard of Joe Kowalski?"
T Max had been starting to despair. He could not find the right bass player for his Brian Eno tribute project.
"Lexi, he's great! Joe Kowalski came over today, and he nailed it!"
I forgot about Joe Kowalski until a week before the show.
Somehow or other I ended up being the one to take the band's publicity shot.
Mostly because I could get my hands on a digital camera. In those days, they cost a grand and weighed a ton.
So on a sweltering summer day I took press photos of
Gene, Peter, Shawn, Tamora, Joel, T Max, Glenn and Eddie,
barely noticing the new bass player that nobody ever heard of
become my best friend and mad love.
After this photo was taken, on a borrowed camera for a show that I wasn't even planning to attend,
I fell in love with Joe Kowalski.
Happy Enoversary, my love.
I'm so happy my dreams pulled you through my door.
I'LL COME RUNNING
I'll find a place somewhere in the corner
I'm gonna waste the rest of my days
Just watching patiently from the window
Just waiting season change, some day
Oh, oh, my dreams will pull you through that garden gate
I want to be the wandering sailor
We're silhouettes by the light of the moon
I sit playing solitaire by the window
Just waiting seasons change,
You'll see, one day, these dreams will pull you through my door
And I'll come running to tie your shoe.
Father's Day. My day to reflect upon the fact that I've never turned any man into a father. Certainly not a daddy.
― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
|Joe Kowalski plays keys & synths for Brownboot - TT the Bear's Place, Cambridge, MA|
Bill has been getting great live shots of Joe since 2002.
He still teases me about the time I hired him to take photos
of All the Queen's Men at The Middle East.
He says I said, "Make sure to get a lot of the bass player."
Probably I did say that.
|Edwardyne's graduation day at CNR. |
The college paired up freshmen with a "Junior Sister," and Eddie was mine.
I loved her. Singer, actor and math major.
We ended up co-chairing the drama club, Props N Paint, and we're still in touch.
Some years ago, there was a piece in Variety. Edwardyne was playing Anna in Fermat's Last Tango.
A + B = Of course she's in a musical about a math problem.
That stupid white Gunne Sax dress.
My opinion on wearing Gunne Sax is the same as my opinion on Laura Ashley:
You feel like a princess for five minutes, and an idiot the rest of your life.