Monthly Archives: September 2008

bonge + burma + barkuna + brooklyn = beautiful

eric bonge, multifaceted musician, member of Barkuna AND goodbye blue monday’s resident piano tuner asked me about having a fundraiser for the people of burma (or myanmar, whatever your choice. a rose is a rose, a disaster is a disaster). … Continue reading

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isn’t it a lovely day to be caught in the rain….

it’ll probably be a recurring thing. i mean fred and ginger, not that i’ll relentlessly bombard the reader each and every time i write something, but it’s a nice lead-in for writing something that i haven’t thought too much about. … Continue reading

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how to keep from drowning

today was a wonderful day. rather than become disheartened at the state of affairs that is my financial life, i chose to gather up maxx (pictured, above) and head out to his favorite place in all the world, fort tilden … Continue reading

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utilities…..and the tools that run them

this past weekend, what with the “troubles due to the correction in the market” (ain’t that a line!), knowing full-well that whatever martian lizards, weasly powergreed-maggots and crooked politicians do is far beyond my control, i spent a few hours … Continue reading

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now this guy got it as right as i can understand it –

I had been immersed in gobbling up facets of the economic trainwreck until i couldn’t take it anymore and literally stumbled onto this interview. It was a small revelation. This econo-angst that’s been building inside of me didn’t have a … Continue reading

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how’s that again? the best…….what?

so maybe i’m not the brightest bulb on this planet’s string of christmas lights (uhhh, “holiday” lights). sometimes i think i have too many “bright” ideas. my mind abounds with plans and scenarios. “in a perfect world…..” probably the most … Continue reading

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peggy and the hat

a couple of blogs ago there was a picture of me with a brown fedora and a buckskin jacket. i have a story about that fedora and peggy lee. oh yeah, i’m in the story, too, but before i go … Continue reading

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the UMBO BOX

if you were to type UMBO into the browser, this is what you’d get!, however, there was an initial-driven meaning for this word that never made it to the internet or into Wikipedia; the u.m.b.o. box or the “utilitarian monetary … Continue reading

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the will to live, suicide and barbeques

last night (sunday) i was held by a tremendous sadness. it hung over me life a spaghetti-western poncho that was filled with time and dust, sortalike my coffeehouse. i found myself examining my quality as a human being, something that’s … Continue reading

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Rat Bastards, the whole stinkin’ lot of ’em…

i can hardly look at the television. the nausea. the “information.” the presidential race. the trainwreck our country and economy have become. we need more trainwrecks. we need them to remind us of our aging infrastructure. we need them to … Continue reading

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