Monthly Archives: December 2008

navigating the sea of life on the good-ship short-attention span

i’ve been forcing myself to write on an almost daily basis for the first time since the nixon administration. no. the ford administration. definitely the ford administration. i had dinner with my friend jo. she used to be a stripper … Continue reading

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as i listened to “a fairytale of new york” for the 1st time this year…..scrap#13

i thought of the pogues and particularly, Shane Macgowan. apparently, he was the first bigtime rock and roll star to frequent scrap bar. we weren’t open more than a coupla’months. summer was ending and we were beginning to gather a … Continue reading

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what’s next so long as we keep breathing

 tonight! runaway train, probably starting around 10:30 – kurosawa screenplay, oscar winner, best thing Jon Voight did since Midnight Cowboy and fathering Angelina Jolie. somewhere in the middle of this, we will screen “White Christmas” – Crosby, Kaye and Clooney. … Continue reading

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furtherances palladiumwise (scrapbar chronicles#12)

after exiting the studio, after saying goodbye to the pink door, never in a million years would i imagine walking through the cavernous basement that ran under this theater/venue, but this would happen in the late 80’s while waiting for … Continue reading

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the palladium timewarp bends my broken camera

  December 12th, 2008 my camera’s broken. that might be good news to some people. i’m not a “photographer,” per se. i don’t even know what per se means. checking….checking….i just googled it and it seems to fit. best part … Continue reading

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the return to the CAT slab; the black, bat-wielding italians

today, i spent about five hours in bellevue hospital. in my last exam, the examining doctor noticed that i hadn’t had an x-ray or cat-scan since before my surgery and “suggested” that it might be time. she assured me that … Continue reading

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chillin’ with the batman to a checker taxi and 35 years in between

sunday’s movie experience was interesting. at 8pm we screened kubrick/spielberg’s AI (artificial intelligence). by the time of the film’s end, the garage was as cold as the planet in the film. but i am committed. then we screened the dark … Continue reading

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dancing with miriam makeba

i went mining in a big cardboard box last night for hours and hours. i found pictures i didn’t even know i had. the above photo; where the bay ridge “odd lott” congregated. culled from last night’s box raid. the … Continue reading

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i dug for memories….

and began to find there were parts of my memories that i still have to sort out. things like this place above, scrap bar atlanta. this is the front doorway. when i found this, the first word i said was … Continue reading

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and so on….,(scrapbar chronicles#11)

as i felt from the moment i first walked into the room that was scrapbar, i was connected to something that spoke to me. i can’t explain it any better other than that. i was positive that i was home. … Continue reading

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