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May 24, 2014

[POSTED THIS RECENTLY HERE AT WORDPRESS BECAUSE BLOG.COM, WHICH I’VE BEEN USING FOR QUITE A LONG WHILE, FOR NEARLY SIX HUNDRED POSTINGS, WASN’T WORKING. BUT THEY’RE BACK ON SO WILL GO THERE AGAIN…]

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by Pur Slane

http://www.vagrantrogue.wordpress.com

sweetdango@hotmail.com

…seeing as how blog.com, the blogging provider I’ve been using for quite a while, has recently been out of commission, will begin posting here at WordPress again – used it for two months when I was in Los Angeles in the summer of Two-Thousand-Nine…appropriate, I guess, since I would not at all mind being down there in L.A. again, but it’s the money, as usual, and I’ve not put money before love, or my form of love…could really, really use a change from San Francisco’s Tenderloin. It’s been an experience, for certain, this decade here, but I’d like a break…but even two weeks in Tinseltown, would require something close to two grand…Amtrak fare there and back’s minimal, but the cost of even the cheapest motel in the area I want to be in is about 60 a day…nearly a grand for only two weeks that’d be. And I must have some “walking around money” this time, unlike the depressing debacle of that summer five years gone which rates, toward its end, as among the worst times of my life…

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April 13, 2012

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Wanted to post again to this site even tho’ I’ve moved on – these done in Los Angeles nearly three years ago…but figure if I post again WordPress will not delete these…addresses for my other blogs are:

starplane.blogspot.com

sweetdango.typepad.com

streetlevels.blogdrive.com

greenroads.blog.com

 

0041 …recent great book purchase: a small Stephen Mitchell

August 12, 2009

8/12/2009 12:39 PM: …recent great book purchase: a small Stephen Mitchell translation of the Tao te Ching and a Roget’s Thesaurus for just a dollar for both – at the Out of the Closet on Fairfax near Beverly…a dollar H & M pair of interesting-looking pants, nearly went for those, but decided against – for a woman, due to the positioning of the zipper – but that was okay – problem might’ve been the length. Liked zippers at the bottom of the legs, tho’…found a melted Twix bar along Beverly, picked it up and ate it – have stopped doing such things, stopped finding things to eat in the trash – I’ll soon be three days, a full 72 hours, into a fast…need to modify my dining habits, and spending habits as well…mother kneeling next to a little boy, telling him that Beverly was a “very scary street” and that it shouldn’t be crossed…into a pantry across from the Erewhon Market – many items in there, in Erewhon, that I desire – raw cacao powder in bulk, thirteen dollar incense, and more times three…the fast, after it, can fulfill some purchasing desires, will really appreciate what I buy then…twenty days more of this only-water plan, a long way to that consuming oasis across the desert…well, that day, into a free food pantry, got a can of ravioli, for one thing…they were giving away flats of carbonated tea – would have made a nice gift for others in the hotel I’m in downtown, leave it in the lobby, but it was just too heavy to carry easily…sign on a store for huaraches…a shoe? Mentioned in a Beach Boys song, Surfin’ USA…part of my linguistic education here in L.A., the bilinguals…sign in a bookstore for a sample sale in a downtown penthouse – apparently the owner opens the place up frequently to the public for events…went there, checked out the view from the top – models in bikinis were unexpected…well, ending this posting now…notes I’m working from were from three days ago when I was still eating, so I feel they’re a bit…tainted. Tho’ that might be too strong a word…currently reading a very inspirational book from the library called Raise Your Vibration with Nutrition & Fasting, by Nogah Lord…

0040 8/9/2009 1:19 PM: …managing to avoid the cheap – 55 cent – cups

August 9, 2009

8/9/2009 1:19 PM: …managing to avoid the cheap – 55 cent – cups of coffee from the lobby machine in the hotel I’m in…plain water would be better for me, not the stimulation of caffeine…

…listened to some Jose Feliciano recently – his guitar part – guitar alone, I mean, without singing – is so very beautiful in his cover of Light My Fire…like it also much when he breaks into Spanish in it and in California Dreaming – two really perfect renditions, and very appropriate for Los Angeles. Was thinking that his cover of Elton’s Daniel isn’t so appropriate, don’t like it quite as much as those other two. But still beautiful…also, there’s a Time After Time on the disc I was listening to, but disappointed that it’s not the Cyndi Lauper one…

…Ernest Borgnine at a Larry Edmunds bookstore signing earlier this year – the man will be 93 this next January…read his autobiography not long ago…one of the kings of Hollywood, and still in good enough shape to make it to a public appearance…

…having bowls of blueberries lately, myself – a buck for a dry pint – quite an amount – at the Grand Central Market, near where I live…perhaps my favorite fruit, when they’re plump and sweet…

…listened also recently to some Arlo Guthrie – City of New Orleans – a train song. He also had a second one about locomotives on the disc I was listening to – into that Americana mode of transport and transportation…the Dead also mention the Great Northern, out of Cheyenne in one – Jack Straw, I think…O’Jays did that Love Train also…and Monkees, the Clarksville last train…and…Gladys and her Pimps – I mean, Pips – midnight train…

…have begun a Hope Davis reading of Erica Jong’s Fear of Flying – the lady sure doesn’t hold back on the sex stuff – talks about a husband’s clean and/or hairless balls, for one – or two – things…Davis really captures the voice well, the voice in the text…

…also listened to much of Long Road Out of Eden, the newest Eagles work, two discs…interestings photos in the liner notes, the four – Frey, Henley, Walsh, Schmit – that’s the order given in the notes – maybe Glenn demanded he be put before Don – two dictators, they decribe themselves as, in a Rolling Stone article from a while back…one photo has them walking together on dunes, seen from the back…eaglesband.com is their site…

…title for a porn film, California Creamin’…

…was talking to a check-out guy at the library who had a comic book image on his shirt, said it looked like Bernie Wrightson work, and he said it wasn’t his – we went back and forth a bit about whether it even resembled Wrightson’s style. Eventually he seemed to agree that it was similar…

…into a Rite-Aid downtown the other day to buy a light bulb – one that came with the hotel room I’m in too bright – guard in the store I had a problem with a while back – accused me of not paying for orange juice – not there – I made a slight little scene behind that…so haven’t been back since – but that guard not there this evening…so in…always decent music on their system – Diamond Girl by Seals & Crofts that day…

…also listened some to Wilson Phillips – a disc of covers, including Joni Mitchell’s California – different reading than on the album original – there’s a line about someone keeping her “camera to sell”, and the three in W.P. don’t emphasize that to express indignation, like Joni did…

…back to the Erica Jong novel…casual use of “motherfucker”…mention of her being fingerfucked as a teenager…guess she was aiming to be a female Henry Miller, and hit that target and then some…I’ll probably get through it all, mixing it with other non-sexually-explicit ones…

0039 8/8/2009 12:01 PM: …up in Hollywood, stood looking at a map of Greater

August 8, 2009

8/8/2009 12:01 PM: …up in Hollywood, stood looking at a map of Greater Los Angeles, from Unique Media – have seen their treatments of other locations. Good map, I’d consider buying it…also, maps available of homes of stars, with crime scenes also indicated – in some cases, the two are the same. (40th anniversary exactly tomorrow, August 9th, of the Sharon Tate murders…saw a recent photo of Manson in a newspaper – lost his hair, looking very different…) Walking down from Hollywood to Beverly, at Hawthorn and La Brea, big image of Jim Morrison, with an extended quote from L.A. Woman. On the side of a fitness place – Jim doubtless never saw the inside of such an establishment. Got really thin after a pudgy childhood due to not eating and doing a lot of acid, but that weight returned in his last days…the LA Xpress offices on La Brea near Sunset…I pick up the issue every week…have sheets of earth toned paper I’ve been using for handwritten letters. I fold them along the long edge and put four together, to make a “book” of eighteen pages, for missives to friends…walking south to Beverly, garden statues for sale – liked a Hindu one of reclining male and female lovers – the word “hyacinth” in the sign for the place for some reason – a Morrison word, Doors song Hyacinth House…not many calories ingested lately, and more movement…want to lose some weight and this next period until more money will be good for that…reading a bit in Magical Passes: the Practical Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico, by Carlos Castaneda. Specific movements shown in photos that are a sort of qi gong, or tai chi. Available in moving picture form also – that’d be better to see how the moves should be done…nice verb in a Gore Vidal essay: “unhinging their friendship” – related to Vladimir Nabokov…have got inexpensive cans of peas and pinto beans lately, from places like, strangely, Georgia and Arizona…but my body lotion’s not cheap, from Santa Rosa – putting more money into some things than others…into the energy of the body, and mind…recent L.A. Times articles about: a numismatic – coin collecting – show; release of Manson girl Squeaky Fromme after over thirty years of incarceration; nearly a five billion dollar Postal Service loss so far this year; health club shooting – guy fired off at least 36 bullets – called in the article a “fusillade” – 3 women killed, 9 others wounded, shooter shot himself dead as well; writer Budd Schulberg dead at 95 – scripted On the Waterfront, and What Makes Sammy Run?, a novel critical of Hollywood; new Milla Jovovich movie; the Cannabis Planet TV program pulled from the air in Orange County; title “Image Without Context” for an article about recent mysterious posters of Obama as the Joker appearing around Los Angeles…had saved tiny grape seeds, and bigger mango and avocado ones, carried them on a morning walk to plant in soil…on the walk, saw one black shoe, a pump, lying on the ground – reminded of a friend in San Francisco, who’d really wonder at seeing these single shoes – why just one?…new Bruce Willis movie, Surrogates – poster caught my attention at a bus stop – the Internet Movie Database says it’s about a future where people interact only through robots that act as “social surrogates”…on a long walk one morning, stopped in front of the big Figueroa Westin Bonaventure and selected some tourist brochures of local doings and places to send to a friend in Frisco – many injuns outside – I mean, not the Cheyenne but the Calcutta kind…the length of that particular walk was about 70 minutes, about perfect for a CD’s length of music…sort of curious about the new Tarantino – he numbers his flix – which is this one, the seventh? – Nikke Finke in the Weekly says it “screen disastrously at Cannes”…pulled a full page photo of Katy Perry from the Weekly and put it on my hotel room wall – for a concert in L.A. at the end of the month…don’t usually get photosgraphs of myself, but there’s a Hollywood Boulevard machine that takes ones for two or three bucks, may do that next month, send ’em to friends…neon sign downtown at a diamond store that’s spelled “AQUARIOUS”…quote on a building from Thomas Jefferson about much preferring newspapers without government than government without newspapers…coven members sought – only women…names for three already, coven names: Lulu, Arcadia, and Alexa…but only three needed to form one, so that would be two women and myself…needing to be careful about inexpensive cups of coffee I’ve been buying from a machine in the lobby of the hotel I’m in – not the healthiest beverage…there’s a hand of cards motif on each cup – four cards are visible around the side, with a wild card blank – you have to look on the bottom of the cup for that. “For amusement only” it says…saved myself time in a recent Rite-Aid – in there to get a 50 cent little pink highlighter pen that caught my eye – long lines in front, so went to the photo department one in back and was out of there very quickly…couple of downtown establishments, the Library Bar, and a Wolfgang Puck “bistro”, but both seem to lack soul…that library one apparently actually has books that customers can look at, but that may not be enough…got Erica Jong’s Fear of Flying out on audiobook, Hope Davis reading – she was good in Next Stop Wonderland, from a few years back…witchy couplet to end this: “…to beckon on these muses forwardly -/they hear the summons to appear and be…”

0038 8/8/2009 10:07 AM: …hey, A.! Only using your initial, to protect your

August 8, 2009

8/8/2009 10:07 AM: …hey, A.! Only using your initial, to protect your privacy – gonna be posting this at my Vagrant Rogue blog as well, so I can thrill two birds with one page of text, to wrench a metaphor…anyway, still waiting to see Polanski’s Chinatown with you, and Becky, if she’s into that…one of these Pasadena days…will be typing this out as if I’m writing to you – hopefully you’ll find some of the topics of interest…

 

Bus ad for some Vampire Diaries thing, a movie or TV series. What’s the deal with all this vampire shit? “Love sucks” is the slogan – get it, like sucking blood? That Twilight franchise is also about vampires – know a person in Frisco who was reading the novel…goes back to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, at least…don’t care myself about the metaphor…

 

Have been taking some walks around the downtown area, and have determined which streets define it, at least in my mind. Figueroa on the west, Temple on the north, Los Angeles on the east, and Olympic south…5th Street bisects this rectangle, so for walking one could divide the length of a perimeter walk by going either north or south from 5th. Some mornings I like to take a long walk – the northern part took a little over an hour, at a good stride…I remember once in Frisco you and Becky and I took a long, fast walk down from North Beach, I think it was, to south of Market…mentioned Dennis Hopper in a conversation, I think, but that’s all I recall…about ten years ago?

 

And…the topics touched upon in this are likely to seem random – I’m working from handwritten short notes of things I thought were significant…recent visit by Bill Clinton to North Korea got the release of those two young women who were held for a while…photo of Big Bill with Kim Jong Il – that should be “Ill”, right? –  weird about this font I’m using, the capital Is look just like small Ls – wrote down “Pyongyang” – international news isn’t really a big topic with me, but I like to get names of distant locales spelled right. (Reminds me, the other day, speaking of distant locales, remembered that photo of you in a sarong from…Bali, was it? That was years ago you showed it to me, but it stuck in my mind – you’ve been around…)

 

Walking near the Central Library, saw a common garden hose, but at first, since it’s film-crazy L.A., thought it was a cable set down by a movie crew…

 

You may like the Yousuf Karsh photographs on display now at the Central Library…Churchill on the bookmark given away to promote the exhibit…just glanced at the show, not so interested in it…but you may be too busy to go there…it’s probably online…

 

Been sometimes taking illegal Metro underground rides up into the Hollywood/Highland area – illegal ’cause I didn’t buy a fast pass this month. If caught, could mean a two-hundred-and-50 fine, but I’ve risked it. No getting onto overground buses, tho’, since the driver needs to see the pass before boarding…so…I’ve been mainly keeping to the downtown area, and spending more time in my hotel room, which I’ve got set up nicely enough…but it’ll be great to have more cash next month – this month, am paying for making a Bank of America account blunder during my first days in L.A. – I’m not in the habit of doing that, but somehow I did it this time – went a hundred-and-50 into the negative, then was charged six 35 buck fines – big bucks for me…

 

Thinking of taking part in an adult literacy program through the library – requires an eight-hour training session, then a commitment of at least six months to a student, two hours a week I think it is. I know someone in the Bay Area who does this…could be very interesting. I really take my ability to read for granted, if not Granta…which was founded in 1889 by Cambridge students – I know you’re a fan of the lit mag…

 

Also, got an Anton La Vey book, The Devil’s Notebook, out from the library, to see what he’s about…never read him before. (See about the jumping around of topics? I can get in more material without transitions…] Maybe I can adapt some of his ideas to make me more effective. In a nice way, of course…and: thought of a word for a kind of writing: “cliterature”. A form of “chick lit”…am currently listening to the audiobook for Erica Jong’s Fear of Flying – that’s a primo example of cliterature if there ever was one…so there’s one page, my limit for a library terminal hour…talk to you later…

0037 8/7/2009 12:14 PM: …article or book I just heard about, by Colin

August 7, 2009

8/7/2009 12:14 PM: …article or book I just heard about, by Colin Wilson, called The Anatomy of Human Greatness – would look that up – he’s written on some interesting subjects…Wickedpedia has a long list of his books…says this Anatomy is non-fiction, written in 1964, to be published electronically by Maurice Bassett…something called Super Consciousness is out this year…

 

In Steve Chandler’s ReInventing Yourself, mention of how Picasso “regressed into immaturity in his later paintings.” Surprised he takes that point of view – seems like mostly that regression’s applauded by critics and the viewing audience. (Reminds me of a phrase I read in Steely Dan liner notes: “healing regression”…from that live album they did, forget the title…a bit out of touch with “the Dan” lately…)

 

At a 24/7 local restaurant the other morning, 75 cents for coffee, skipped the offered sugar. Need to keep away from that…but…there’s this diet I read about that says a couple of spoons of white sugar in water, drink that, to fool the body into thinking it’s been fed – a way to more easily avoid eating. Same book also said olive oil, a spoon of it, can serve the same purpose – but, it specified NOT extra virgin olive oil, some other kind…olive oil in general a good thing to take some of every day, I think…in terms of a raw food plan…

 

Speaking of coffee – in a 7-Eleven the other day, pricing a cup – buck-39 – too much…have the past two days started drinking cheap cups from a machine – got to watch that habit…I think it’s imbalancing me…

 

In the back of my mind, and sometimes the front, working on Road Killer, some “treatment” for a movie, I guess…Lulu and Boyd are a couple…they quote Doors lyrics a lot, such as the “cops and cars/the topless bars” rhyme about L.A. from L.A. Woman…

 

Passed a stationery store the other day, thought of a friend I used to work with in the Nineties here in L.A. – trying to see him, and his wife – called, left a message – she left a message saying he’s pretty sick, so I can’t see him just now, maybe later…the stationery store part – he said he used to work in one…

 

Newspaper headline: California ordered to slash prison ranks, so thousands are likely to be out soon. But…so many of those incarcerated are there for drug offenses, not violent crime…I’ve recently been living in places with many out of prison, or going there…

 

A guy downtown, homeless, with a shopping cart, imploring passers-by for money for coffee, pretty much ignored. I treated him that way as well – just, really, don’t have the cash now to treat him…tho’ I gave a guy a dollar the other day to get vodka – the kind of alcoholic who gets the shakes if he doesn’t get his fix…well, this coffee guy, I was writing on a piece of paper when passing, and I think he was addressing me specifically and said something like, was there money for coffee for him on my list? Just walked on by…didn’t really want to ignore his pleas, but gotta keep my finances in order this month…

 

Next month, will have more cash…friend Dan, who just closed his bookstore on 7th north of downtown, has a couple of items I want, so could get those then…Erasmus, to make a fanciful comparison to yours truly, said something like his order of priorities was: books, food, clothes…loose translation, but you get the gist…is that impractical?

0036 8/7/2009 10:19 AM: …on the street, two blind guys walking – one had some

August 7, 2009

8/7/2009 10:19 AM: …on the street, two blind guys walking – one had some sort of keyboard, small, around his neck – could see adapting, adopting such a device for my own purposes…there’s a text reader/scanner at the library for the vision-impaired that could prove interesting…recently spent a couple of hours with a blind guy, and learned something…

 

Grand Central Market, I’m a fan – two nectarines recently for just 27 cents! Not organic, like at Erewhon, but I like my arms and legs where they are…blueberries a buck for a dry pint also – quite a bargain…

 

Thinking of Michael Jackson – cannot say I was such a fan of his music, but heard Man in the Mirror from a passing car the other day, and thought that I like that one…musta come out about ’89, ’cause I remember someone at a job I had then mentioning it. Also, so many t-shirts being sold, worn in tribute to Michael these days, didn’t see any I’d really wear myself until the other day: shows very young pre-teen Michael, well before the bleaching, all that, and he’s holding up a photo of top-of-the-fame Michael, adult…

 

Paying attention to Richard Carlson’s Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… on audio – he mentioned the “technique” – like that word, a mind technique – of imagining people as infants, and than as hundred-year-old adults…this to defuse negativity from them…

 

Also listening to a selection of Gore Vidal essays, mostly from the ’90s, called The Last Empire. Mention of him acting in Bob Roberts. He was also in Gattaca. What other movies was he in? He’s been involved in popular culture for decades…he mentions a “reverse angle” in one essay, movie term – I should study those. Or somehow get myself behind-the-scenes while some movie’s being made, immerse myself in that world.

 

Walked around the “Fashion District” part of downtown L.A. – DTLA – recently – saw the United Artists Theatre on South Broadway – opened in 1927 by the united artistry of Chuck Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and D.W. Griffith…the Hollywood Cinema Treasures site says it’s currently closed as a theatre, but it still functions as a church, I think…there’s a Belasco-named place nearby – an old Hollywood name – and the Mayan – that’s still a venue – some Gilberto there later this month. Faux Mayan glyphs outside – “faux” I’m pretty sure, they didn’t look genuine…

 

See the Cartifact site for maps of L.A. – in particular, their Angels Walk LA series  is good – they’ve got kiosks all around town with much informative text about the history of locales…

 

Heard somewhere – maybe in the Gore Vidal essay audiobook – about a George Will essay about the Doors – critical of them, and Morrison – in particular, I think, about the “break on through” idea. Could be in the book The Leveling Wind. (This in that Richard Carlson book…I think he feels that there isn’t anything to break on through to…)

0035 …continuing on and off with Kevin Starr’s California, a history of the state of

August 4, 2009

…continuing on and off with Kevin Starr’s California, a history of the state of mind and body…would pay to get the print version so I can get the correct spellings for some of the names of, like, 16th-century Spanish explorers…

 

And in terms of Spanish names, may change my nom d’blog from “Te Helado” to “Helado Doble” – “two scoops” – saw it an an ice cream vendor. Am by osmosis picking up Spanish, at least phrases, since here in bilingual L.A. often English and Spanish are put with equal prominence on signs…

 

Continuing to work off and on on Road Killer, a story about Lulu and Boyd – she’s a serial killer, he’s not aware of this habit of hers. One of them could say the phrase “genial genitals”, which is a euphonious one…and:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_in_Wonderland

– 1970 movie I heard about – I think long ago in a “Sex in Cinema” installment in Playboy – sounds very Sixties…Fellini cameo – how many flix can claim that?

 

Was at the saloon across the street from where I live a few days ago – no money into the jukebox, to save cash, but paid a buck-50 for an orange juice, quarter tip to the 6am lady bartender…read a chapter in a book I paid two bucks for, Paul Fussell’s Class…funny illustrations in it – reminded me of Tom Wolfe’s satirical drawings for some of his early articles…

 

Then paid a dollar for a package of turkey slices at a market…trying to stay away from animal protein, and food in general, but went for this buy…

 

Listening to a couple of self-help/inspirational audiobooks – idea from one about how one shouldn’t think in terms of “problems”, but “projects”…that was a Steve Chandler one about reinventing one’s self. He hates the word “should” – it SHOULD never be used, he says. Change it to “I want to…” He says this is “a life-giving shift”…he emphasizes the importance of learning how to speak to yourself better…

 

This past Sunday, two days ago, took a change on the Metro subway, rode on it without having a pass…didn’t buy a month one this month to save cash…wanted to get up to a Hollywood Boulevard farmers’ market I like, plus go shopping for essentials at another place – too far to walk…got away with it…rode on the system, with a pass last month, probably a hundred-and-50 times, without being questioned…honor system…bad thing about the LA public transit buses, no transfers, like in Frisco…am keeping myself primarily downtown this month, getting to know the area…

0034 …next month I’ll have more money, but this next four weeks will be tight –

August 3, 2009

…next month I’ll have more money, but this next four weeks will be tight – due to my mathematical error in my Bank of America account – led to a negative one-50 balance, and six subsequent 35 dollar fines…no forgiving A.P. Giannini to forgive my honest error, just number-crunching algorithms to grind me financially…so…not buying a 62 dollar bus pass this month. Or paying my cell bill…

 

Withdrew money from an ATM to pay my rent – was given fifties, to my surprise – Frisco gives only twenties, at least at the ones I went to. The machine in a higher-rent part of downtown L.A., so maybe this is for high rollers…

 

Full moon on the 6th, Ramadan begins at sundown on the 21st…

 

Guest policy at the hotel I live in: six hour time limit, no charge, for anyone from 8am to 10pm. About eleven bucks otherwise…no femme takers for this, to visit my lair…

 

Splurged a bit at the saloon across from where I live – two Cokes, I think it was – buck-50 and quarter tip on each – doesn’t sound like a lot, but that’s 15% – plus jukebox tunes. First four I played that morning – this around 6am: The Shadow of Your Smile, Tony Bennett version, Riders on the Storm, Frank Sinatra’s Summer Wind, and Strangers in the Night, also by the Chairman…

 

Made me think of the (slight) Jimbo Morrison/Sinatra connection – I do believe Jim fashioned his singing style and manner after Sinatra a bit, think I read that in the Stephen Davis Lizard King biography…do a search on their two names together and sites come up comparing them. And…I recall that there’s some Sinatra song where at the end he repeats “Light my fire!” a couple of times – not sure of which one it is, but I took it as a sort of tribute by Frank to another popular singer, tho’ one whose values were a bit different…

 

Next four songs I picked – four for a dollar, a quarter each, a good bargain: Eagles, I Can’t Tell You Why, then David Allen Coe’s Willie, Waylon and Me (the Flying Burrito Brothers, the Byrds, and the Eagles all mentioned in that one), Glen Campbell’s Wichita Lineman, and Marvin Gaye’s Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)…

 

Sat next to and got to talking with a couple of guys drinking beers, real locals – one guy, John, who resembled the older Buckminster Fuller, said he was born and raised in the neighborhood. He appreciated the Frank Sinatra selections I made…

 

Thought I’d commandeered the jukebox, but four came on I hadn’t picked, including a Journey, and a Selena – sounded a lot like a Bangles one…Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet have a second in their Under the Covers covers series…