Friday, April 13, 2012


Another short post in order to keep these entries online...have been reviewing what I've posted across the eight years plus I've been doing a blog - or, rather, five blogs, including my latest...here are the addresses of the four other blogs:


posted by Velcro  # 3:42 PM

Monday, October 04, 2010

1447 - just a short post so that blogspot.com doesn't delete these files...happened once with hotmail. but i guess blogspot's got a different policy...am currently posting my fourth blog at www.streetlevels.blogdrive.com - see also www.vagrantrogue.wordpress.com for 41 postings i did in los angeles last summer, and www.sweetdango.typepad.com for a hundred-and-50 i did after that while staying with friends outside scan fran...

posted by Velcro  # 8:32 PM

Thursday, April 22, 2010

1446 a little surprised to see that blogspot.com has indeed maintained all the material i've posted at their site - it's been nearly a year since i last added anything...will do a little song and dance right now to show them that the account is still active...right after the last posting, 1445, i went to los angeles for two months, then returned in september of last year, zero nine, to the san francisco area, and have been staying with friends south of san fashionisco, as i am now calling the town, since september. have made arrangements for a move back to the city, and am awaiting final word on that...did 41 postings at www.vagrantrogue.wordpress.com in los angeles...and have since started up a new blog called, currently, nice times, at www.sweetdango.typepad.com - a hundred-and-49 postings there so far...so that takes you up to where my blogging activity is and has been...

posted by Velcro  # 7:58 AM

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi_QkBQiDWw – Hole’s cover of Season of the Witchy…never heard this before, didn’t know it existed – have renewed respect for Courtney…daddy Hank Harrison wrote extensively about the Grateful Dead…she’s well rid of that Cobain ninny…

Here’s the Wickedpedia for the lyrical lady:
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtney_Love. Born in San Francisco in ’64 – I myself was in the city by then – I’ve got a few short years on her…really know so little about her – I was tuning into music media, in particular MTV, back when she and Hole were really hot in the early Nineties…image of her hanging by the backs of her knees on some child’s play structure, panties showing, that’s one visual that occurs…this says Sympathy for the Record Industry was one of her many labels – great name – maybe she created it herself – could have a real way with words, this lady…

Recent book suggested a blood connection to Marlon Brando…controversy about her father giving three-year-old Courtney LSD…Oregon hippie commune tenure as a child…joined a Bay City Rollers fan club – side note, have a Seventies compilation with that band’s “Money Honey”on it – I have to say, that one really, really, really fuckin’ sucks! – applied to join the Mickey Mouse Club at twelve, but her audition rendition of a Sylvia Plath poem earned her the door and not Walt’s lap…

Julian Cope connection – friend into this guy, I hardly know about him – this during trust fund travel at sixteen in the U.K. – says she actually moved into the Toxteth, Liverpool home of Cope…”Head-On” is Cope’s autobiography, in which she’s referred to as “the adolescent”…back in the U.S. of A., Courtney returned to Oregon, “still pursuing music.” Stripper work – choose Love as a surname because of hippie associations…and endless details on and on and on…her songs should be focused on, not just the sensation…tho’ with her can they really be separated? And judging by the Donovan cover I think it should prove personally rewarding…quite a lot of film work as well as the music…I vaguely recall somewhat recent legal problems of some sort, back when I was paying more attention to news than I do now…final bit says legal hassles continue over the Nirvana estate…was in that Hustler Flynt biopic, got good notices – saw that on cable a few years back…the girl’s a real talent…

posted by Velcro  # 1:51 PM

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

by Mitch Mimbo HMB

…not sure if I wanna bother buying S.F. to L.A. tickets online through JetBlue - could save thirty bucks, says a friend, as opposed to buying ‘em at the counter at SFO…64 bucks says their site, buying ahead…about an hour and a half in the air…about the same as Greyhound, I think…more deliberation needed on this…like the idea of just going to the SFO counter of whatever carrier and buying then. But wanna avoid sitting around the airport…

Went to the L.A. Public Library online system for the first time in a long while, first thing I looked up was A Freak’s Anthology: Golden Hits by Buddha to Kubrick, by Michael Horowitz. Remembered from long ago that a copy still on their shelves was salvaged from a fire, water-damaged, but still readable…interesting work, worth your attention…the father also has some other claim to fame, but that slips my mind just now. See also:
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Horowitz. Wife Cynthia, close Leary associate…affiliated with the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial Library, dedicated to drug literature…article from three years ago says he and Leonardo DiCaprio and screenwriter Craig Lucas were moving ahead with a Leary biopic - not heard anything about this lately…Michael’s better half Cynthia no slouch in the bookly deportment herself, as research proves…heard also of a Garcia flick.

If I go to L.A., guess I’ll be flying into Long Beach, then take the Red Line from there to downtown:
www.metro.net/riding_metro/red_line.htm. Expanded much since I left Tinseltown in late ’97…the easy ride up into Hollywood from downtown, that’s for me a great aspect…

Found today a Richard Hittleman paperback next to a Tenderloin dumpster, read a bit, left it on a Muni…guess he was the first introduction for me to yoga, as a young teen. He had a TV program I watched a bit…Lilias Folan also in the same media field around the same time - tho’ I imagine Hittleman pre-dated her - seems like his shows were in black and white, maybe going back to the Fifties, and hers seemed pretty Seventies-like:

Yes, Asia coming to the Warfield…probably a show I could make it through…and: reminder of idea for Chopped, a movie about ax murder, cannibalism, and torture - of deserving-of-such-treatment city “bikers” who desecrate backwoods beauty…

Thought that Hugh Hefner is one of the few Sixties L.A. guys left, L.A. media/entertainment guys - I think he came to the town in the Sixties - originally from Chicago, I think, started Playboy there:
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Hefner. Wrote copy for Esquire...”Hef” owns the crypt next to Marilyn’s, says Wickedpedia…well, not so easy to determine just when he moved to L.A., but for sure he was a major figure of his sphere in the town in the Sixties…the recent death of Ed McMahon made me think of this, the gradual passing of these figures from decades past…

Idea for Chopped, line for a character, a backwoods woman - or maybe this could be flat-out in the city, cannibalism, torture, ax murders right in the city - “I value an octopus so very much more than Mr. Motorcycle Man here.” This before she proceeds to take an axe and begin lopping off parts, taking her sweet, sweet time. And speaking of L.A., the Castaneda connection - a very L.A. guy, Carlos:
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Castaneda. Sorceror’s Apprentice, by Amy Wallace, is a good companion to the official canon. Sort of puts the guy IN a cannon and shoots him off…

posted by Velcro  # 6:28 PM
by Mitch Mimbo HMB

…thought of “Smellrose” as a name for Melrose Avenue, searched on it, and got a site for a comic book from the early Eighties called Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew - “Follywood”, “Beaverly Hills” and more are in this comic book universe, which I hadn’t known about, fun, funny stuff…

…wonder how ol’ Melrose is circa the next-to-last year of the first decade - yes, “next-to-last”, since a decade begins with the “1” year and goes to the “zero” year, no? Or am I wrong…better system, or the computer numeration system, starts with zero and goes to nine…anyway, I’m getting sidetracked…back to Melrose Avenue…was up and down that L.A. street hundreds and hundreds of times during my over seven years in Tinseltown in the Nineties - uh, let me go back to that next-to-last year of the decade thing, it’s bugging me - yeah, two-thousand-nine is the last year of this first decade of the 21st century, right? Yeah, up and down Melrose so, so many times…wonder how it’s changed? Probably not all that much - some stores probably remain and have flourished since I left in late ’97…here’s the Wickedpedia:
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melrose_Avenue. Says Vinyl Fetish and Retail Slut - sort of remember those names - closed years ago…might’ve bought books at one or both of those places…recall buying The Unabomber Manifesto at some place where books weren’t the main stock in trade…Paramount located farther south and/or east than the biz zone I’m considering more…known for its clothing boutiquey operations, is Smellrose…Wickedpedia says the Bodhi Tree’s still there - that at the western-er part of the avenue…Elixir is the name of a “teahouse” - looking that up. Here’s a link - not the best, but the computer I’m on won’t let me easily cut and paste longer URLs: www.wizardofbrands.com/clients/mediacopy.htm. That can serve to remind…like this sort of place…wonder if Ron Teeguarden’s still in the herb business down there?: www.dragonherbs.com/ronteeguarden.asp. Went to his Beverly Hills herb place not too often - Carre Otis worked there, I heard…yeah, you’re gonna hafta look that one up, maybe - what’s with her?: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carr%C3%A9_Otis. Racy shit with Mickey Rourke, nude sex, pretty explicit, in Wild Orchid, for one thing…let’s see what Wickedpedia’s gotta say - curious minds wanna know…born in ’68 in San Francisco - so, fuck, she’s a true Summer of Love sort of child…that carries weight with me…both parents alcoholics, it says…yikes…began drinking herself at ten years of age…5-10, one-25 poundage-wise…numbers don’t quite add up - but that’s the supermodel thing…18, heroin and cocaine addiction…gets fuckin’ worse ‘n’ worse…’92 marriage to Rourke…he helped her kick heroin for a while…dude arrested in ’94 for spousal abuse…says she said she tried to commit suicide three times in ’94 by mixing pills and alcohol…she’s since had a Scorpio girl child by a stable, apparently, non-actor guy - an “environmental scientist” - good for her - name of “Jade” - pretty…film career didn’t materialize after Wild Orchid…heart seizures mentioned…not a pretty picture, tho’ Carre herself’s pretty enough, or was in her twenties…early forties now - doubtless early drinking and drugging will show…weight gain led to plus-model career…eating disorders spokesperson…was a TV correspondent in Frisco…fuck, hope her life’s stabilizing - didn’t know all that bad - as opposed to good - shit about her…nude photos of the lady easily found on the ‘net…guess being born in the free lovin’ days in Frisco relates to turmoil in her life somehow…something to think about, if one wants to…

Anyway, Melrose, back to it, the Bodhi Tree - was there so many times during my L.A. sojourn…one very notable purchase was a copy of Paul Krassner’s Tongue Fu:
www.roninpub.com/tongue.html. Interesting thing was, it was in a new books section - there’s a used annex in back - copy from, probably, the early Seventies - parody of the David Carradine program…I think it was serialized in the Whole Earth Catalog when first published…fun stuff, adult humor…saw Krassner not long ago at some North Beach book event…and even years earlier at, I think, the Old Spaghetti Factory, some stand-up program - this musta been in the Eighties…well, let’s see, what else duz I recall ‘bout Smellrose - there was a Baskin-Robbins on the eastern end of what I consider the fun biz strip…heading west, to Fairfax - high school there…the Bodhi Tree even farther west - not part of the fun biz strip…south at Melrose and Fairfax can be good…to Beverly…Middle-Eastern fast food place I liked, hope that’s still there…go west along Beverly to the Beverly Center…nice places I recall that I’d like to see again…”my” L.A. is the rectangle with the eastern part of Beaverly Hills to the west, Griffith Park/Sunset/Hollywood Bull to the north, Wilshire south, and Vermont to the east…the Red Line public transit’s been extended greatly in the nearly twelve years since I’ve been there, so that’ll make getting around a lot easier and faster - from the main library downtown to Hollywood, that was a pretty long and boring bus ride, but the Red should make it fun…reminds me of a phrase a Berkeley friend used to indicate positivity, overall: “We’re there!” Library system’s incredible, too: www.lapl.org/.

posted by Velcro  # 3:40 PM
by Mitch Mimbo HMB
sweetdango@hotmail / starplane.blogspot.com

…hetero male bitch, perhaps the worst kind of such creature…anyway, let us set aside such total unpleasantries, at least for a very, very, very brief time, the HMB thing, and pay this musical tribute to the departed, who for sure meant something to me at a time in my life:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=keiuXB3dJ0E – a real beloved media presence of a certain era…the ever-ready guffaw…

And liked this OMD YouTube so much – actually brought me to weeping, and that fuckin’ hardly ever happens – that I wanna insert it in this again:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIP-BPzuI6I. Not putting links to other Pandora’s Boxes, such as the one related to the Buffalo Springfield song, or the Sunset Strip club it refers to. Or the Greek myth one. There’s fuckin’ probably a porn film or two with literary aspirations using the name as well…moving on…

Any money I get, wanna buy another cup of 22 cent ice at the Jack in the Box at Grove and Larkin, across from the main library – really decent price. Liked it that this upper portion for dining was open – was closed for a while. Guess it would attract undesireables…got six or nine cents right now, and nothing for sure pending, income-wise…friend gives me jobs here and there, but that’s irregular…am looking for other work of the kind, for the buck or five or ten or so here and there. Or even for food or book or music items, doesn’t have to be cold, hard cash…

Search on “erik davis lovecraft gnosis” for the two-50 copy of Gnosis magazine I just saw in the used bin outside Fields – 25 CENTS is out of the question just now, but perhaps the article’s online – the mag came out over ten years ago: well, here it is – says this is the non-truncated form of the article in question:

Guessed rite/right that “local habitation”, used by Phil Dick in A Scanner Darkly, came from The Tempest – but hadda check, didn’t know for sure…and: on the bus ran into guy I hadn’t seen in a while, was in one of the hotels I’ve lived in – said he was gonna have some fuckin’ serious stomach surgery to help with his eating problem. I suggested cutting back on foods, fasting, drinking a lot of fluids, but I guess some cannot do that. Stomach surgery? Fuck, that’s like asking for hara kiri! Anyway, he gave me clues about getting to L.A. via aeroplane – Jet Blue recommended by him, and the cost’s less if bought online…southbound silver bird for me in not more than a week, possibly…your Hetero Male Bitch signing off…but, oh, not before filling out a few more lines…got lyrics up for the Byrds tune…”Stranger Than Known” would be a good title referring to it, a phrase from the song’s lyrics…back to the Heterosexual Male Bitch thing…not coming up on a search…”heterosexual male” can be easy…let’s look up “bitch” by itself – maybe the Stones can elucidate a bit:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtnxvpIEg8w. I can often use words, understand them, without being able to absolutely define them…throw in the “witch” factor and that’s even more going on…the Urban Dictionary usually has an interesting perspective: www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bitch. Also, the Online Etymology Dictionary can be useful: www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=bitch. But, heck, enough with this…the Starplane Blog would love to pay more tribute to the departed Ed McMahon – YouTube for “carnac mcmahon tonight show” for something likely exemplary from the great sidekick...the “Heeeeeere’s Johnny!” catchphrase isn’t my favorite – there’s something related to the recurring Carnac skit I like more…go to “Carson Skit #11” on YouTube for the stuff…and in non-Ed Carson stuff, always liked the Tea Time Movie skits…got two more lines to fill here…”Stranger Than Known” has no hits on a search, so that’s a good title…

posted by Velcro  # 1:31 PM
1441 by Mitch Mimbo
sweetdango@hotmail / starplane.blogspot.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Springfield - THE Buffalo Springfield – see also what comes up for Pandora’s Box, OMD, Louise Brooks, and, hey, what the heck, Abdul Alhazred: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Alhazred. I’m jesting, but not entirely…and here’s something about the Pandora’s Box of late Sixties Sunset Strip and pop culture fame, inspiration, tho’ not a nice one, for the Buffalo Springfield tune from Monterey suggested above: http://articles.latimes.com/2007/aug/05/local/me-then5?pg=1. Related Wickedpedia site – about that whole Strip area – specifically, Laureled Canyon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_of_Allah_(building). Learn here that it was an apartment complex – thought it was some sort of nightclub…it’s located at the entryway into the canyon…name not derived from th’ Islamic, but from one Alla Nazimova, original owner – love all those “ah” sounds in her name, very satisfying…F. Stop Fitzkennedy said to have lived there…Robert Benchley, Sheilah Graham – torn down in ’59, replaced with a bank…see the Bruce Torrence Hollywood Historical Collection for images of it and elsewise: http://www.hollywoodphotographs.com/aboutus.asp. Here are Garden of Allah images from the Torrence collection: http://www.hollywoodphotographs.com/search/garden%20of%20allah/. Somewhat relatedly, here’s OMD with a tribute to Louise Brooks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIP-BPzuI6I. And: movie idea – maybe call it Chopped, or Chopped Up. Would feature frequent prolonged and gruesome axe murders of motorcycle riders who’ve disturbed the backwoods peace of folks back there – cannibalism also in that mix…aspects of something like Deliverance, Wrong Turn – the “bikers” would have insulted the good folks…

posted by Velcro  # 10:51 AM
1440 by Mitch Mimbo
sweetdango@hotmail / starplane.blogspot.com

I get occasional photos and messages from a young dude who co-founded Twitter…read in a Lyndon Larouche bit of literature about how he thinks Twitter is, no doubt about it, “evil”. Larouche likes the grand ol’ English poets, tho’, like Shelley, Keats, those guys…didn’t pick up on the exact reason why the man thinks so little of Twitter - I’m no user myself – but dude’s no dummy, and has moral depth, which cannot be said, doubtless, for nearly 100% of Twitterheads…here are a bunch of sites from a search on “larouche twitter evil”:
http://www.dogpile.com/dogpile/ws/results/Web/larouche%20twitter%20evil/1/417/TopNavigation/Relevance/iq=true/zoom=off/_iceUrlFlag=7?_IceUrl=true. (Just sent him a message, “Do less, bro’, do much less…” – his motto at his site is “Do more.”…)

Five cents exactly to my name just now…tho’ I have maybe thirty cents I can withdraw from my checking account. And my credit account’s over my five-hundred buck limit by about forty cents – gotta take care of that by the middle of this next month or face a 35 buck fine – no danger of that…will be getting 68 Treasury bucks or so on the 1st, and 900-some on the third…before that, seeing a friend this afternoon who may get me five or ten for a favor…another guy, fronted him some coriander, says he’ll see some lawyer today and says he’ll pay me this afternoon, but I’m not absolutely counting on that…another dude owes me two bucks, but he fucked me over on that…another friend may call with a little job that may get me five, ten, fifteen, twenty…currently am liking bottled yerba mate at a liquidation outlet near where I live, two bottles for a dollar, and getting cash will buy those…thought I’d share…

Listened through the night to the very, very, very fine Paul Giamatti reading of Phil Dick’s A Scanner Darkly. Novel from ’77…set in ’94 Orange County, says Wickedpedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Scanner_Darkly. Reading the entry - learned something – Mors ontologica mentioned in the book - thought it was a Latin term for a psychological state, but it’s actually, says Wickedpedia, “a small blue flowering plant” from which a fictional drug in the novel’s derived…and, oh…revealing a plot point here, so look away – the Donna character’s a narcotics agent…played by Miss Winona Ryder in the recent flick…and…title of the book from 1 Corinthians 13 - and on and on goes Wickedpedia – such as how blue flowers are a symbol of German romanticism – Goethe thing, I think…well, I’m missing a whole lot, partly because I was falling asleep during the night but woke to change discs…I like the humor, dark, of the book, tho’ as the author’s epilogue shows his real intent is primarily serious and double-plus-un-funny – apparently the characters are based on real friends who, like children playing in the street, ended up dead or dead in life – what was the phrase used in the roll call at the end? Permanent psychosis, I think…Wickedpedia says Dick was using amphetamines – I knew that – and it quotes him about being about to produce 68 pages a day – FINAL pages, it says…like this entry quote: “Because of his firsthand experience, Dick captures the language, conversation, and culture of drug users in the 1960s with a rare clarity.” Very, very, very true…and final note, liked reference to Tim Leary in the text, and also to Psilocybe mexicana: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psilocybe_mexicana. A character is making scam calls trying to sell bogus magic mushrooms…

Personally, I believe I’m capable of writing in the phildickian manner. Line of character description, for instance, inspired by my five years in Frisco’s Tenderloin: “Dude’s just a hundred cents short of a dollar.” And…could call a drug “basic” – y’know, as in acid/basic? Basic training, basic whatever…

Read in this morning’s freebie Examiner that the Kodachrome film’s being pulled – mention, extensive, of the Paul Simon song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujhdf9_IO4w. I like a lot o’ the music of “Rhymin’ Simon”…heard “Me and Julio” somewhere not long ago, probably on my transistor – yeah, still have one of those relics, carry it…I think the download world has similar units, would like one of those, I guess…

Two other papers on my personage this morning: a print-out of a 1968 article about the Soft Machine, by Mike Zwerin:
http://www.disco-robertwyatt.com/images/Robert/interviews/DownbeatJuly1968/index.htm. In particular, I fancy the connection the band had with Robert “The White Goddess Guy” Graves…and, also from this morn’s Ex, beautiful color image of a Tut-related breast plate – show’s opening Saturday at the de Young…

posted by Velcro  # 8:58 AM

Monday, June 22, 2009

by Mitch Mimbo
sweetdango@hotmail / starplane.blogspot.com

…listening all night, when not sleeping at intervals, to Michael Walker’s Laurel Canyon book…wondering about the annual group photograph of residents…could be coming up this July Fourth. Here’s the general Wickedpedia for the area:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurel_Canyon,_Los_Angeles,_California. (Can’t find information about the group photo, a long-standing tradition – will leave that for later…)

Well, there’s so much in the Walker book that I like – it’s one of the few books I can listen to over and over – William Gibson’s Neuromancer is another I’ve been that way with…many interesting residents, past and current – the Wickedpedia link above has a list. The now doubly-Amazonian Christina Applegate a resident, and not only that, grew up there, spent her childhood there. Here’s a article about her from People mag from twenty years ago:
http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20116121,00.html. Back in her Married…with Children days…like it that she apparently has a Morrison thing – Walker mentions that she contributed an American flag with the Lizard King on it to the Canyon Country Store: http://www.yelp.com/biz/laurel-canyon-country-store-los-angeles. But apparently it blew away in high winds, a flaggy rider on a storm…

As far as my real world is concerned, here and now, really nothing I HAVE to do except get to do more community service at a local AIDS organization - relieve the receptionist for an hour or so for lunch. Finding it very, very, very easy – I would otherwise have had to attend SIXTY A.A. meetings. Been drink-free for six months and likely more, and loving it. I’m no alcoholic, tho’, and a good friend would verify that, but the way I was taking in the Carlo Rossi Sangria and such a while back could lead some to make such an assessment…could see having a bit of medicinal wine again – even raw food guru David Wolfe, who’s so very particular about every bit of anything that one ingests, feels wine’s okay…especially, oh, like biodynamic wine, doubtless:

…mentioned in the Mike Walker book about Laurel Canyon is a movie called Macumba Love:
http://accelerateddecrepitude.blogspot.com/2007/02/macumba-love.html. A 1960 “exploitation classic”, this says. Directed by Douglas Fowley, father of Kim Fowley, a major player of a sort in the Canyon during the time Walker writes of… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Fowley. Here’s a little synopsis: http://www.fandango.com/macumbalove_v30643/summary. Voodoo in Brazil…Playboy centerfold June Wilkinson in it…”uninspired”, this says. But who needs inspiration? Or wants it? Been getting along just fine without it for years and years…
Another topic for research: Sybil Leek…reminded of her for some reason lately – oh, what she said about the importance of paying attention to one’s things, one’s material items…this in the context of witchcraft, folk religion:

posted by Velcro  # 9:18 AM

Sunday, June 21, 2009

NICE VICE 1438 by Mitch Mimbo
sweetdango@hotmail / starplane.blogspot.com

At the library I pay to go to yesterday, seeking out a new audiobook – was thinking of L.A. Requiem:
http://www.robertcrais.com/reviews/reviews_la_requiem.htm - fo’ sho’ gots Tinseltown on my mind of late – but the serial killer plotline of the novel put me off…could be for later. Choose the classic Hammett Falcon. Doubtless the Crais Requiem has its virtues, but I can hardly believe it’ll have the “legs” that the Falcon does, no?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Maltese_Falcon_(novel). Wickedpedia says it was published in 1930 – over a decade before the movie…haven’t seen the Bogie flick in years, but for sure there are differences – so many details in the book left out…Joel Cairo’s sexual orientation mentioned explicitly right away, for one thing. And the adjective “Levantine”. Anyway…distracted a bit by the following – yet another Flavor of the Month summer flick of no lasting consequence, but I’m a bit of a sucker for a cute chick in a bikini: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSVmrqAMQZA&feature=popular. Fault about the Falcon, no chicks in skimpy outfits that show a lot of flesh…and: been cleaning out my room lately – took a lot of books over to a coffeehouse I like that has a shelf for customer gifts – it’s a chain, I think, but unlike the one with the name like the Moby Dick character, it’s okay with having books on a shelf inside. Left a Castaneda, a Taoism one, a Tarot one, that Trialogues one with McKenna, Sheldrake, and Abraham – yes, you must know that one, or else you shall be severely reprimanded, if not beaten – admittedly I didn’t get through it myself, but it’s a doozy – could get that on audio sometime…also left Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture - http://www.amazon.com/Calling-Circle-First-Future-Culture/dp/0553379003?tag=dogpile-20 – and a cassette version of William Gibson’s Neuromancer, with the first tape missing – still plenty there, tho’…also, Rob Brezsny’s Pronoia, a gift from a friend I’m passing along – am a regular reader of his Free Will Astrology column…plus The Goddess Hangup, by Joyce Elbert, a Seventies, early Seventies smutty sort of novel, but delish, pretty delish: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/e/joyce-elbert/goddess-hangup.htm. And three very nice sex instruction ones I got at the store near where I live that sells new things at half price – very tasteful images of that, passing those along…hope they’re useful for whoever chooses to take those up… so dropped those off at the less famous joint, but headed to the St*rb*cks in the Russian Hill area – admittedly, it has its charms, and it’s sucked me in – two big comfy armchairs, and a faux fireplace are attractions. Plus I like the young crew, and the Russian Hill folks who stop by…mainly, it’s the 5am weekday opening time that drew me there in the first place…so…anyway, am thinking of leaving S.F., maybe by the end of the month. Am very seriously giving this some thought…will have traveling money at the start of the month. And I may be able to stay with a friend south of the city for a few days in order to accumulate a bit more cash…could be a very, very, very fine thing to do now…domestication for me? Got to remember this: http://deoxy.org/define/domesticated+primates. So, what’s up for this afternoon, this Sunday afternoon – down to about three bucks, so that can be considered a limitation, I suppose, but maybe not…got enough for a cup of ice at the Carl’s Jr. across from the library – eleven cents, or twenty-two – either way, a pretty good deal, for what you get – can you really say that about many things you but? Friend using a library computer across from me mentioned the Juneteenth event in front of City Hall, so may get to that, pass on through…still feeling ill from something – maybe this Chinese herbal product I bought not long ago, shelved too long – sure feel poisoned, chilled, shivering a bit, even in a hot bath, or the warm sun…

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