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:
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...
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...
NICE VICE 1439
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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodynamic_wine.
…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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybil_Leek.