30 November 2011

Time to Get My Didi-on!

My inspiration, Joan Didion (a.k.a. Didi-on), at Symphony Space in two hours. What to ask her...will probably be 2 shy to say anything.

I was led to Joan Didion before I discovered Patti Smith, the former via "Play It As It Lays," the latter within the pages of Creem Magazine circa 1972. Didion was, to me, rock and roll without being about rock and roll. No other writer on my teenage radar had the rhythm down sans pretense. Joan Didion was the exception. She shows me a map of America, a landscape of terrain, personalities, perspective. And that rhythm. I find her utterly irresistable.

Time to tend to minutiae - what to wear, what to write on JD's birthday card (hers is 12/5, mine 12/4), should I pump myself up with caffeine....

Anon xo

27 November 2011

Shelagh Delaney (1939-2011)

I was saddened to learn that writer Shelagh Delaney passed on last week. She wrote one of my favorite plays (and subsequent movie), "A Taste of Honey," and the brilliant screenplay for "Dance With a Stranger." You should see both movies immediately and be rewarded with examples of depth of character, smooth narrative flow, and of course the most intense, inspired acting by Miranda Richardson and Rita Tushingham. ["Dance" was about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be executed in England. Added plus: Rupert Everett.] You can read about Shelagh Delaney here.

22 November 2011

Patti Smith:Rock N'Rimbaud IV

15 November 1975...Presented by The Wartoke Concern




Just found this in a pile of clippings, and it left me breathless...ah.
Thank you Patti. Thank you Rimbaud. Thank you Jane and Wartoke.
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

21 November 2011

Lisa Genet wrote a recommendation for Amy Winehouse Foundation

Amy's legacy continues by helping others. I can't think of a better way to remember Miss Amy Winehouse...in addition to her music of course! Cheers to all connected with the AWF!

Non-Profit Organization · London, United Kingdom

17 November 2011

Laura Kennedy (In Memory of) "The Offenders"

 I went to see this because of the Bush Tetra connection. From the archives, the flyer/poster adverting the B's serialized crime caper circa late 1970's, when New York City resembled a bombed metropolis. The delightful Ann Magnuson hosted a series of evenings at Club 57 to reveal.....

15 November 2011

Laura Kennedy circa 1982

A sad day has morphed into a sadder evening. I can't write more than this.

Goodnite Lefty

Bush Tetras with Nona Hendryx and Darlene Love (in shades), Hoboken 1996 during recording of "Beauty Lies"

Patti Smith Burns Money

Patti Smith Burns Money
Bottom Line, NYC 1976

Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull
Town Hall, NYC

Lolita Series

Lolita Series
Bear Mountain, NY

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