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FIFTY-EIGHT, APRIL 1, 2001
(Copyright © 2001 Al Aronowitz)
FROM SWEET (AND SOUR) AMY (AGAIN)
To my surprise
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 13:33:56 -0600
From: Amy Elz <AmyE@getcreative.com>
To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
of the Blacklisted Journalists,
my surprise, in searching for a review of one of the plays I occasionally
came across my name tied to yours. Without
hesitation, I checked
to see just
how you and I, once so close yet driven apart through emails I
ingenious attempts to woo me whilst I maintained steadfast in
had yet again been linked
through this pervasive
and behold! There I was!
Oh my sweet. Even after my brilliantly penned
still needed to hang onto me in some fashion no matter how
My heart swells with the thought! My
soul sings the hits of
My mind races like hamsters in England!
I thought that you would
and all for which I stand, and now I see that although "loathe"
may be a bit
harsh, I am likened to such horrors as those named Andy Voelkle
Oh, BJ, never did I think that it could come to this.
words of cruelty and anger coupled with mine of sweet alliteration
that could handily win you a Scrabble game. The horrors!
inconsolable, shall carry on and will continue to read your
long for the day when I can be near you in that concrete jungle.
And if this
is my only link for now, I shall treasure it, despite the pain
* * *
AN EMAIL OF THANKS
an email of thanks...
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 05:28:47 EST
just came across your stuff on the Internet last night. I'm a freelancer
recently did a story that involved the Ambassador Theatre, a
movie house and concert hall only a few blocks from where I now
Reporting that piece, which ran in the Washington City Paper, a free
which I have a column, sort of got me on a 1960s' rock kick, and
devouring every old pop music memoir I can find on the web. Your
up on a search, and I'm grateful. That story on the Beatles'
America -- you billed it as the unedited version of an article
appeared in the Saturday Evening Post -- was as good as it gets.
It made me
jealous both of your experiences and your writing abilities. You,
Kurtz in "Apocalypse Now," have seen things. Anyway, I just wanted
thanks for making that available. It made my night. Be well...Dave
-- Beautiful music always makes me cry, too...
ABOUT POETS AND WRITING
Susan Musgrave anyone?
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 17:00:16 -0800
From: "Aaron Seth Gotro" email@example.com
a quote from my biggest hero.
P word is poetry, and I don't like to use that word. I think poetry is
cappuccino drinking beret wearing fake ass mustache having,
shirt wearing, Velvet Underground adoring poets. Leaking, sniveling,
handed guys who can't get any. I just go up and express myself
that's what we call a euphemism for talking shit. When you title
you immediately lend yourself to all kinds of pretension,
in the poetry business. "I'm a poet", if someone said to me "I'm
I immediately hate him, I'd say "You're a dick." "
-- Henry Rollins,
"Live From The Box"
a new Rollins "euphemism for talking shit" I had never read until
I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no
If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls
I will write always
I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you.
sensitive, eh, for the Uberman?
care, have a great weekend.
TO BE ANSWERED
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 23:40:41 EST
Miles Davis and Bill Graham never saw fit to acknowledge my existence
autobiographies and that one Dylan biographer already has dismissed me
notorious pop star lackey," I'll have to concede that yes, I was
why are you being ignored by all these people. Have you asked yourself
question? Do you have a didactic personality? Could you not be trusted
confidence? Did you betray them somehow. Were you an obnoxious drunk
Why were you blacklisted? A few words please. I discovered your
recently (yesterday to be more specific) I find them fascinating.
to have known just about everyone. But, so far all I have heard
you do is
complain. The question begs to be answered, WHY?
WHY are you
blacklisted and why won't your old friends talk to you??? ##
ANSWER: BEATS THE SHIT OUT OF ME!
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 09:21:28 -0500
From: "J.Crow Co." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
really enjoyed your column on Dylan and Joni at the Garden.
I live in NH now but grew up in Jersey. My dad had a beverage business
in Linden NJ on St. George Ave, and Elizabeth and Newark were old
haunts. I remember seeing Dylan and the Hawks on their trip into Newark.
Kooper had a connnection to my first girl friend's folk group. He got
them a gig
with Columbia to make a recording of It Ain't Me Babe, but
Turtles came out with their version first and the girl group got
Anyway though, it was the hay days of 65 and a treasure by any
have the memory, no?
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