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FROM DAN CLARKE (PART ONE)

Subject: Re: hi y'all
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 09:48:18 -0700
From: "Dan Clarke" Dclarke@ita.lacity.org 
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com 

By the way........saw Dylan last night in Costa Mesa, CA............GREAT performance, GREAT band..........so
electric.

Hope I'm that dynamic in my 60's......................

how much interface actually went on between Dylan and Hendrix..........I keep reading they only met once in 1966 (both very drunk at the time)............were there more meetings............jam sessions?". . .one of my great fantasies (besides a woman that I know) is some sort of commiserating between Hendrix and Dylan ............... of course all of Rock in Roll is one big fantasy but at least that's what keeps me going in life.

 L, Dan

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FROM DAN CLARKE (PART TWO)

Subject: Re: The one ad only Al
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 01:10:02 -0500
From: Daniel Watt dawat@optonline.net 
To: al aronowitz info@blacklistedjournalist.com 

Dear Al.I hope this "e", finds you in the "be". I just wanted to send you some proof, as to how really fuckin' cool you are! Tonight, I had the pleasure of seeing Todd Rundgren perform live at the Westbury Music Hall. As an added bonus, my brother Mike, arranged for us to get to a meet and greet, before the show. Anyway, we're backstage and Todd meets and greets us, photos, autographs etc., and there is a lull in the flow and the first thing out of my mouth is "Hey Todd, Do You Know Al Aronowitz? Well, He spins around, (it should be noted that it is Todd, me and my three brothers, true fans, and some douche' bag reporters from Newsday), 

Al? How do you know Al? So I tell him that you were on my show, etc. Then I told Todd some of the stories you related on the air, and I asked him if he thought they were true, and he laughed and said that you probably had stories that even you forgot. He then asked how you were doing, and I told him that you seemed fine to me, and I directed him to "The Blacklisted Journalist", and he seemed glad to just hear a friendly name. Once again, Al, I owe you. My point is that just mentioning your name, got me a few minutes conversation with someone that I admire greatly as an artist. That is what artist should do, just create, make us happy, and relate us to other artists, not business men and psychiatrists. Let us look at ourselves, and see us , for what we really are. Al I know you're busy, but I just wanted to Thank You, because knowing you got me something good. Cheers Buddy!! Danny Watt

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FROM ERDAH DRHZH IN BRAZIL


Subject: Mr. Aronowitz
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 19:32:12 퍍
From: "erdzh drhzh" robertomc5@hotmail.com 
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com 

Hi there Mr. Aronowitz

My name is Robert, I'm 18 years old and live in Porto Alegre, Brazil. First of all I wanna thank you for creating that web site and putting all those articles available for people like me, who are interested in the beat generation, The Beatles, Phil Spector, Rolling Stones and above all: BOB DYLAN. I was pretty shocked with your revelation that Bob's shit stinks (hehe). I'm a Dylan fan for about 3 years now and like everyone else, I think the guy is genius and always try to read everything that is even remotely related to Bob Dylan and your site is a bless, the journalistic base is great. It took me months to have the balls to write to you because I didn't want to sound stupid or obnoxious, because you're a guy who actually been there, experience the 60s/70s, and was a friend of Harrison and Dylan.  For me those times are hard to imagine, it seems so close (through records, books, images) but at the same time so far away. Drugs had a whole other meaning, I imagine in that time it was more like a creativity weapon than the "scape from reality" shit that it is today, but well...YOU TELL ME (hehe), I wasn't there! It's good to think that the internet can help you  to publish your material...and it's for free! haha..Could you tell me why  Dylan doesn't speak to you anymore??? I recently met Eduardo Bueno..I don't know if you ever heard of him...It's a brazilian who lives in Porto Alegre too and knows almost everything about Bob Dylan, he read like 50 books about him, has 115 records and talked to Bob a few times. He talked with Dylan trough Victor Maymudes and since Victor's death, Dylan doesn't speak to him 
anymore too. Another question that I have to make is: Whats up with the jewish influence in the beat generation and 60s/70s Rock n Roll?? I'm a jew too and notice that many jews are involved in some way with the whole scene around the 60s, most of them left-wing and liberal and want to know what do you think about that.

I hope you get better soon, cured from that skin cancer plague and hope to hear from you soon.

Robert

For answers to at least some os his questions, Robert should read my forthcoming book, BOB DYLAN AND THE BEATLES, VOLUME ONE OF THE BEST OF THE BLACKLISTED JOURNALIST --Al Aronowitz

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ABOUT JOHN LYNCH'S HULA DANCING DAUGHTER

Subject: My Daughters Hula Contest
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 22:33:55 EDT
From: Jezooom43@aol.com 
To: blackj@bigmagic 

Hello all: For those of you who do not know, my Daughter Alberta is a devotee of
the Hula dance, among other things. This past weekend she and her group had a
major competition in Orlando, and here is her report. 

Well, the Hula competition in Orlando was exhausting but fun. There were Polynesian everywhere! We were very excited to compete for the first time in the "hula circuit" with a group of 20 dancers and 6 musicians that consisted of long time dancers and many who just started dancing in February. We danced and the crowd loved us! I can honestly say we rocked the house! We were very happy to find out we placed second and even beat out some professional groups but slightly disappointed to find out we missed first by 3 points! The judges actually pulled our teacher aside to let her know that we were the best group and perfect technically and that we just missed first because of our facial expressions. The song we danced to is described the Hawaiian equivalent of God Bless America. Two verses are very serious and there should be no smiling but an
angry feeling. Our theory is that the crowd loved us so much that some of the dancers didn't stop smiling when we were supposed to. We won't really know until we review the video. There are also some rumors that maybe they felt a new group competing with a new younger teacher that competed for the first time shouldn't take first. Who knows! Overall, we had a great time, went to IOA on Sunday, lost our voices, and are trying to function today. It looks like next year we will be the group to watch! 

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ABOUT HUNTER S. THOMPSON

Subject: Fwd: Hunter Thompson
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 20:34:11 EDT
From: JNeworth@aol.com 
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com 

Subject: Hunter Thompson
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 16:40:23 -0700
From: "p egan" gretarex@lycos.com 
Organization: Lycos Mail http://www.mail.lycos.com:80 
To: "deborah ash" deborahash0110@hotmail.com 

Welcome to the Big Darkness
By Hunter S. Thompson
ESPN.com

July 22, 2003

Hi, folks, my name is still Thompson, and I still drink gin with ER Nurses at night -- but in one particular way, I am a New Man, a different man, a more dangerous man than I was the last time we talked. And that was a few weeks ago, eh?

Indeed, I can walk again, and I like it, because last month I felt an acute spasmodic pain in my spine when I walked. There was  nothing cute about it, no socially redeeming factor. It just plain sucked.

But I have just returned from an extremely intense few weeks at the world-renowned Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo. (yes, the same city where Kobe Bryant ...), where I had radical surgery to repair what was beginning to give me some pain. Great pain on some days, and I finally decided to get rid of it.

I am no stranger to organ replacement, and I always find it  refreshing, always a happy improvement over Pain.

I hate pain, despite my ability to tolerate it beyond all known parameters, which is not necessarily a good thing. I once gouged about two-thirds of my hip socket into mush for five consecutive  years, until I finally felt enough pain to have the bastard replaced.

And Titanium turned out to be far more comfortable and flexible than the human spine anyway, especially mine. It is lighter, stronger and far more adaptable, in every way, than bone or steel or anything else in the human body -- and I am installing it in my own body as rapidly as possible without doing anything stupid.

My alloy spine replacement is about 70 percent finished, and after it's completed, I will take a break. And maybe have a look at  this weird and degrading Kobe Bryant story, which interests me. The more I learn about this case, the more I understand that this is not about Rape at all. It is about money, pure money and nothing else. Nobody is going to jail in this case, but some people are going to  Pay.

The downward spiral of Dumbness in America is about to hit a new low. You thought O.J. was bad? Wait until we get a taste of the K.B.  scandal. It will be like a feeding frenzy and a long parade of cannibals.

When I went into the clinic last April 30, George Bush was about 50 points ahead of his closest Democratic opponent in next year's Presidential Election. When I finally escaped from the horrible place, less than three weeks late, Bush's job-approval ratings had been cut in half -- and even down into single digits, in some states 
-- and the Republican Party was panicked and on the run. It was a staggering reversal in a very short time, even shorter than it took for his equally crooked father to drop from 93 percent approval, down to as low as 43 percent and even 41 percent in the last doomed days of the first doomed Bush Administration. After that, he was Bill Clinton's punching bag.

Richard Nixon could tell us a lot about peaking too early. He was a master of it, because it beat him every time. He never learned and neither did Bush the Elder.

But wow! This goofy child president we have on our hands now. He is demonstrably a fool and a failure, and this is only the summer of '03. By the summer of 2004, he might not even be living in the White House. Gone, gone, like the snows of yesteryear.

The Rumsfield-Cheney axis has self-destructed right in front of our eyes, along with the once-proud Perle-Wolfowitz bund that is turning to wax. They somehow managed to blow it all, like a gang of kids on a looting spree, between January and July, or even less. It is genuinely incredible. The U.S. Treasury is empty, we are losing that stupid, fraudulent chickencrap War in Iraq, and every country in the world except a handful of Corrupt Brits despises us. We are losers, and that is the one unforgivable sin in America.

Beyond that, we have lost the respect of the world and lost two disastrous wars in three years. Afghanistan is lost, Iraq is a permanent war Zone, our national Economy is crashing all around us, the Pentagon's "war strategy" has failed miserably, nobody has any  money to spend, and our once-mighty U.S. America is paralyzed by Mutinies in Iraq and even Fort Bragg.

The American nation is in the worst condition I can remember in my lifetime, and our prospects for the immediate future are even worse. I am surprised and embarrassed to be a part of the first American generation to leave the country in far worse shape than it was when we first came into it. Our highway system is crumbling, our police are dishonest, our children are poor, our vaunted Social Security, once the envy of the world, has been looted and neglected and destroyed by the same gang of ignorant greed-crazed bastards who 
brought us Vietnam, Afghanistan, the disastrous Gaza Strip and ignominious defeat all over the world.

The Stock Market will never come back, our Armies will never again be No. 1, and our children will drink filthy water for the rest of our lives.

The Bush family must be very proud of themselves today, but I am not. Big Darkness, soon come. Take my word for it.

DR. THOMPSON IS BACK WITH US NOW, AND READY TO RUMBLE. HE IS FREE OF THE HIDEOUS PAIN THAT HAS PLAGUED HIM AND HIS LOVED ONES SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL. BUT IT IS GONE NOW. THINGS HAVE CHANGED.

To be continued very soon.

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Ky. His books include "Hell's Angels," "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," "Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72," "The Great Shark Hunt," "The Curse of Lono," "Generation of Swine," "Songs of the Doomed," "Screwjack," "Better Than Sex," "The Proud
Highway," "The Rum Diary," and "Fear and Loathing in America." His latest book, "Kingdom of Fear," has just been released. A regular contributor to  various national and international publications, Thompson now lives 
in a fortified compound near Aspen, Colo. His column, "Hey, Rube," appears regularly. . .

Copyright 2003 by TruthOut.org

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FUNNY APARTMENT

Subject: Fwd: Fw: Rent for Apartment
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 17:10:00 EDT
From: PAJANOVER@aol.com
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com

Enjoy it,

Paz 

A businessman meets a beautiful girl and agrees to spend the afternoon with her for $500. So they do. Before he leaves, he tells her that he does not have any cash with him, but that he will have his secretary write a check and mail it to her, calling the payment 'RENT FOR APARTMENT'. On the way to the office he regrets what he has done, realizing that the whole event was not worth the price. So he has his secretary send a check for $250 and enclosed the following typed note:

Dear Madam:

Enclosed find check in the amount of $250 for rent of your apartment. I am not sending the amount agreed upon, because when I rented the apartment, I was under the impression that: 1) it had never been occupied;
2) that there was plenty of heat; 3) that it was small enough to make me cozy and at home.

However, I found out that it had been previously occupied, that there wasn't any heat, and that it was entirely too large.

Upon receipt of the note, the girl immediately returned the check for $250 with the following note:

Dear Sir:

First of all, I cannot understand how you expect a beautiful apartment to remain unoccupied indefinitely. As for the heat, there is plenty of it, if you know how to turn it on. Regarding the space, the apartment is indeed of regular size, but if you don't have enough furniture to fill it, please do not blame the landlady. Send the rent in full or we will be forced to contact your present landlady!  ##

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WORDS OF WISDOM FROM A TYPICALLY BRILLIANT AMERICAN YAHOO

Subject: Re: [AGALIST] COLUMN NINETY-FIVE
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 23:53:51 EDT
From: RLinderHaus@aol.com
To: AGALIST-owner@yahoogroups.com

You are a sick columnist - -you left wing liberals are all the same. - -No sense of reality --or --just no sense!! The country is getting on to your left wing crap and realizes you have no one to run this year, but the low self esteem blonde can run for you. She didn't have the guts to divorce Clinton--why could she run a country against terrorism. GoodBye--You are a desperate bunch. Robert Linder  ##

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