i don't like fun

nellcôte nights
29 February, 2012, 1:44 am
Filed under: french, gram parsons, i was born in the wrong decade, keith richards, music

keith and gram at nellcôte, 1971. photo by d. tarlé.

dear diary:

i almost died of pure joy on sunday at the JFK library. here’s why.

1. i was within 15 feet of leonard cohen, paul simon, chuck berry, elvis costello, al kooper.

2. i was about 5 feet away from keith richards. i waved at him as he was getting on the elevator. he looked straight at me and smiled. it was a life highlight.

3. bob dylan sent an email to congratulate chuck berry [on the PEN new england songwriting award] that said, “give my regards to leonard cohen, the kafka of the blues, and lord byron keith if he shows up.” the greatest. no one says it like bob.

4. leonard cohen made a short, wry speech. and paul simon talked for a bit.

5. keith and elvis played chuck berry’s “promised land” on stage.

still processing all of this. it felt surreal, especially since i didn’t even plan on going to the event until the last minute, but it was all the more awesome for its spontaneity. a lucky day if there ever was one.

men don’t protect you anymore
20 February, 2012, 11:29 pm
Filed under: current events, music

because it’s still kurt cobain’s birthday for another half hour here.

with open arms.
18 February, 2012, 6:31 pm
Filed under: clothes, current events, janis joplin, music, random

because i inexplicably woke up in a good mood this morning.

18 February, 2012, 6:26 pm
Filed under: art, edvard munch, magic

edvard munch, vampire ii (lithograph), 1895/1913. brilliance.

the question is not yet settled
15 February, 2012, 8:42 pm
Filed under: books, crazy, poe, quote of the day

“men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence- whether much that is glorious- whether all that is profound- does not spring from disease of thought- from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.”

– edgar allan poe, “eleonora”

the side-eye.
11 February, 2012, 1:08 am
Filed under: crazy, john lennon, music, things i like


“john in a less serious moment in his personal
recording studio in his weybridge home in 1967.”

take me to scotland.
9 February, 2012, 5:02 pm
Filed under: i was born in the wrong decade, magic, music, things i like

donovan on the isle of skye, late 60’s. breathtaking.

history at a glance
8 February, 2012, 6:37 pm
Filed under: history, random, things i like

if trees could only talk…

7 February, 2012, 1:29 am
Filed under: i'm serious, keith richards

a lesson from 1970 keith: if you’re hanging around and bored, put on lots of eyeliner. then still hang around, but look excellent while doing it.