Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Keep On Rocking In The Free World *

* Neil Young.

My plumber plays music. He installed my bedroom air conditioner and took from me a photo I did of Barbara Butterfly back in the middle seventies AND a photo I didn’t take of Serena, the great strawberry blonde seventies pornstar that was known for her inverted nipples.
Friday nite, January 11th,  he went behind a curtain and came out a green rhinestone Chick Cashman,

someone I never knew but every old timer in Tucson remembers him from his notorious 80’s club act.
I love it when someone I care about is good …better than his hype.

 He’s not my first friend to wear wig and rhinestones. I’m also close with Jelvis, the Jewish Elvis, who used to shop for his ensemble at Nudies in Hollywood, home to the finest in showmen western wear.
Chic is retiring on this, his 50th birthday and I, along with Tucson nite life, was there at Club Congress to honor him and to “kick some mother- fucking ass”.

I came too late to see Paula Taylor sing but she told me, in secret, that that was allright. It was Cliff’s night to shine and he shone like Arizona `wood’.

I don’t understand why rock and rollers look over their own shoulder like yellow birds do at my bird feeder…constantly worried they are going to be knocked off their perch…which they invariably are but no one was going to mess with Chick.

He was the man, the girl, the star.

Shit, he better like these pictures so I can get my broken pipe fixed and the toilet still runs, silent but deadly, and the screen needs to be put 20 feet up and…but that nite…at Club Congress was magical.

 I can’t wait for his 70th…when all the rockstars wear depends and those in the audience don’t need toilet paper to plug their ears since their hearing no longer goes out at night.

(more from that nite after I cure my annual bronchitis)

I turned off my boiler last year. I didn't have the 2 grand to repair it and live by firewood. For the last two nites the sugar water for the hummingbirds has frozen!

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