Jack, Jaaaack, (okay, that's Guy Clark on Boats To Build); but, you'd know that, too. Didn't read the NG for many months, sometimes years, at a stretch. I'll never forget, who *could* forget, your brilliant hammering home of the point of all the shit that happened there, though. I laughed and cried and laughed about it all again. It was closure, for me, vindication, and ferociously funny. Thank you for that; I knew then I couldn't help but love you. And, I do.
But, this is just to say I never saw the pic and I would love to see it; I know you can't display it here for copyright reasons; but, I don't know your email addie; I know Lizzy does; maybe she'll send you mine and you can share it with me. I think I can stand to wait that long. She gets up early, too, right? Thank you!
I meant to say, too, I thought you would know Walter Trout; I knew you'd know Steve Goodman (and, I'm sorry I wasn't clearer since it might have seemed a little insulting to you). Later, I thought, I wonder if you know James McMurtry and, if you do, which is prolly true, you'll prolly already have a copy of Where'd You Hide The Body; but, if you don't, in exchange for the pic (you know I'll cherish), allow me to recommend you find a copy of this CD. It's brilliant; one of the best I've ever owned; and, I know it since it's the only CD I've had to buy three times, like The Future (because I wore them out!). You won't be disappointed. It's stunningly breathtaking.
Speaking of, I've just re-viewed I'm Your Man, the Lian Lunson DVD, and I've not read any reviews of it nor any promo stuff (except I watched the trailer on Jarkko's OuttaSite); and, now, I must write my review for same. I've watched it four times, now; and, I don't want anyone telling me anything about it since I have my own thoughts on it and will share them soonishly; however, you will appreciate that although LC and Perla both say and sing Bird On The Wire, for some reason, and it irks me, too, for some gawddamned reason beyond my ken, the song is called and titled Bird On A Wire in the credits. What does that say about the creators of this DVD? Not much, if you ask me; and, you didn't, I know.
Also, I meant to say Tennyson, Blake, Billy Holiday, Edith Piaf, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Shakespeare, Aristotle, Basho, Emerson, Whitman, Dickinson, Longfellow, Auden, Lao Tzu, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Chaucer, and others are among LC's influences, to mention a few more and not be charged with the unforgivable crime of thread-drifticus. Ack!
Again, I can wait till Lizzy sends you my email; I'll try to distract myself writing the review; but, I am really looking forward to looking at anything Goodman, in spades.
Graciously & Gratefully yers, Jf/ox
p.s. Oh, okay, the McGarrigles on the DVD? Diviiiiine, so good to see the grrls in limelight shine (which makes me think they shoulda been on that Walk of Fame, too)
p.p.s. Oh, okay Part Two: Mel Gibson is one of the producers of the DVD; and, given his rant against all things Jewish . . . well . . . nuff said . . .
THE ITEM THAT HE SENT HER:
ADAGIOS III — ELECTRA'S BENISON, BOUND!
JUDITH FITZGERALD'S EVER-EVOLVING WRITESITE:
LEONARD COHEN'S OPEN BOOK OF LONGING:
POET PARLIAMENTAEIRIAL JUDITH FITZGERALD:
THE AMERICAN BOOK REVIEW:
SUNITI NAMJOSHI'S BRIGHTSITE:
J.F. ON AL PURDY & ELI MANDEL @ CBC: