April 1, 2010

I haven't seen ya
Since I saw ya in the newspaper
When your dress was grand and
Your eyes beamed happiness



Evelyn Hofer, Metropolitan, Paris, 1967


* Of interest, maybe:

-- Yasser Arafat was said not to have read a book in the last 40 years of his life, but to have spent innumerable hours enrapt by Tom and Jerry cartoons

-- Andrew Jackson was twelve when he enlisted to fight in the Revolutionary War

-- Jessica Lange was once a waitress in the Lion's Head. Eve Ensler was once a waitress in the Lion's Head

-- Not until a year after his burial at Sag Harbor did someone notice that the title of The Recognitions was misspelled on the back of William Gaddis's headstone

-- Stalin read Hemingway

-- Miles Davis's speedometer had already reached 105mph on New York's West Side Highway when a passenger asked if he should be driving so fast. I'm in here too, was Davis's concept of reassurance

* "I'm a poet, I'm life. You're an editor, you're death." -- said Gregory Corso to an unknown editor at the Black Horse Tavern. Following the statement the unknown editor punched Corso through the door and across the sidewalk

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Miles Davis entry is incomplete. Please fix, good sir.

:-)

3:56 PM  

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