Month: February 2018 (page 1 of 12)

Itralians

Aquarius 12° (February 1) 116

 

I was watching a Tony Bourdain “Parts Unknown” on CNN. It was an episode about Southern Italy, the heel, and Asia Argento (his now girlfriend, which is great) and he explored the region. First off, of all the couples in the world I’d like to hang with, I put those two at the top of the list along with Charlotte Gainsbourg and her filmmaker husband, Yvan Attal. But I digress. It got me wondering again about my roots, something I do need to explore. In some ways I feel worse than an orphan. I haven’t a clue about a single ancester. None of my four grandparents, only two of whom I grew up with, ever uttered a word about the past. What was wrong with these people. And now, as a childless child, I feel rather disconnected leading in altnerate directions.

 

I’m guessing for the most part that where my Italian relatives derive from are not the nicest places on the boot. I don’t know that for a fact, but I just have the same icky feeling I had visiting my relatives in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, with their plastic covered furniture and carpets threaded with plastic runners in rooms we weren’t allowed to enter.

 

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Crossing Delancey

Aquarius 11° (January 31) 115

 

Gotham City Improv. It was formerly the Groundlings East based in NYC and then it became it’s own thing. The funny thing about studying there was the fact that Eric whom I met in Grenoble and with whom I shared a room and a bed in Paris, my first time ever there, and who is no longer with us, studied there and became part of the company.

I was really good but, you know, it’s me so: something had to go wrong. I wasn’t liked by the director who was friends with Eric and I suspect Eric threw me under the bus in that setting just as he did with all the kids on our study abroad. You see, Eric wanted to touch me there in that bed that first night in Paris and I said go for it. I didn’t touch him. I just let him do whatever. I don’t think it lasted more than a few minutes. I did. That is to say there was no release involved. Just a dry hand that wasn’t mine grabbing me off for a bit. But boy oh boy did it not end there.

Eric continued to be my new best friend for a couple more days and then, once we made our way to Grenoble, where the school and awaiting hosts family were; he ghosted me; and then I found out through this guy Phil, who had been my next door neighbor freshman year in the dorm, that Eric told him that I came on to him and basically molested him. Yeah. That was fun. I was a combination of not giving a fuck or caring what the other kids said because I was suffused with the notion that I was cooler than everyone anyway plus standing up for myself, vividly, if questioned. One particular questioning came from this guy called Alan, a strapping redhead who fancied himself Eric’s next best friend, mister straight guy, and he went after me for spreading rumors, get this, about Eric. It was in one of those sweeping stone spiral stairwells in a proper residential building in France, I’m guessing eighteenth century, this time on the Place Victor Hugo, in Grenoble where the directrice of our program lived and often hosted us in the first few months before she ghosted us all too.

Eric had had Hodgkins as a kid and he showed the visible signs of having glands removed from his neck which was very skinny. He was very sad and very nervous and very pompous and very funny; I really would have liked to have been friends, but I was a casualty of his own closetness. Any kind of sexual content between me and another guy has never been emotional; and this particular contact was so no big deal. It wasn’t hard for me to separate the funny kid I liked from the sleepy guy in my bed who reached inside my underwear. Big fucking deal. We were nineteen for fuck sake. Anyway…

We tried to be friends again when we collided in New York in the late eighties. It didn’t really happen. And another five or so years passed And then suddenly he went through this catharsis whereby he apologized for everything that had happened those years, a decade now, ago. The weird thing was he had moved to my home town of Wyckoff, New Jersey, living with his dad and his second family. He was jumping into the pool or something and his neck basically broke. His illness had returned. He died soon after that. I didn’t go to the funeral because I had just been through it with another friend who was very close to me and it was too soon and I was too selfish and guarded. Apparently they spoke about how much he cherished the year in Grenoble.

 

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Triggers

Aquarius 10° (January 30) 114

 

Beginning Febraury 19 apparently through March 20, the Blague will focus only on this sick piece I’m writing. The whole month must, in fact be, personal writing. Then from March 21 I’ll be doing a number of daily things. I’ll do my morning tweet and then I’ll revist the Sabian Symbol associated with that day and maybe write a few paragraphs of that but not for the Blague per se although a little something can’t be bad; as I’ll also be saying whatever. I will be working on a separate sex sign a fortnight. The Blague will be synonymos with Twitter and my personal FB I suppose.

Branding the Blague and me as the writer and speaker and S should likewise do her thing daily in the realm of Baronhood. I think we can both start writing vignettes, first taking stock of existing monologues. For me that would mean the Christmas story and the jumping over fence story. Also branding the Blague QC’s take is I can’t tell you why it is I can only tell you that it is. Put out Quotes and Aphorisms by day as QVC, which S can retweet and vice versa.

I have been thinking a lot, lately, about writing in the second person. And it would be really nice to get a dialogue going between the two of us.

Here also is a list of topics as suggestions as triggers for writing said Blague:

 

  1. Dreams
  2. Questionnaires
  3. Memos (Cartoonlike)
  4. Open Letters (With the above Memos comes from To-Do list)
  5. Tell a Quick Story
  6. Plan (A party)
  7. A poem or song
  8. Schemes. Talk me through it.
  9. Dada (typing in exactly whatever you find on paper then throw that paper away)
  10. In memory of….
  11. A magic spell
  12. Comment on a repost of past

 

 

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Death Bore

Aquarius 9° (January 29)

 

Speaking of time and space. How do people deal with death row. How can you be Henry VIII and why are zombies popular. I know life is just preparation for death. How do you live the month leading up to your execution. That’s the true punishment.

I could stop there.

But I am aware that this might be too short and too sweet. I’m going to go look at my finances for a second. And now I’m back. And things are looking rosy which is nice—touch wood. I am very much interested in keeping things to the bone and close to the vest, both together and separately.  But I must beware of isolating.

Soon I will create some Saturday Evening Roasts for the people and invite friends around to the Road House. I do need to reach out to Jim and tell him we’d love to get some herb boxes in and also that we can have the window boxes with geraniums back. I thought I took really good care of them. Who’s Jim, you ask? Oh, well I like to say he’s something between a cousin and an uncle and he officially owns the land on which we live. We live in the original house, the Road House, on the road, no surprise there, eh?

Ah, Canada. We will soon go to Montreal. I will be traveling all through New England once this grant kicks in and staking out all the locales. Ten thousand can secure a lot of developoment, especially when you use up a lot of it having fun in the process. Work and amusement going hand in hand.

 

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Queen of Wands

Aquarius 8° (January 28)

 

I pulled the Queen of Wands today. What do I like about her? She assuages bruised egos. She is the spritual adviser and the calming influence in her otherwise fiery clan. But, even for her this came through age and maturity. Yesterday I pulled the Emporer. I seem to be on a responsible trip suddenly. She is the cool of kindness.

It’s all about temperance as a tool for spiritual growth. And I get that. It’s the card which says move on. You needn’t react in the ways you once did and you can let go situations that you perhaps didn’t handle in the most temperate of ways. You can’t look back and bemoan a relationship, say, that didn’t pan out because of another if your reaction if you left the relationship pointing a fiery finger. You can only have it one way.

I really feel as if I’m turning a major corner. I’m back to that complete feeling of being so happy that I’m me. I don’t have any mechanism for regret happening. I only want to move forward. I’m feeling especially appreciated by clients. Wow. It’s overwhelming how loved I feel from that quarter.

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Never Was

Aquarius 7° (January 27)

I have decided to launch a new project which is two-fold. One, I will try to become what I’ve always wanted to be: an actor; testing the George Eliot quotation: “It is never to be to

what you might have been.” Now, as far as career choices go, mine is surely the most cliché. Yet it’s probably the most challenging—not like learning to become a brain surgeon challenging—though, at least when you learn to be a brain surgeon you can be one and get paid for it. This is not true of the actor, even among other artists. Easier if I had always wanted to be a painter and never did because I could just buy all the materials and start painting. But an actor can’t do the same and not be committed by their next of kin. So I think it will be an interesting project to document, write about, perhaps even film portions of, as I go. That could take some money. But wait just a cotton picking minute. If I were to add a conceit of sorts: That I am documenting the life of working actors who make their living on their craft, on their own, without the fame and fortune associated with the profession. What percentage of working actors, I wonder, make up the whole industry. Or rather what percentage do famous actors make up in the entire profession.

 

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Fungus

Aquarius 6° (January 26) 110

 

Everyone complains about mold but we all know that mold, a fungus—like the spore that became fungus that killed bacteria and became penicillin—perhaps mold are in place to naturally fight our razor’s edge fight with bacteria. Perhaps physical bodies are the battleground between fungus and bacteria. Fungus does have a way of adhering, coexisting with and advancing life in a kingdoem all its own. Separate from flora and fauna, fungi is our friend while bacteria, in our own animal kingdown, wants to kill us like a man-eating tiger.

I think it would be funny to personify Fungus as a Scottish character. Fungus, Mingus, Angus, etc. Fungus MacDormant would make a funny name.

Anyway part of me has always wanted to be a mushroom farmer. I don’t know if that’s actually true or if I’m just typing to stuff this Blague full of bulk. But whenever one nears the larger topic of “chucking it all and doing something else” I always think of becoming a mushroom farmer. I really do need to grown things this year. I wonder if I shouldn’t invest in some herb boxes and do a little something of the sort this year. Now I’m off to Google making your own herb boxes so I’ll be right back

Metallurgy is a term I love. I think it would be as interesting to play with metals as with stones and to get into the alchemy perhaps we can include in our business plan. Mythology, mysticism, metaphysics meet metallurgy. I’m so into alchemy right now anyway int terms of what happens in my kitchen and in the combining of herbs and roots and other healing elements from the plant world, which is our apothecary. I want to get into that. And, in and of my ownself, I am open for some divine transmutation myself to match truest desire with purest destiny.

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Sexlife of the Stars

Aquarius 5° (January 25)

 

Not to say all Aries are Buddhists, but their natural brand of spirituality is hinged on the upper-case Self as the highest form of power, while they tend to be pretty self-y in the bedroom as well. Taurus ache with a need for belonging, seeking and inviting rapture, both spiritual and sexual. Gemini desires communion and community, finding spirituality in the company of others, if not sleeping their way through the congregation. Cancer is all about being born again, real or metaphoric baptism being just another watersport, re-creation and recreation going hand in hand. Leo aspires to godhead—enough said. Virgo is all about the service, whether it be the ritual of a mass or sacred sexual rites, they are programmed to receive. Libra is a creature of divine order and beattitudes—if you don’t take their orders you can expect there will be attitude. Scorpio spirituality is profound and shrouded in mystery just as they are secretive and sphynxlike in sexual relationships. Sagittarius is shamanistic in their visions and expect extreme, exhaustive states of ecstacy in both their spiritual and sexual life. Capricorn takes the pulpit position, in full faith, delivering others from the depths to the heights, back and forth, back and forth. Aquarius is in an eternal state of revelation, forever having their minds blown and blowing others. And Pisces seeks dissolution, to become one with spirit and lose themselves in sexual experience.

The sexual and the spiritual are metaphors for each other.

 

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Rando Four: You Can Blague About It

Aquarius 4° (January 24) 108

 

I had a dream last night wherein I was “assigned Jack Keroac, others weren’t assigned…

Potato chips on the floor, or rather, as the flooring, all patches into a molten landscape

Probably from almost dying pulling food out of the oven.

 

Oh how funny I just came upon a list of eight things on a sheet of paper headed Blague:

 

  • The good die young
  • That anyone else than dumbfuck could be president, like literally anyone else on the         planet would be better.
  • that sycophants are rarely seen through
  • that people often turn the tables and try to make the symptom the cause and they get away with it (see above president)
  • that bisexuals are still seen as the problem despite the fact that everything else goes
  • if you are a new singer and sound like Neil Young you’ll probably get away with having a career and not be called an imitator
  • always being your heaviest as bathing-suit weather approaches.
  • Thelma Ritter.
  • Birds falling from the sky
  • What happened to the female terrorist in the Charlie Hebdo attack
  • Dealing with Friends
  • Coping with modern alienation
  • Mine some of my better blogs
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Rando Three: To-Dos, Mock Memos and Releases

Thursday 3

I had this notion for collecting all the random bi-polar ideas i have strewn on snippets of paper everywhere into a solidly ridiculous list

 

Go through and update the Starsky + Cox canon of songs

Create a Timeline of performances to date.

Check out Yoga Schedule

Research other venues, colleges, museums, theaters and so forth

(Look at other performers’ tour schedules)

Just start booking a few people than a few more)

Pud addresses into Mad Mimi data base and also an excel program

Go through black notebook to separate out various areas of interest

Circle back to Dixon place

Brian Doben photo shoot

Revisit the Gabriel Event Page

Work on the lecture/appearances idea, with a simple something. All the crunchy places.

Woodstock, Hudson, Northampton, Bennington, Cambridge et al

Press release on the e-books for next year

Decide on next years color avant-garde. Based on the game Probe

Lynne and Bill game night

Schedule in the new relationship book

Get in touch with Sirius Radio

Send a press release to Bostonia + Press

Troll list of PR Czars

Make a list of small press book publishers or buy a publishing house

Take over a bookfair (or at least get yourself a booth)

Launch a campaign for the hottest new book agent

Remind how to decoupage walls

 

Go down a list of Provincetown names and ask them the following questions: Do you know of a good house to rent, would you like to host an artist, Greg St. Jean, would you like to be a sponsor, sparkler—take note of boosting their biz, etc.

 

 

 

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