Working For History


In having a ‘career’ in the “technical” aspects of “THE ARTS” sometimes I’ve been fortunate enough to make a “nice” paycheck AND work for an ARTIST who has such an influence of uniquenesses that I just overlook the trying days. After twenty some odd years I have now gotten to experience Mister TOM WAITS. The only person I’ve ever heard excuse obsessive behaviors by blaming his ever present PIANO…” The Piano has been drinkin’, the Piano has been drinkin’, but not ME!”… via his bourbon basso sifted through granite and pumice.

TOM WAITS, The bohemian bard of back alley balladry. The LAST BEATNIK of our times, a skewed Shakespeare slathering our ears and minds with the simple katanas of pure insight. YES, I DO like his STYLE! The “call” was to begin at eight a.m. when we began to unload the three tractor-trailers of GLITTER & DOOM at the OHIO THEATRE, (39 E. State St. /Columbus,Ohio), a perfect showcase for this night with its angels & Pan gold-leafed all over, waiting to hear the truths to be heard. Besides the requisit lights and sound the stage set up gave the affectianado the intimacy this night deserved. As for the simple, sharp lighting the upstage lightboxes needed a bit of “tweaking”, they were boxes that had opaque acrylic facings that were covered with black velvet-like material. The light escaped through random cutouts that some of the repair crew were comparing to Rorschachs. The MOST unique piece of the WAITS presentation was the raised circular stage that Tom had. A ‘kick-drum’ that was actuated via a pulley system that TOM really kicks like a skinny Lou Groza. Behind everyone is a tower of old assorted speaker horns that give us old folks the nostalgia of those raggedy systems in the types of clubs that supported the neighborhood’s cooler musicians.

The musical “footers” that provided Tom’s base of the night were: Vince Henry-Woodwinds& Harmonica, Casey Waits-‘DRUMS'(world-wide), Omar Torrez-Guitar/Banjo, Patrick Warren-Keyboards and Seth Ford- Young on Bass. Tom played the Guitar and Bullhorn. The HOUSE that WAITS built was Frank Lloyd Wright meets Jack Kerouac []. Here’s the evenings song list:


This was an AMAZING night, and was worth it. Hey, it’s TOM WAITS! TWO encores.

The fantastic photo is by Houston,Texas lensman JAY LEE.

Published in: on June 30, 2008 at 9:15 pm  Comments (1)  
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I wrote an e-mail to Senator Hillary Clinton, 6/17-18/08, just to give her an invitation to READ a couple of articles I’d done, to INFORM HER of how she’d made a type of influence on some of the MALES that had witnessed her “HERSTORIC” SPRINT for the Presidency of these ‘United States’.

I’d made intimations to the postings:”A WOMAN’S VOICE…”, (6-14-08), on the site: and “DOES Anyone REMEMBER the First WOMAN Candidate…”, (6-5-08), on the site:

I, soon, received a nice SENATORIAL FORM POST that had NOTHING TO DO WITH THE INFORMATIONS I’d sent. THIS is the “responce” to an UNREAD, MISUNDERSTOOD, ATTEMPT of a concerned citizen’s involving the elected. In an attempt to PROVIDE SOME INSIGHT,( NOT INCITE!), of what “WE DOWN HERE” are involved in. This is the complete copy of thought “content” that came from the “ANSWERER’S” “COMPREHENSION”.

— On Wed, 6/18/08, <> wrote:

From: <>
Subject: Thank you for writing to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 10:14 AM Dear Friend: Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and concerns with me via e-mail. I hope you will understand that, because of the volume of e-mails I receive from residents of New York State, I cannot at this time respond to messages received from residents of other states. I encourage you to contact your U.S. senators if you have an issue or concern that needs immediate attention. You can access your senators electronically by visiting for a listing of their contact information. If you are still interested in learning more about the work I am doing on behalf of New York State, I hope you will continue to monitor my work through my website at Sincerely, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton New York State

Isn’t THIS a RICH example of how astute our “elected’s” staffers are? And I’m not REPUBLICAN. I don’t have a single “WATT-EDGE” OF “PACHYDERM POLLUTION” in OR on* me… BUT it IS getting harder to tell the difference, they both have LARGE EARS but can’t seem to GROK the SOUNDWAVE’S MESSEGE. I DO hope that this maladay is an isolated moment, but somehow KNOW that this is a growing INFECTION that will only spread to the rest of LADY LIBERTY’S body. POOR “girl”, I hope she doesn’t try to rid it with the TORCH… or squash them with the BOOK. The only thought I will leave YOU is this, as to the above mentioned posts THEY are WORTH the visual AND mental time spent. I just hope MY Washington, DC ‘contact’, SHERROD BROWN, remains the concerned, grounded PERSON I sent him there to be… I KNOW that I can “see” UNCLE SAM shaking HIS head, CRIMSON, top of the to the faces on his kneecaps. My only quandary now is, do I let my soon to be 18 new VOTER/DAUGHTER read this and “see” just how much HER ‘elected’ remain “concerned” of HER, and what will make HER adult growths as a CONSTITUENT, HER VISIBILITIES, to remain FAITH-FULL in what HER PARENTS,SCHOOLS, CHURCH and FUTURE LIFE-STYLE have PROMISED for these first FEW steps in BEING A CITIZEN…of THE WORLD. *(WE ALL DO.)

Published in: on June 20, 2008 at 12:04 am  Comments (2)  
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A New Light representing the NationMORE SHADES THAN A PAINT STORE !

In this time of. In this place called. As the very WORLD itself has begun to wipe its eyes in SORROW there must be a ONE to attempt “THE PASSAGE”. HE, as the bearer of the refined combinations of current hierarchies, with humble blessings from the Gaelist Faamlii du’ Ceann’eidigh. At the age of SAAM before NII-SHIM, should rest hold of the “RESTORATIVES” from the “DEVIANS” for ALL ‘Inhabitea aun Orb’…

If a story, by my first touching of the genre: ‘Science Fiction’, was written like the above I’m sure that ANDRE’ NORTON might be proud that she’d left so much an impression on a Third-grader. The ‘HEARALDIC’ theme has made such a terrific mark on today’s histories, both ‘fiction’ and “fact”. We are led through these ‘lives’ we experience with the scenarios chosen by ‘others’, (pick ANY story type.), and their remarkably smarmy goals. The sad part of finishing any ‘pamphlet’ to tome is that there is so much MORE to the thought and all of ITS inevitability’s. One of the better futuristic literary groupings of this type of socio-political presentation is Frank Herbert’s DUNE set of books, which have been added to by his son. Intrigue, politics, ancestral predestination all mark a, gratefully given, omniscient look into a world that has too many similarities to this present day around us.

Then we’ve the many types of, numbers of and ways of, the story of KING ARTHUR. We’ve even had ‘CAMELOT’ transplanted to America for THREE, TOO SHORT, years. The part that has given me the most mental grief is how the “KINGDOM” lost its SELF, along with its KING, in the search ” FOR THE HOLY GRAIL”. The “GRAIL”, by definition: a grail is a simple vessel or cup. In the context of ARTHURIAN ‘CHRISTO’ thoughts the prevailing views are that of recovery of THE CUP that the “NAZERENE” shared liquid sacraments on top of an unknown abode with friends and followers. OR the BLOODLINE carried by the “VESSEL” to FRANCE. The KNIGHTS traveled to an area of the world that we, here, have just begun to become familiar with and DO NEED to UNDERSTAND.

KNIGHTS, men, and a woman or so, PEOPLE encased in protective metal. A person who’s identities aren’t visible. WE have NO way of knowing anything more than their abilities of a “one on one nature”. Many of the ‘FOURTH ESTATE’ have asked who of the TWO, (seeking the PRESIDENTIAL “CROWN”.), will step to fore as the “WHITE KNIGHT” of this nation’s needs. (CAN one QUESTION the ‘LOYALTIES’ of : ‘THEY that are to LEAD'(?), (not BY h.r.1955!).

No matter what color first burnished on the “METAL” of the “CHAMPION’S” protective cover what does matter is the CONTENTS that make said “SAVIOR” able to LEAD those whose ‘METAL’ is worn around the HEART. Can either join the ‘DISJOINTED’ so that they might recruit a Nation of KNIGHTS with a Cameleon’s gifts in ADAPTING to SURVIVE? Then, allowing others on this ORB, to enjoy THEIR same?He Came to US from UMBER RIDGE.

Published in: on June 18, 2008 at 5:35 am  Leave a Comment  
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Pulling Out (of) The RACE CARd

There have been times since childhood that the ugly head of hate and stupidity has raised its obtuse, little pate and attempted to draw me into one of its preplanned trapdoors. Although I sometimes had a fighting chance, I choose the proper words for these “articles”, it wasn’t so when I was a ‘TAD’.

I began this article some while ago as a jest, then the MAURICIA GRANT article in ‘USA TODAY’ stuck its finger in my eye. ( If Barack Obama becomes President I DO HOPE that NASCAR officials don’t attempt an invitation in their near future !). In this time of INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS RACING seeing a young HUED MAN leading its points standings, and doing so with only 24 starts, of which produced 6 wins, 16 podiums and 8 Pole positions, it WOULD SEEM that, again, America, in ALL its greatness’s, has some HOUSE CLEANING TO DO.( Beyond the FACT that great engineering and equipment, more times than not, will always yield SUPERIOR RESULTS.). NOT as much as it “USED TO”, but the world has a sharper interest in its “DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO” policy of facing the different ways that other people experience that “VISAGE”… I’d have begun with showing a couple graphics/ cartoons that had two ‘opposites’ exchanging “social” unpleasantness’s then one extracts a standard horse racing form in reply, his “RACE”(ING) card … But this day wouldn’t allow THAT to happen. There’s not too much to say as yet because the circle (of) jurists have JUST begun to watch the opposing parties’ “on track” warm-up laps. There has been debate over the driving abilities of anyone that is not used to “PILOTING” a vehicle in the “TRUE ACADIAN MANNER”, (either like you “STOLE IT”, or like you’re ” RUNNIN’ RUM” or “MOONSHINE”.).

Now one of the great “RIDGE RUNNIN’ RASCALS of NASCAR history is one JUNIOR JOHNSON, a ‘LEGEND’ of the early hard charging, “SWAPPIN’ PAINT” type of the racing cadence of ” YOUR LEFT, YOUR LEFT, YOUR LEFT, YOUR LEFT”… which couples with the adage that ” TWO WRONGS DON’T MAKE A RIGHT, but THREE LEFTS DO”, (carried by the last left and you have a ‘RACE’!).The history of American automobile racing is long and “colorful”, ‘heroes’ like EDDIE RICKENBACKER have braved “flame and fortune” to obtain their “NEED FOR SPEED”. (A class-mate in high school was just missed by a tire at the “INDY 500” last century.), Robert Glen Johnson Jr., winner of 50 NASCAR races in the 1950’s and ’60’s. The year 1963 is the point in history, (and this article.), that’s the (pace-car ‘slow’) evolvement to finish, (no re-starts!). On December 31, 1963, at Jacksonville, Florida’s SPEEDWAY PARK ‘Junior’ Johnson lost to WENDELL OLIVER SCOTT, ‘NEGRO’ (!!!). Out of 495 credited starts Mr. Scott achieved 147 top ten finishes and ONE WIN, the first man of ‘color’ to do so.


Many have thought Scott THE first ‘US’ to race American “STOCK CARS”, he WASN’T! Rebecca Gladden of INSIDE RACING NEWS states that on July 31, 1955 at the BAY MEADOWS RACEWAY in San Mateo, CA one ELIAS BOWIE, ( no “KIN” to David.), was the earliest African-American to “trade paint” in NASCAR annals, with LEE PETTY, BUCK BAKER, MARVIN PANCH and Grand National CHAMPION of that year TIM FLOCK. 28TH out of 34 drivers. His ONE and ONLY race.

A stone for Obsidian \

AND then we arrive at NORTH AMERICAN AUTO RACING’S most blatant ‘BLACK’ race ‘car’ driver… WILLY T. RIBBS. Indianapolis 500 participant who went to Europe to compete and win the FORMULA FORD series DUNLOP CHAMPIONSHIP before retuning home after only one year’s competition. “Drove a CADILLAC POWERED Indy entry sponsored by NEWPORT cigarettes” and for the WILLIAM H. COSBY race team. Willy T. has driven almost all the many types of ‘MONIED’ MOTOR events that are held in this country, quite SUCCESSFUL in all.


In the offer to assist NASCAR in reaching those who haven’t developed a YEN for so many left hand turns NBA HALL OF FAME RESIDENT Ervin “MAGIC” Johnson, (no, well maybe, KIN to Junior.), opened the minority door through training and EDUCATION of HUED people to enter the ranks of NASCAR , a sort of easement in the ENVELOPING of all AMERICA for the ”STARS and BARS” folk. BUT it seems that there may be an ALUMINUM CEILING that needs to be popped… from the TOP down, this way only because the bottom just may choke itself on its own fumes.

To get a better group of views go to these sites and breath in their distinct, ( ” dis ‘tinks”) attributions. Especially “readers” comments, the LINES are very clear by REGION. (In the photo above the end gentleman is NASCAR’S newest “Coppertone Champion” to be, find out his name.)

Mauricia Grant

NASCAR Xenophobia

NASCAR Prejudiced?


Read the Online link to the OFFICIAL COMPLAINT

Time\'s Flies know where to get the latest.OUR youth will be taught to KNOW


Let’s make sure that

it ‘s not only the one’s

shown so proudly here.

Published in: on June 12, 2008 at 5:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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YO’pinion:YOUR Vote counts,but Keep it SECRET

Soon,THEY’LL “instruct” us how to vote! This is the penalty for advertising who you’ll vote for. ( His “bumper” sticker reads ‘NO CAMPAIGNING PAST THIS POINT”! available at http:188503.SPREADSHIRT.COM/ us/US/Shop/)RED or BLUE they’re acting the same. They’re counting on you being the ONE born on that minute, prove them wrong.

It seems that we always notice the aftermath first. But if we don’t allow an “EXIT”POLL by wearing the “CONCEALED CARRY” of this statement ,(women’s and men’s.), we can assure OUR CHOICES. ( Read H.R. 1955!) Yes, this IS blatant advertising and it IS a tad risque’, butt, er but you have to admit that, as another underwear company said it… “you’ll feel GOOD all under”, for keeping a promise to yourself by carrying this little WARNING for the political preference pirates profiteering profusely by punditry profound.

Published in: on June 10, 2008 at 11:58 pm  Leave a Comment  
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They fit and are usefulYOU. YOU Faux, er Ol’ Fox you.

This short note is for the AMERICAN CONSUMER and the entities that are in the business in providing the “NECESSITIES” that we incessantly “GOBBLE” in our daily lives.

If the “Product” is something that is basically wholesome and well liked, and accepted, gives the purchaser the correct return on investment… IT IS GOOD. No matter what else is happening around the world.

If that “thing” that is on the market doesn’t harm a protected anything, anywhere…IT IS GOOD.

Now, when that corporation is letting the area of customer population know of said purveyance, or any nuance of design, the representations gathered to blend in the many types of peoples that find their products desirable MUST INCLUDE THOSE DIFFERENCES to effect an ease of FAMILIARITY. The ‘UGLY AMERICAN’ attitudes of the PAST century should be just that …PAST/PASSED! For the ‘site’ Little green balls, (an OXYMORON, if they possessed a set of orbs they would not be green. They have extracted the yellows for putting on public view leaving the orbs a more assured AZURE.), TO EQUATE an innocent piece of garment to such an INFINITESIMAL link of the falsities dismantling this nation is BEYOND ACCEPTABLE! Then to have the FAUX/FOX OCRE-JOURNALIST: My-SWELL MAL-Kin continue the “McCarthy-Malice-piece” to basically burn a CROSS ON NATIONAL AIRWAVES, to cost a company millions of dollars in advertising is REPREHENSIBLE. If the Joseph Goebbels line of intimidation is seen to work NOW, as it did in the body of the THIRD REICH, through our national media then what can be done when…”THERE’S NOBODY LEFT”?

The ‘SHEMAGH’ IS A DAILY item of the region, adapted for the purpose of relief from the oppressive heat in that part of the world. If ‘Miss ‘MAL-Kin’ wishes to assert a correctness in accepted presentation of societal appearances then maybe she might return to the medieval European practices of not washing in Soap and Water, or maybe she HAS… it DOES seem that there is a malodorous ‘TINGE’ wafting from the media ‘ranks’, (Read: ANTAGONYM), of the ‘Murdock MAFIA’. Since most of the tropical world designs innumerable types of this versatile garment why ARE the UBER OBTUSE of ‘CON-servativeism’ SHELLING Us with this GAME?

“Over to you,CHET”.