the System Works (dgault) Fri 31 Jan 03 23:09
<watadoo>, I read that post fast and thought you'd bought a software package called "Swampthing" to do your road managing. Hey, it might work. You could wire it up to display the right thing to say in any situation on the inside of your mirror shades.
Bill's Burrows (gjk) Sat 1 Feb 03 06:43
But it would require a big fan to cool it, something way bigger than what I usually stuff in my pants.
Larry Ratso Sloman (ratsosloman) Sat 1 Feb 03 09:49
David, I think I covered most of the Kemp stories in the book. Now I can tell you Kemp stories AFTER the book. Like the time Louie and I went to the Chabad telethon with Kinky. But Louie and I were pals by then so there was no real drama.
Larry Ratso Sloman (ratsosloman) Sat 1 Feb 03 09:50
To all, Thanks for all the interest. It's been fun. I'll poke in here from time to time the next few days so if you want to know anything else, fire away!
Scott Ashkenaz (sashkenaz) Sat 1 Feb 03 10:38
Ratso, Is there any bio of Kinky which you can recommend? I've only found things which include him as a supporting player.
Bill's Burrows (gjk) Sat 1 Feb 03 10:46
Please don't be a stranger, Mr. Sloman. Keep poking as long as you're comped.
Gary Lambert (almanac) Sat 1 Feb 03 13:01
Indeed! It's been swell having both of you here, Ratso and Michael! In fact, I hope you both might find time to poke around other parts of the Well and see if you dig it. Either or both of you would be welcome permanent additions to this wacky li'l 'hood. BTW, my only, very indirect, personal experience regarding Lou Kemp came in the form of the enormous smoked Whitefish that Lou would annually send from Alaska to the offices of Bill Graham Presents during the eight years I worked there, and which Bill would ceremoniously lay out in the company kitchen for all the employees to enjoy. Needless to say that Lou Kemp, in my experience, is a frickin' saint! ;-)
David Gans (tnf) Sat 1 Feb 03 13:08
You know, we have an entire conference devoted to Bob: <dylan.> You who are reading this off-WELL can't go there, but you could join the WELL and participate!
Wild Bill Burrows and his friend G-Man (gjk) Sat 1 Feb 03 13:20
MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Smoked whitefiiiiiiish...!
sonically gorgeous with no real content (watadoo) Sat 1 Feb 03 15:30
<watadoo>, I read that post fast and thought you'd bought a software package called "Swampthing" to do your road managing. Hey, it might work. You could wire it up to display the right thing to say in any situation on the inside of your mirror shades.<<< There aint no software that can do this: http://home.pacbell.net/watadoo/whit2.jpg
Larry Ratso Sloman (ratsosloman) Sun 2 Feb 03 08:27
We were the lucky reciepients of Kemp's smoked fish largesse on that tour. I remember Joni Mitchell in utter disbelief that we'd be eating fish for breakfast!
Wild Bill Burrows and his friend G-Man (gjk) Sun 2 Feb 03 08:29
She knew not the transcendental pleasures of lox, sable, and whitefish????
"First you steal a bicycle...." (rik) Sun 2 Feb 03 08:33
Canadian, and from the plains. The word "shiksa" comes to mind.
outside the law and honest (tbessoir) Thu 6 Feb 03 08:44
Really enjoying the book. A great read. Maybe you covered this and I missed it. How did Mick Ronson come to be on this tour?
Wild Bill Burrows and his friend G-Man (gjk) Sat 8 Feb 03 08:59
It takes a friend to make you laugh A smack on the back Someone who knows right where you're at A friend in town who just heard you're around And came by to see how you're getting along
Michael Simmons (michaelsimmons) Mon 10 Feb 03 20:09
To sashkenaz: there is no, nor has there been, a bio of Kinky. But if you read his mystery novels, you get a very accurate -- albeit fictionalized -- self-portrait of the real Kinkster. Self-portrait. Cannot escape those Dylan refs. I feel like Weberman...
Berliner (captward) Tue 11 Feb 03 02:53
Just don't act like him and you'll be okay.
Dan Mitchell (mitchell) Tue 11 Feb 03 05:10
Yet, Kinky's garbage may be far more interesting than Dylan's was.
Berliner (captward) Tue 11 Feb 03 07:06
If you like cigar butts. Although he may be contravening the Trading With The Enemy Act.
Adam Powell (rocket) Tue 11 Feb 03 14:26
The book is excellent, Mr. Sloman. Someone mentioned Stew. Are there other lyricists out there that Dylan likes? Beck springs to mind, or (less likely) Farrell, KRS-ONE, or Yauch. Of course, there have been so few lyricists worth paying attention to in the last 20 years, I'd be surprised if Dylan listens to any of it. And 90% is hip-hop. (Does Dylan listen to hip-hop?)
jules n. binoculars (xian) Tue 11 Feb 03 15:12
i remember dylan praising prince very highly in rolling stone, but that must have been fifteen years ago now.
Dan Lynch (ndjd88) Tue 11 Feb 03 17:23
few lyricists worth paying attention to in the last 20 years??
Larry Ratso Sloman (ratsosloman) Tue 11 Feb 03 22:59
Hello again, Ronson coming along was Neuwirth's doing. He got friendly with Ronson and Ian Hunter. There's a new bio of Kinky Friedman that's about to be released. Go to Kinky's web page www.kinkyfriedman.com for more details. Kinky's garbage should be quarantined. I remember reading somewhere that Dylan liked Nick Cave's work a lot.
Dan Lynch (ndjd88) Wed 26 Feb 03 14:11
Kinky Friedman will be appearing at J&R Music World in NYC on March 12th to promote his new video.
School of Caffeinated Prose (mmarquest) Mon 5 May 03 13:08
Just read this whole topic. Very fascinating. Will probably go out and get the book. Thanks all.
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