Bill Clinton speaking with MTV about Jerry Garcia's Death
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In recent years, Bush's jumps have been about fun and celebration, but he first parachuted out of a plane when he was a naval aviator shot down over the Pacific Ocean during World War II.
"People kept asking all week leading up to this, 'Are you afraid?'" Meade said. "And my answer, up until about 1PM Friday, was: no, I'm thinking more about the interview with President Bush 41 and keeping focused on that, and then I can think about the jump. I gotta tell you, the whole way up in the plane ride I kept wondering if I would lose my cookies in front of a president, his family on the ground and on national television. I'm happy to say I never needed the 'party bag"...but when they said in the plane, 'It's time to go," I told my producer my that my knees were shaking. That's when I finally got nervous."
Meade said that while airborne, she "kept sucking down some oxygen for fear I'd get sick," while the former President was consumed looking for his family's Kennebunkport home.
As for the skydive itself, Meade said "the first two or three seconds in free fall didn't feel so hot" but after her body adjusted it felt more like she was flying.
"I think I grunted or squealed once or twice in the jump and when the parachute opens," she said. "It rips and jerks you upward. After the parachute opened I could speak to my tandem partner, Sgt. First Class Kurt Isenbarger, originally from Ohio. He asked as we were parachuting if I wanted to spin and show off and come in fast. I said, no I definitely didn't want to spin. We were coming in fast enough!"
Meade added that she and the former President set a date to skydive again in five years.
"President Bush invited me to go again when he turns 90." she said. "Deal!"
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I recall being at Marquette University in Milwaukee Wisconsin and visiting a poetry reading with rich ladies and students of leisure from White Fish Bay and this young man stood by the fish tank and drank like an older man could but probably shouldn't and wouldn't be able to anyway on his daddy's gold card and then when it was my turn the young man got on stage and then said something like this, "I am a poet. Not the coffee house kind or the kind in The New Yorker but the kind of the ancient times where poets where be-ings of vision and where words were really healing signs and symbols." ...
Yeah, and then I did something which made the host in her garden hat "gasp" ... I also recall I would not allow any friends of mine to accompany me or attend beceause I really wanted to just be me and not a part of any crowd consciousness other than what I wanted to create
Rusted Root peforming their classic song "XTC" live @ woodstock 99
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The Bible, the Koran, the Torah are not virtual road maps they’re just guides for a “big cash in” if that’s what you’re into and believe you need more greed to take with you …
Ah, when do you think we’ll understand that taking a stand is just not an ordinary protest
that you can attend and then go home and pull the covers over your head? It’s about change that brings about giving one life, love & peace on Earth like George Harrison said
And it offends me to walk around D.C. and see pious people in grand suits because if I was notably against their agenda for their own personal treasures I know they’d shoot me dead
And it offends me to see women who wrap their heads in veils to conceal their suppression in a way that’s meant to really steal democratic elections in oil rich Islamic countries where if you’re a freedom fighter you can really feel all the hatred of oppression where the mystery of Persian night is over for me --- I know that they’re not free
So, well, that’s okay as long as you don’t ever even try to apply that shit on me, man … because I am a Freedom man who likes my ripped and frayed, faded Levis jeans and wants the freedom to grow my hair long and shave my face and contribute to the human race
And if that means by getting higher to see above the blowing sands of the land well, then, that’s okay with me and it should be with you = don’t tell me what to do = I drink, I swear, I sex, I don’t believe in your lies = you’re a liar = you’re liars and I am politically correct here so don’t ask me to excuse myself as I am no diplomat for your cause(s) for treasure
As I’m just trying to get along by myself and be a free man in America, in the world, in my worn vintage Levis like the color of D.C. blues washed in the big corporate machine
where we all wash our hands after taking a stand for the causes we really should understand
written Saturday June 13, 2009 - Sunday June 14, 2009
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