Saturday, October 18, 2014

Behind the Scenes of the Scene: Why Visit California? This anecdote & short film show 1 top reason!

Pulled out of Pittsburgh and was workin' on a TBone over Albuquerque on a jet to the promise land. Evan Edelist picked me up in San Diego and we sawRusted Root at the House of Blues San Diego #GasLampDistrict ... truckin' up Rt 1 stopped to see Pam Hodor Stroffolino in Laguna Beach where we bought shoes for me to send to Julia Allison which I ended-up doing chilling in a comp'd pool cottage at Chateau Marmont #SunsetGate #WeHo (but really only trying to get the attention of JA's friend Mary Rambin) after Rusted Root's show at House of Blues Sunset Strip & staying up in West lake Village where the scenes for this Behind the Scenes of the Scene in L.A. take place = RR Suspicious Minds & Send Me on My Way live clips w/ fun crowd, backstage dressing rooms & VIP after show party w/ Michael Glabicki Liz Berlin Patrick Norman + footage at Hollywood Emmy Guy home w/ Liz and my Chateau Marmont writing areas 2007 and not to be mistaken with 2008 stay where I met the famous & influential cinema artist actor/director Jim Sheridan at Chateau Marmont & I managed to get him on RR's guest list for the HOB Sunset show as Jim's daughter fabulously started singing Send Me On My Way when I invited them --- Jim & I came together over my poolside reading of The Living Theatre: Art, Exile & Outrage - that being what I told Bill Siddon's backstage (the Siddons who managed The Doors and M. Glabicki) when he asked how I hooked-up w/ Glabicki's favorite director (which was true and I also shared with Siddons how that book stated that Jim Morrison wrote a check for $2, 500.00 to help the Living Theatre keep on keeping on as Bill acknowledged Jim's fascination with it) ... funny recalling Jim Sheridan poolside on the phone w/ The Edge and talking re: project with Bono and he mistakenly grabbed my white tee shirt similar to the one he had (i wrote a poem about it: "Jim Sheridan stole my tee shirt") ... any way, enjoy my short film #OnTheRoadAgain
Beginning of Suspicious Minds and the winding down of Send Me On My Way "live" at the House of Blues on the SunsetStrip. .. And backstage footage with Michae...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Why I Wander, Dear _ a new bluegrass poem/lyric _ "Happy Halloween Birthday Dear Tiffany"

Why I wonder, dear,
What it'd been for you
to have been my wife
Why am I wondering
if we coulda made a life
Maybe that's why I wander
thru the honky tonk neon lights
Still think'n, still sittin' & drink'n
When's it gonna work out all right
I remember that big storm in South Carolina
We held each other under some shelter so tight
And the one night we didn't want to say goodnite
And now seeing two people holding hands
Walking down along where waves meet the sand
I go back to that walk on the beach to your daddy's pool
Among all those big giant homes and tall palms & pines
Guess why I'm still wondering if you woulda been my wife
Why I wonder, dear, if we would've made it all right
The colors run on the leaves like when you left for University
I sent those Lauren dresses to you at your Athens, GA sorority
I wouldn't leave the big city and you were in your Southern Living
Yeah, I still have that picture and read that article like it was yesterday
Oh, What could've been me or us I guess why I wander, dear . ..

Fall, October 2014
"Happy Halloween Birthday Dear Tiffany" (title 2)
"Why I Wander, Dear" (title 1)
by john alan conte jr  & the new everyday media

Me Age 2 & Some Girl in Puerto Rico at a Luxury Resort Who Picked-Me-Up