Take My Chances…


Color Wheel (link at left) has published my essay about shopping behind Richard Thompson at our local food co-op. Really. THAT Richard Thompson. I know he plays here a lot, and I’ve seen him perform in Boston, New Orleans, here, some other place… but really, my food co-op? Go, Color Wheel!

Maybe there’s an essay to be written about shopping with celebrities. Kevin Bacon bought some strawberries and beer at the Irvine Ranch Market at the Beverly Center (Los Angeles, purple hair, pointy shoes,big shoulderpads, me) about 25 years ago, and I was in front of him in line. Hmmm…. famous people who eat and buy their own groceries, just like me.

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Linera Lucas

When she was a young woman, my mother once accidentally burned a cigarette hole in Nelson Eddy’s jacket. She said he was very nice about it.

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Clifford Garstang

I ain’t no lady, but I saw Willard Scott at the Kroger here a couple of years ago. When I lived in LA, of course, I ran into celebs all the time, but they’re a dime a dozen there.

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jessica

Makes me miss LA! One of the Billy Barty Midgets lived in my building on Wilshire – he wheeled a yellow Samsonite suitcase to the Ralph’s Market on 3rd and LaBrea to get his groceries every Saturday.

I love LA. Seriously, a tag or a meme or whatever? What would we dig up!

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jessica

Jack, how fun to see you here! I’m amazed to know that Vanessa Redgrave needed an atlas. She seems somehow above mere directions…

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jessica

Hey, Jack, why can’t I leave comments on “the Place Where Jack Pendarvis Has a Blog”? Means I’ll have to come to more of your readings…

Meme – rhymes with dream. Sort of a social-media gene. An idea that transfers from carrier to carrier and evolves with transfer.

Going back to sleep now. See ya.

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mickey dubrow

I ran into Allen Ginsberg as he was leaving a men’s room and I was on my way in. This was at a poetry reading he gave in Atlanta. I didn’t recognize Ginsberg at first. I remember thinking, how do you like that. Old Jewish men enjoy beat poetry too.

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