Sunday, January 27, 2013
Schmoozing after Dr Shlewiet's Talk at the Giant
I always carry my stuff in an old Xerox box lid from when our Compass was printed for free by Janssen Pharmaceutica, makers of Risperdal, which was one of three drugs I took when I got psychotic. Here are the drugs: Haldol, Risperdal, and Navane.
It's always great to see Betsey Kirk, her husband Will and son William Raighne Kirk, who goes by the name Raighne (say "Raney"), a Celtic name for "Little Mighty Powerful One."
When Raighne was born he weighed all of 3 pounds and 12 ounces.
He was in the hospital for 10 days and never missed a beat after being discharged. Go, Mighty One, go!
Call me "Ruthie."
Will commented that Saul looks a little like Jeff Goldblum, known for his role in the wonderful and frightening film "The Fly."
Saul Miller or Jeff Goldblum?
Whatcha eating, Betsey?
I had decaf coffee - into which I always add Cocoa and Cinnamon - which Adryn served me and one Irish Potato.
Margaret and Chang had bought a box and shared it at table.
We discussed books and movies.
The Kirks did not like the movie about FDR at Hyde Park even tho they said DiCaprio did a good job.
They're gonna see Quartet, the first movie directed by Dustin Hoffman, who gave a terrific interview on Charlie Rose which you can watch online.
From the previews shown on Charlie Rose the movie looked like a colossal bore! Totally banal dialogue.
I told them I saw Gregg Allman on the Tavis Smiley Show, giving a book tour for his new book "My Cross to Bear."
Although he's been off substances for many years, the man could barely speak. Maybe he was on Topomax, per Dr Shlewiet's talk.
Wonder what Tavis thought... Gregg gave one-word answers. The book is quite good. I'm not actually all that familiar with their music. Here's their album Eat a Peach (they're from Georgia) on The Tube.
They recorded the album right after Duane's death in 1971. Always reckless and impulsive, Duane was on drugs and died in a motorcycle accident in 1971.
He's been rated the second best guitarist by Rolling Stone magazine. Eric Clapton used to come by to hear him play.
The GREATS always learn from each other.
I told the movie-luvin' fun-lovin' Kirks they MUST SEE Homeland. Told em to rent it from interlibrary loan. Betsey said she used to work in the interlibrary loan department at Delaware Valley College.
They told me about a TV series called "Life" which starred Damian Lewis, who is in Homeland. They said you couldn't tell he was British.
I reserved it from my library.
Beautiful day out today. Forty degrees, says my outdoor thermometer.