Cheap Trick at the Limelight Eventplex & Bud Light Concert Series on the Peoria Riverfront July 7th. No friggin AmTrak to Peoria dammit and it’s a weekend!
My lil wild child, sweet sweet hard rockin’ Ash who always has the right words and believes in me like no other. I so wish you were suited for domestic bliss.
Funny how little people really know the real me. How I long for a nice long quiet and peacful life with one woman to spoil and one woman to spoil me. How I’d leave this urban lightning paced existence, the rock n roll lifestyle and trade it all in for domestic bliss. I’d felt like I was closer to achieving that for real last summer than ever. The problem is that I won’t just settle. I do have a standard and in every way I believed that last summer I had at long last finally found that. I’m not giving up.
In the interim, my dear Ash calls and lends me a sympathatic ear and gives me no holds barred advice, words I need to hear, with no bullshit or punches pulled. With my circle of friends becomming increasinly smaller and more tight knit, it’s nice to know Ash is in for the long haul. I so much appreciate her in my life.
Decided to visit Florida again, namely Ybor City. around December as I did last year, only this time to explore my options, not to see a show. I’d go this Spring but I’m much to busy and I need to make money.
…….”swimming with sharks” means “working with ruthless, back-stabbing people who will stop at nothing to achieve their own goals.” In this sense, a shark doesn’t care what he does to you or a company. He “attacks fiercely” in order to achieve his own goals. The “attack” could be perfectly legal, even though it might hurt a lot of other people.
I’ll get around to explaining that definition a bit later. Anyhoo, I started writing some opening pages for the MK ULTRA STORY and I’m really digging into the past. 1993-1994 which were the Genesis years of MK. I’m doing my best to make it personal and for the long time readers. This is me giving back to all their years of support and encouragement. Those important people who were the audience to the voice I thought would fall upon deaf ears.
Alex Zander…..wish you were here!
- Valerie Kenwell in Dallas TX where PRONG played Friday night.
I’m taking Ash to see them in a couple of weeks.
Friday night I had a nice quiet dinner at Tac Quick and struck up an interesting conversation with a Chicago Fireman named Grant who happens to live in the neighborhood. KwanKong wasn’t working. Watched an episode of the Hugh Hefner Story and the movie A History of Violence. I was up later than usual due to the fact that people would not stop texting me.
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story
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Sean from Shameless Season 5: And I’m a chaos junkie, so I love chaos, and when I get into chaos, bad shit follows. And women like you. Hot, sexy, irresistible, fun, trouble-making, chaos causing, women like you were my drug of choice.
Red green, yellow and orange bell peppers stuffed with sausage, eggs, mozerella cheese and pickled jalepeno
2 Green bell peppers stuffed with ground beef, onion, pickled jalapeno peppers, and red sauce with Ground Calabrian chili pepper from a friend in Italy.
Saturday was one of the most relaxing days I’ve had in a long time with only one thing on my schedule, to see A Ghost in a Shell at 4P at Landmark Century where I was to have a comp ticket. Took my lighter bike out for air and I did a lot of cooking and watched Shameless, and in the afternoon took the CTA to the theater where my ticket could not be found. I took advantage of my location and bought fixin’s for Jambalaya , Red Beans and Rice and, Gumbo. Again I doped myself up and had a very solid night of sleep.
30 minutes later
QS&L Portage IN
we take wings seriously
The Bucketlisters Adam Becvare, AZ, Dave Ganz and Bryant Bohne
Bohne at his entire bucket
10/9/2017 Portage IN Quaker Steak & Lube
Sunday morning after breakfast I made my way to the west loop to meet up with Adam Becvare who was landing on a flight from Pittsburgh at 1140A and we had plans to leave at 1230P to meet friends at Quaker Steak & Lube for the best wings around. Its out of the way but very much worth it.
Adam buzzed me in around 1220P and I met his wife Mary and we were on our way. The expressway (Chicago shooting gallery) was a busy as the CTA. The weather was great and who could blame people for wanting to be out and about. When we arrived at our destination Bohne and Dave were waiting on us. Ironically Daves brother will of Phoenix AZ is also friends with Adam and I’ve been friends with Will since 1999 and he even contributed to MK ULTRA back in the day. It was great and we all ordered buckets of wings ($29) and enjoyed a few hours of conversation and a couple of beers.
Adam and I traded a few of our rock n roll behind the scene stories as we did on the ride to and from Portage. He’s close with Cheap Trick and even shares the same management as them. Meanwhile Bohne was nearly silent as he went through on his threat to devour the entire bucket. He’s a big guy but still, WOW. I talked about taking a closer look at Ybor City FL with the desire to relocate there. Dave brought up how there aren’t many shows that go through there. I hinted that I’m just about done with that part of my life and with the money I’d save by not having the Chicago cost of living over my head could travel to gigs. I’m very serious about cashing in once I get a publishing deal for the MK ULTRA Story book. I also decided to make a few more changes on the cover art.
The afternoon was nice. Our sever Natalie was excellent and we took our time since I wouldn’t have to catch the South shore Train home this time. I had a little more than a dozen wings leftover and ate a few with a glass of milk when I got home, Watched some more Shameless and went to sleep in teh living room watching the PBS series on the American West by Ken Burns. I planned to work from home on Monday which was also the Cubs 2017 home opener.
Chicago as seen from Portage IN
I went out at 10A with my other bike to get air in the tires and after a quick stop at the bank found the air pump was out of order. Great. I walked it over to the Nearly New Bikes and locked up up since they don’t open till noon. Came home and ordered new bike locks, lights and gloves as well as Hanoi Rocks – All Those Wasted Years Hardcover book.
Newly translated into English and published in a gorgeous 348 page hardcover book featuring many rare and never seen before photos, Hanoi Rocks – All Those Wasted Years, is available now!
The true story of Finnish glamrock superheroes, Hanoi Rocks – from birth to their early demise following the untimely death of drummer Razzle to their triumphant resurrection – as told by the band members themselves.
Includes a bonus 7′ vinyl in a collectible cloth bag with two previously unreleased tracks from the band’s 1983-84 heyday. There’s also a personal note from Mr. Monroe.
Picked up my bike, went to Jungle Jewel and next thing it’s mid afternoon. Now work requests have come in, the storm is approaching and its movie time.