There are parts of me that don’t get nervous. Not the parts that shake. You won’t get what you deserve you are what you take. Learning to cry for fun and profit, I’m not done yet. Counterfeit dollars or the English zloty. Anything I can get.

On Friday December 20th the day had finally arrived that I’d get to have the spectacular anomaly Tiny Texie on the PodCast. I worked till 1 PM on Friday after spending all morning on the phone as a recruiter for one of the firms biggest if not THEE biggest client made my way home and changed into more comfortable attire . Cassie wasn’t far behind me and we laid out the format for the show. I would soon learn that my voice would suffer as I was more hoarse and less baritone than usual. 

All in all it was a very enlightening show. Cassie filled in for Ty and added her spice to the hour. The show went from funny to very human and emotional to funny again. I  played LA GUNS version of the Ramones “Merry Christmas (I Don’t want to Fight Tonight)” and we talked up the upcoming EXXXOTICA 10 Year Anniversary in Chicago. I had been wanting to have Texie on since this shows creation and it was well worth the wait.

Cassie Balazic, Alex Zander, Tiny Texie and Anastasia Graves

We did some pix in the Warhol Room and Pony took a real liking to Textie and obeyed her. It was very interesting. 

A couple of hours after the show and a much needed nap, Todd (Uber Driver) Brack called and told me he was on my street so we went for a drink at Wrigleyville North where I swore I’d never go again since my nice expensive wool cowboy had was stolen there last May. It was pretty dead so I loaded the jukebox with some hard rock and we chilled for about an hour or so.

For my Birthday / XMAS gift from my brother Blue he got me an old Roxy Music poster that he adored back in my youth which Rey DeLeon who was the bass player in the Crashes a power punk/pop band I sang for back in the mid 80′s. The poster hung in my first few apartments. Below is a pic of it in my living room in my Martins Ferry Ohio apartment I shared with John Kennedy. 

I opened it in front of Dawn and Brad when they brought me home from Bradley IL. It brought a tear to my eye. I have to order a special frame for its 23×23 dimension since that is not a standard size print. 

Another package he sent me included this bottle of pre mixed pineapple/jalapeno margarita which was damn good. 

I framed the Warhol Debbie Harry print that I bought when I met Colleen earlier this month to see the A-Z exhibit. I was able to find the perfect frame and mat at Michael. It looks good grouped with Elvis and Jagger.

The sky off my back porch on a warmer than normal Christmas Day

The morning of the 26th , it was already 57 degrees at 8AM,  I watched the Handmaiden for the second time. I assume the first time I saw it must have been an edited version because I do not recall the intense erotic scenes between teh two female stars. I bet my neighbors loved hearing the audio ecstasy. 

The Handmaiden (Korean: 아가씨; RR: Agassi; lit. ”Lady”) is a 2016 South Korean erotic psychological thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook and starring Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo and Cho Jin-woong. It is inspired by the novel Fingersmith by Welsh writer Sarah Waters, with the setting changed from Victorian era Britain to Korea under Japanese colonial rule.

The film was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. It was released in South Korea on 1 June 2016, to critical acclaim. It grossed over $37 million worldwide.

At the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the film won the category of Best Film Not in the English Language.

By noon I was out riding my bike and stopped at Argyle to buy some Udon Noodles which I’ve been craving. I was at the lakefront at 1PM when Danny Lee Hill called and said he and his drummer Mike were dropping by. I asked him to give me an hour since I really enjoyed being outside and working up a sweat. 

 This Sundays guest, up and coming country singer Heather Wagner. 

 

AZ

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