During my teens, I was a Black kid from the South Side who ventured up North and checked out different lifestyle shops, from The Alley to Moon Mystique. This one underground music ‘zine put me up on @mortiisofficial and the Expo of the Extreme (I came across the @mkultramag later on). I ended up not attending the first night of the Expo (the night Mortiis played), as I was under 18 at the time. I retrospect, I should’ve just said, “Fuck It!” and went anyway. Probably would’ve gotten in somehow 🤷🏿♂️The 90s was a different time 😆#Mortiis#MKUltraMagazine#ExpoOfTheExtreme#Chicago#90s#NationalGothDay#WorldGothDay#GoodTimes#BackInTheDay#Saturday1d
MORTIIS posted this image from 1997 when he first came to the states. It was flattering enough. Then a gent who goes by chicagoantisocial on Instagram posted a comment which I found added to the feeling I was enjoying.
Out and about early Saturday to pick up my Rx and then to Andersonville for another refill at Dispensary 33 and then a nice walk over to ASIA ON ARGYLE. It was the perfect day for a brisk walk.
Vietnamese Street Art
With no PodCast on Mothers Day I came home and fired up the Barbie! Stuffed mushrooms, burgers and chicken legs would last me thru the next day. LA GUNS were blaring on the back porch and I took swigs off of a glass of Irish Whiskey. Nice mellow weekend. I would sleep very well.
Dawn Wattles drove in from Indianapolis Friday April 30th for teh annual tradition of planting my vegetables. She has the greenest thumb I’ve ever known. We hung out on the porch sampling some of the booze she picked up from Indy. It would be my first drink since march 28th. The cleansing was good for me. I think. I also stayed up much later than I had in a month plus. I haven’t had overnight company in a long time. CD’s and DVD’s would litter my home over the next 4 days.
Saturday morning on the way to Gethsemane Garden Center to pick up plants we ate breakfast at The Golden House Restaurant next to the Riv and we both had some tasty Patty Melts.
and so it began!
Dawn sat in with me for the PodCast with Ron Marks as Beverly and Mark watched and then it was back onto the porch for enchiladas and BBQ that we never got around to grilling. I was EXHAUSTED!
Beverly gave me a signed Slipknot posted that was Maggie’s and she thought Maggie would have wanted me to have it. And its now proudly displayed in the MK ULTRA office.
Ate my last edible last night to sleep and after work had to go to the Dispensary 33 for more and they were out of Mondy’s 5 MG’s so I purchased 2 cans of 10 mg Berry Burst Indica edible. I should be sleeping like a ROCK.
Since I was in the area I walked over to Little Vietnam and picked up some shrimp and pork veggie rolls from Ba Le Sandwiches at 5014 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640 Healthy and delicious.
Finally on Tuesday April 20th I was able to get my first Pfizer COVID 19 vaccination. I go back to Weiss Memorial Hospital on May 10th for my second. It’s a relief as I’ve been trying to get vaccinated somewhere since they began administering vaccines. Max Bravo still hasn’t been able to get an appointment and I’ve been doing my best to help him find one.
Sunday will be the 2 year anniversary of the MKULTRASOUND PodCast and Jason will not be a part of it or any podcasts moving forward. He bailed with not so much as a message of any sort and hasn’t replied to me. In fact he blocked me from all social media. What a fucking asshole.
The guest this week will be Medavon of the industrial band Lockjaw and if all goes well Too Dark Mark will help close out this episode.
On May 2nd Dawn Wattle will be in town and sitting in as co host with my old friend Ron Marks of Subsonic/Celtic Frost calling in.
……to be continued
Very good, oops, EXCELLENT movie I watched Saturday night. Great story and the art direction is beautifully stunning!
Absolutely thrilled to see one of my favorite live bands as my first live show of 2021 and in well over a year. LA GUNS BABY!! It looks like it’s going to be Bob “Newbomb Turk” Hoeksema and I. Certainly we’ll see Eden Lake there since she lives near Hobart. As long as I don’t get attacked by a mean as fuck Emu everything will be hunky dory.
These images say it all.
It was a very nice relaxing and peaceful weekend with an very good friend out in the SW burbs. More to come on that but for now enjoy the pix capturing significant moments from when for just a while COVID didn’t exist.
A long overdue visit to spend some downtime with Bob out in Montgomery finally arrived. I walked across the Jackson Blvd bridge as I did M-F from Sept 2011 to Nov 2018 when I worked for QLK. This day I was en route to a new Burger King at the address next door to my former employer. I was craving their huge double sausage egg and cheese on sour dough bread. I threw it down my throat and walked over to Union Station to buy my ticket to Aurora. This would not be as convenient as it has been in years prior. The lines to the automated ticket machines were confusing to everyone. I wanted a weekend pass but was told you now must have the Metra ticket app on your phone. I absolutely loathe having apps on my phone. By the time I was able to get a one way ticket I was charged and dispensed 3 one way tickets 3x as much as what I had intended on paying. Finally a sole ticket window opened and I went to the attendant and was informed they do not issue refunds. Lovely. I was instructed to call Metra on the courtesy phone and gave them my info and was told I would be contacted from Metra later. It would be 4 days but they called and now I have to go back to the station to submit my case and then it’d be 7-10 days for a refund. Oy vey!
The 1 hr 20 min ride was pleasant since hardly anyone was on the train. I would be able to read. I brought along the thick and quite heavy book:
Who Killed Hunter S. Thompson?: An Inquiry into the Life & Death of the Master of Gonzo by Warren Hinckle (20 pages)
An inquiry into the life and death of the master of ‘gonzo’ – Hunter Thompson – with candid memories and appreciations by many of his closest friends and co-conspirators. Thompson’s compatriots, observe and comment on the journalistic legend’s life and death.
Contains: transcripts of his rants and idiosyncratic phone messages, The Gonzo Master’s Midnight Faxes, The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, and a humungous introduction (a book in itself!) by Warren Hinckle III., as well as the previously unpublished Night Manager.
I arrived on time at my destination with a bag full of a few surprised for BH that I had for him for last Christmas. Bob drove his new fully loaded and beautiful new Buick to pick me up and we were off. The first stop would be Sanchez Brothers Western Wear store where I would but a nice new felt cowboy hat.
Sanchez Brothers Western Wear 1046 N Lake St, Aurora, IL 60506
We then went to hos spread which we affectionally refer to as Tubby’s Drive In and once passed his dogs Gunther and Otis I opened my duffel bag and presented my ol friend his gifts. First was a movie poster from the movie Selena (there’s a long story behind this) and he was very grateful. He gave me an Evel Knievel shirt and then I presented him with the pièce de résistance, a leather LA GUNS coat and he was very surprised which is what I had hoped for.
We hung out on the back deck for a while where it was warm and very sunny and then hunger set in. It was time. We would be going to an Argentinian burger place Bob had been raving to me about for months.
This place literally BLEW MY MIND. Good lord was it delicious. We bother ordered the Criolla Burger topped with salsa criola, chimichurri mayonnaise and potato wedges with chimichurri sauce which is now my favorite new spice/herb. So much so that I ordered 2 jars when I got back home to work on Monday. I shared my joy with this joint to a lot of friends since. I cannot wait to go back. I plan to bike there this summer and have Bob meet me there.
We went next door after eating to ACE HARDWARE 500 State Route 71 Owego, IL 60543and this location had a bevvy of BBQ sauces and seasoning in their BBQ section. Wise move. It was amazing.
Sun going down in Bobs backyard as seen from his deck. When it was dark we watched one of my favorite films, Machete by Robert Rodriguez with its stellar all star cast: Danny Trejo, Robert DeNiro, Jessica Alba, Steven Segal, Lindsey Lohan, Cheech Marin, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey and introducing Don Johnson.
When we rose out of bed just before 6 AM Bob started creating his signature breakfast dish Breakfast pizza with sausages cheese egg of course and white gravy. the leftovers lasted me till Wednesday morning. THANKS TURK FOR A GREAT WEEKEND!
My Omaha Steaks box arrived today. Gearing up for a whole lot of grilling this summer.
Another work week behind me and Saturday was spent doing more spring cleaning. I did watch a good doc after The Falcon and the Winter Solider called CAN WE TAKE A JOKE?
In the age of social media, nearly every day brings a new eruption of outrage. While people have always found something to be offended by, their ability to organize a groundswell of opposition to – and public censure of – their offender has never been more powerful. Today we’re all one clumsy joke away from public ruin. Can We Take A Joke? offers a thought-provoking and wry exploration of outrage culture through the lens of stand-up comedy, with notables like Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, Lisa Lampanelli, and Adam Carolla detailing its stifling impact on comedy and the exchange of ideas. What will the future will be like if we can’t learn how to take a joke?
Got up early Sunday and got myself ready for an abbreviated podcast. Jason Elkins came by at 9AM and we took my laundry Uptown and when it was done had a great lunch at Lucy’s Uptown. I hadn’t been there since they opened in Feb 2020 and then COVID hit. The sandwiches are too die for Jason ordered:
SIGNATURE SPICY FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH $8.95
LUCY’S FAMOUS CRISPY FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH. SERVED WITH COLESLAW, PICKLES AND AMERICAN CHEESE. PROTIP: ADD LUCY’S SUPER HOT HOT SAUCE FOR HEAT LOVERS
I had the:
BUFFALO BLUE SPICY FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH $9.95
LUCY’S FAMOUS CRISPY SPICY FRIED CHICKEN TOSSED IN OUR HOUSE BUFFALO SAUCE WITH LETTUCE, TOMATO AND BLUE CHEESE ON BRIOCHE.
We also had fries and FRIED DILL PICKLE SPEARS FRIED TO A GOLDEN CRISP. SERVED WITH LUCY’S SECRET SAUCE. Jason ordered a boozy milkshake with Fireball in it. My next trip I’ll try the vanilla milkshake w/ Jamo and Rumchata in it.
We did an abbreviated State of the Podcast show in order to update everyone on what’s going on and what’s about to take place as far as this show being more regular and consistent. In 45 min we summed up the past year and the process of how where and why. Also a new song from LOCKJAW and KISS trivia.