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I’M NOT YOUR DOG

I’M NOT YOUR DOG My name is Frank. I’m a dog. Humans call me Scout, a name I despise. Oh, I answer to it, alright, because, what the hell, they’re only human and don’t know any better. So, Scout it is to the people in my life, […]

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THE JACK DANIELS FACTORY: FROM THE TALES OF THE TASH BROTHERS BAND, TRUE AND OTHERWISE (THIS ONE’S THE GOD’S HONEST!)

Bobby Dee’s big sister Sue (the late, great Susan D’Alessandro) tells him she’s got to use up a bunch of bonus air miles before they expire but she can’t possibly fly all over the place at the moment so she tells him “Here, go somewhere. Take Crespo.” […]

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MISS DRU, ELVIS AND ME

MISS DRU, ELVIS AND ME Late 1970’s. Living with Miss Dru in Brooklyn’s Park Slope in a huge apartment we barely used. She was in publishing. At that time there was a great deluge of books about Elvis Presley, what with him being newly dead and all. […]

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The 45

JD sure changed. Pretty fast, too. When I met him he was in his early twenties, fresh out of the Army and Vietnam, where he earned a bunch of medals in combat. He was also a musician, a hell of a player with a knack for arranging. […]

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SKEETS

Skeets is a bastard, a real son of a bitch. Which doesn’t make him a bad guy. Runs a sloppy, happy good-time joint on Staten Island just like the one he had in Brooklyn for a lot of years. Comedy shows, some good blues, a little rock […]

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Call Me Monty

I found this slipped under my door. Thought I’d share it with you. Earth here.Yes, that Earth. Third stone from the sun. The planet on which your butt is seated. That’s right, it’s the world talking to you. I know what you’re thinking; how can a planet […]

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Miss Dru, Elvis and Me

Late 1970’s. Living with Miss Dru in Brooklyn’s Park Slope in a huge apartment we barely used. She was in publishing. At that time there was a great deluge of books about Elvis Presley, what with him being newly dead and all. Naturally the place where Miss […]

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Granny’s Having Twins

Interesting item in the paper the other day. Our intrepid science researchers are working on extending the life span of humans to 200 years and more, roughly three times our current allotted time. Cool, you might say at first glance. I mean, nobody wants to die and […]

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BABY BOY BLUE

Whoa, was that a ride! There I was one day, minding my own and floating around as usual in my liquid world when all of a sudden I’m being squeezed by mighty spasms. As if that weren’t bad enough, all of a sudden my water drains away […]

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