June 28, 2006
We here are still recovering from my 60th birthday party Sunday.
It was amazing! A celebration of a rich life, of our tribal body,
of our extended community. From 4pm until 1am it evolved with
GREAT food, a 30 pound (?) all-organic killer chocolate cake.
Erika with Alexi and Corey decorated the already beautiful Blue
House with magic. Chef Alexi manned the grill on the deck. Mikee
videoed Linda, Erika and I holding court, interacting with the
parade of poets, artists, punks, activists, neighbors, ex-black
panthers, Cherotic All-Stars, LUVeR
djs, and other strong strange/straight/whatever characters ...
about 60 when it was all done. Steve and Betsy came all the way
from my college days in the 60s, Stavros from the roots of the
E-Salon, and Jim and Flo from The Outrageous
I got so many mind-blowing birthday presents that it is impossible
for me to thank each person. So THANKS!
And luver got over $300! And my presidential campaign got a huge
boost! Everybody got a fm4prez
Then around 8 p.m., the formal entertainment shock treatment started.
First Jesse Beagle read her “Nude” poem for me. Then
Kaye read a poem. Then Steve and I did a zen/zappa duet together...
Steve playing his stand-up bass while I did vocals. Then the All-Star
Jam faded in when Bob Madigan, Ann Madigan, Chris Cortese,
Barney, Adam, Erika, Linda, Kirk Lumpkin, and Russell (a.k.a.,
Dr. Gruve) joined us to shift the joint into a surreal trance.
Then our 13 year old rocker neighbor, Adam, and his mom fled when
Bob stripped and blew up a he-sex doll! A night to remember all
of your life. And I for one will!
Free audio download of the jam available here.