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tim-haywood's picture
Feb.13.2013
How can they do this? How the hell can these folks eliminate one of the few activities in which every human being and many in our animal kingdom joyfully partake? I'm not kidding here; if somehow I were able to list each person I either currently know or with whom I've been even faintly...
luke-james's picture
May.08.2012
There might be an understandable tendency to overlook Wales as having contributed anything much glam to the world. Steve Strange, one of the leading figures on London's early 80's New Wave scene didn’t exactly go out of his way to advertise that he was from Porthcawl. Did anyone know that 90’s glam...
steve-hauk's picture
Jun.25.2011
Talked over the phone to a friend from high school the other day, George Edens. George and I both wrestled at Kirkwood High in Missouri, outside St. Louis. George was pretty good, though no match for me. Wrestlng's been on my mind lately. The other day I talked to the very fine poet, or poetess if...
steve-hauk's picture
Jun.05.2010
Ken Kesey was an artist as well as a writer. David Mamet writes and is also an artist. Belle Yang is a writer and an artist. I write but can't do art, unless it's a horse. I'm pretty good at horses. I bring this up as a thin pretext to exhibit Kesey's art in the attached illustration of  one of...
bob-david-calhoun's picture
Apr.09.2008
WHERE WOULD I BE IN PRO WRESTLING WITHOUT CHARLTON HESTON? That might sound like some kind of misnomer but remember that I'm the guy that used to don a burlap tunic, drag a cross into the ring and go toe-to-toe with a guy in a lion suit. In Beer, Blood and Cornmeal I cite Victor Mature's angst...
bob-david-calhoun's picture
Mar.31.2008
It was a long walk to the back room at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando for Ric Flair last night. Yes, his loss to "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels was not only a forgone conclusion but pre-determined by weeks of booking. His retirement after this match was well known. The drama during the...
bob-david-calhoun's picture
Mar.20.2008
I have a book! Yes, I do. A book. Just one. Keep away. No! Mine! You can’t have it! Have a heart man! It’s the only one I’ve got! Get yer own! Last Friday, a package was ignominiously left on my doorstep. Nobody knocked on the door or made me sign anything. I was on my way somewhere when I found it...