Daily Digest for July 18th

July 18, 2010

Molly=awesome show. Love a southerner doing a New Yawkah doing a southerner! [oldbaldguy] While OBG slumbered he tweeted about the West Side of NY 4 times. Same tweet 4 times. Can’t somebody stop him? Somebody? [oldbaldguy] Microsoft co-founder to give half his fortune away. http://nyti.ms/cyuYKc Sounds good. I think I will too. [oldbaldguy]

Read the full article →

Daily Digest for July 17th

July 17, 2010

OBG has awakened from his long slumber to attend Molly Buckley’s BIG show Harvey Wallbanger (also a former drinking acquaintance of OMG’s). [oldbaldguy]

Read the full article →

Goodby, Dear Old Dysfunctionals

May 30, 2010

Just heard Tom Rush sing “Child’s Song” on A Prairie Home Companion. Tom Rush was one of the “original folk” performers who rose to prominence during the sweet, brief ascendancy of 70s acoustic music–which produced some fine haunting tracks by Joni Mitchell, the early James Taylor, James’s brother Livingston, Jonathan Edwards, Boni Raitt, and others. […]

Read the full article →

My Thrilling Golf Career – a Tall Tale of Utter Frustration

May 12, 2010

A FEW WEEKS AGO, I watched Tiger Woods blow his comeback in the Masters on the final back nine. I don’t normally watch golf, but I try to catch the finale of the Masters because of moments like this. My own fling with golf was brief, if intense, and pretty much ended with high school. […]

Read the full article →

John McDonald’s “Angel Midnight”

April 10, 2010

I’ve started a Facebook Page for my friend and old band mate, John McDonald, and here’s why: About 3 years ago, John was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease, also called Huntington’s Chorea. It’s the same degenerative illness that struck Woody Guthrie. John is a strong, tough guy and doing as well as you could expect, but […]

Read the full article →

Revolutionary Road: We’ll Never Have Paris

October 25, 2009

I don’t know which is worse, going down on the Titanic or dying of heartbreak on Revolutionary Road. I remember Yates’ book was considered a huge downer when it came out. And so it is today, as a movie. It’s a pretty good example of a dual-main character plot. Neither main character is easy to […]

Read the full article →

Apollo 13 – Hail to our Corporate Heros

October 11, 2009

Just watched Apollo 13 again after 14 years and suddenly realized who the real hero of that movie is – and I’ll give you a hint: it’s not one of the astronauts. Apollo 13 is a veritable orgy of corporate celebration. The astronauts are brave and competent, but they do what they’re told. They’re even […]

Read the full article →

More Love Emails from the Prolific Swain, Gov. Mark Sanford

July 1, 2009

Oh, you Gov! Newly discovered love emails show SC Gov. Mark Sanford continuing to traverse the arc of his most extraordinary teaching moment. A few days ago I shared my thoughts on the first batch in Write a Better Novel. It’s time to move on to other matters over there, so I’ve reawakened my dormant […]

Read the full article →

The Return of 1 Writer’s Life

June 30, 2009

I’m back. Having come to realize that you just NEED a personal blog to accomodate the oddball posts. That is: two long for Twitter, too wacky for business formal, or even casual Friday.

Read the full article →