Well, I'm honored, Dave ;) I think I mentioned a while back an old phone of mine that would autocorrect Jason to Jarmo for some reason. I've looked all over the web and all I could find with that name was an archaeological site in Iraq.
@Doug: "Nice" overshoots the mark! But we have a space, and we are the only ones in the building with access, and I do my best to make something happen in it -- hop vine, some bulb flowers, a couple of bushes. An eternal quest for actual grass coverage.
Oh, I had my revenge -- pulled my boxers ALLLLLLLLL the way up and tucked my T-shirt into them when we reached the squats portion of the torture. Good luck doing curls while laughing too hard to see, Kate!
David in London:
There’s a good Laughton / Mitchum story that involves the latter putting his todger in a hot dog bun.
I learned only in the last few years that in the 50s or early 60s, my grandfather and a couple of friends briefly owned a night club in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and on opening night they dressed in grass-skirt drag and lip-synced to a track from Mitchum's calypso album. There's a brief glimpse of it on some of the family Super-8 archive, but alas no sound.
David: That's been a long-term plan of mine for a while. There's 10 hours of footage, covering 1958-1980, with some great footage of Honduras and New Orleans (plus a bit of NYC, DC, and some other parts of the US). It's just screaming for a period-appropriate soundtrack. I personally love the 70s footage most of all, when everyone was dressed like extras in Boogie Nights ;)
Pedro- No reverb as of now...waiting for a major grant from the NEA...
Big thumbs up for the Hi Fidelities!
David in London:
Mariano, wow, that’s quite a treasure trove. It’s the kind of project that might take some effort, but once completed you’d never ever be sorry that you’d invested in it. Agreed on the 70s clobber, it was just a glorious time for people looking cool and utterly ridiculous simultaneously.
JJJ: Oh, I bet there's some classic cringe material in those books. Used to have a set of the 1911 Britannica and some of the articles in there, particularly on African and West Indian countries... wow. A must-read for anyone who thinks the racism of the past has been exaggerated.