Sunday, April 15, 2007

Well, let Us get down to proverbial brass tacks, if You will.
As a Shiney Apple pal shares my adoration for one of Olmsted's best, South Park, and attendant Botanicus Gardenus, I was sending along a dig version of a Middling City News story about the century plant which is growing out its large stalk, right out from where a pane of glass has been removed for the occasion. I do believe that this same species did its own thing in the Shiney Apple and that when the huge bloom(s) appear there is a huge stinking stench emanating from the flowers or from the plant, which dies after its big burgeon.
So there I am on the MCNews site about to cut and paste when another newsy bit grabbed my eye. Ironically enough, the same Olmsted site was the sight of a gruesome discovery by some wayward teen boys - a beheaded and befooted goat, probably, some expert intoned, used for a Santeria ritual perhaps to say Hey, thanks to the spirit world. I think that this would include Spring in general.
Speaking of beasts.
Went to Dougie's soirée last night after meeting up with some of the Solid Gold Book Club girlies. It was a potluck turned general fete and then jamboree. We left as the jamboree was getting underway as we were hankering for more barside mischief and Erin had sustained a curious injury from Dougie's hedgehog. Whose name escapes me at this moment.
My pals in KY have or had a hedgehog and really I don't understand this type of pet that you can sort of hold in your arms but which renders petting a very tentative situ.
sidebar: Annie believed that Dougie had a wild boar as a pet and I marvelled at that until I realized that this was probably improbable in a quote-unquote urban domicile.
But what a grand idea. Pot-bellied pigs, so 2002. Wild boars, so Now.
sidebar2: Back in the dawning of Artvoice created some house ads, those ads that are made to fill up space when odd spaces between ads and copy are left. One I created used a dictionary image of a wild boar and the sloganific words stated Read Artvoice and avoid becoming one of these.
So there is Erin with strange welts on her ballerina arm. It was distressing to one and all, quite possibly most for Erin and secondmost for Dougie.
We left the party and found ourselves in Merlin's of all the forsaken joints of yore and now and the MC.
A doorperson said the cover was $3 each. I said How about you just let four girls in for free. He agreed to that and then Yours Truly felt some big responsibility to breeze right in and to the bar and order Something ... hearkening back to the girlie sojourn to Niagara Falls/Cracktown and the crab-assed owner of the joint that Jana had to review and all.
So we're in Merlin's, as were a speed metal band, a femme playing video poker, her pal the bartendress, some fans of the band.
At some point I went up to see which band this was. Did not recognize them from my WhatHasHappened days and so asked a guy standing to my right. Who are they, gesturing.
He said I am not sure, I work with the drummer's brother, I think they're called Serenity ... or something like that.
I reported this fun fact to the girlies.
We watched the bandmates, post-set, drag their sky-high amps out the front door out into the rainysnow and I mused on what an Olympiad feat it is for guys to work, practice, get gigs, drag their equipment to whermever, Perform, lather and rinse and repeat.
For the glory of free rock and roll hair spins.

Hair spun Love.

1 comment:

EAL said...

There shouldn't be a stench, NJP. You may be thinking of the voodoo lily or Dracunculus vulgaris.

The agave blossoms might have some odor but they are not known for it.