Roll Call #3

August 16, 2009…

 

People, places & things that make life worth living: 

Listening to music – hanging out with friends – beautiful women – The Beatles – being with family on the holidays – Beat literature – Motown – “Rhapsody in Blue” – films by W. Allen, Scorsese, Bergman, Fellini, Welles & Godard – good sex – the New York Yankees winning the World Series – All in the Family – pets – The Joshua Tree – beer – the Dallas Cowboys winning the Super Bowl – beautiful weather – Pet SoundsThe Godfather trilogy – the paintings of Dali – walking around New York City – childhood memories – the first Van Halen album – Venice – summer cookouts – the Christmas season – Seinfeld – reading a good book – falling in love – the mushroom pizza at Bacco’s (Waterbury, CT) – A Love SupremeMad Men – Tennessee Williams’ plays – Manhattan – pasta – Hendrix performing “The Star Spangled Banner” at Woodstock – the writings of Lester Bangs & David Fricke – Animal House – chicken mexicali – “On the Road” – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – the female anatomy – black coffee – Elizabeth Taylor’s classic beauty – The Sopranos – Miles Davis playing the trumpet – Frank Sinatra’s voice – Purple Rain – warm summer nights – Elvis’ Golden Records – grandparents – John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band – Johnny Walker Black (on the rocks)– the steak teriyaki at Dakota’s (Canton, CT) – Jennifer Lopez’s ass – inner contentment – San Francisco – the lesbian scene in Mulholland DriveTheme Time Radio Hour – Border’s bookstore – Paul Williams’ writings on Bob Dylan – Fawlty Towers – a Charlie Parker solo – a good relationship – Kind of Blue – writing – surfing the web – Orson Welles’ speech in The Third Man – a beautiful smile – the smell of a woman – children – Stevie Nicks – my grandmother’s pancakes – the Indy 500 – big breasted women – the Ali-Frazier fights – Spaghetti Sabatini (Sabatini’s – Florence, Italy) – Yosemite – Sketches of Spain – “Howl” – City Lights bookstore – “All Along the Watchtower” – Elvis’ ’68 Comeback Special8 ½ – the Leone / Eastwood “spaghetti westerns” – Forensic Files – the writings of Charles Bukowski – Krautrock – martinis – Brian Dennehy’s performance of Willy Loman on Broadway – Monty Python’s Flying Circus – “Seven Words You Can’t Say on Television” – Nancy Cameron’s centerfold in Playboy (Miss January 1974)– a Carvel’s hot fudge sundae – chicken vindaloo – Eddie Van Halen’s guitar solo on “Eruption” – a fulfilling job – Arrested Development – rides out in the country – James Brown’s scream – “Watching the Wheels” – Creem & Rolling Stone magazines (1960s-80s) – Blackboard Café (Windsor Locks, CT) – “Dark Star” – Smile – Jennifer Tilly’s breasts – a pair of sexy eyes – “Of Mice and Men” – Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton’s performances in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolff? – Blue Note album covers – “The Trouser Press Record Guide” – Italian bread – Prince’s guitar solo at the end of “Let’s Go Crazy” – Anna Karina’s eyes – Italy winning the World Cup (2006) – David Lee Roth’s scream on “Unchained” – record stores.

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