Live From The Grayish Carpet

Life on the Other Side of Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll

Cigarettes, Alcohol and Everything Else

Cigarettes and alcohol, 1983 (Photo by Katy Lyle used w/o permission)  I didn’t plan to quit smoking.   I planned to go get another pack of cigarettes when I was down … Continue reading

Featured · 16 Comments

Blood, Locusts, Boils, Dicks: Paragraph 9 Will Blow You Away!

It was Passover last Friday, and my friend Janet invited me to a Seder.   The timing was perfect.   I’d just published “Blood, Sugar, Sex, Dickheads” and my blog was getting crazy … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blood, Sugar, Sex, Dickheads

It just happened again. I read a news story about Flea playing the national anthem as a bass solo at Kobe’s final game with the Lakers and I went nuts. Every time … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · 201 Comments

The Grammys: Who Left the Dogs Out?

I was disturbed  by the Grammys, but mainly I was confused. I was baffled from the very first words spoken — Taylor Swift’s proclamation that it was the 2016 Grammys … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · 7 Comments

Life, Death, and Facebook

I wasn’t too excited when Facebook launched “On This Day,” which they  describe as “a new way to look back” and I describe as “an irritating souvenir of every mistake … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 11 Comments

We Need to Talk About Adele

I was going to write a rosy post about Adele, but  I got distracted. I searched Google for articles on  Adele’s 25 and the millions of albums she sold, and instead I read … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · 10 Comments

OK, Stupid

I reactivated my OK Cupid account last week. It may be because I’m bored, or it could be that I need something to think about other than how much I … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 5 Comments

She’s Like 50

When I was working at E!, my boss, John,  emailed me for contact information for a publicist.   Rather than go to the database and look up her email,  I … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 8 Comments

Everybody Hurts

I missed my flight to Boston yesterday. It was accidentally on purpose. I think I convinced myself that if I missed my flight, I wouldn’t have to go to Boston, … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 6 Comments

Sexual Healing

I haven’t blogged in a while.  I want to appear cheery and well-adjusted, and I’ve been irritated, annoyed, disgruntled and exasperated.  Until today, the only thing I’d written since July was … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 10 Comments

Nirvana, Plugged In

I don’t have a great memory.   When I was a kid,  I would forget how to walk home from school,  and if and when I finally arrived there, I’d … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Crazy in Love

    On Valentine’s Day 2014, I did the unfathomable and had dinner with my cousin Rick and his then-fiance, Annie. I knew it wasn’t a great idea. Unabashed in … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Cringe, Therefore I Am

Back in the punk rock days of early 80s Boston, there was always a reason to go out. There were shows, parties, and after-parties, and if nothing else was going … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Here Comes the Regular

I thought that since I posted about aging a few months ago,  it was too soon to write about it again. But then I checked my archives and found out … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 1 Comment
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