Live From The Grayish Carpet

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

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

A Decidedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again

A month ago, after I discovered the photos I’d left in my storage space,  I posted a photo on my Facebook wall of me and Eddie Vedder in Amsterdam.  I … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

This Is My Confession

When my friend Nancy asked what was going on with my memoir, I told her I wasn’t writing it.  I waited for her to ask why — it was a … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Remembrance of Things Past, and the Lack Thereof

I’ve been avoiding going to my storage space since August of 2010, when I moved (or “moved”) to Australia. I was convinced that the evidence of my former life would … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Just Checking In, or Still Fucked, But Less So

I didn’t make a decision to stop posting back in February, or even to take a break.   Time  just got away from me, as it tends to do, and … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Back Pages

I wrote once before that I’d tell anyone anything except how much I weighed.    It’s not true. I won’t tell anyone that I was molested in nursery school.  It’s … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Red Carpet Rules and the Ghosts of Grammys Past

I started this blog on February 13, 2011,  known as Grammy Sunday to marketers the world over. I was at my Dad’s house, parked on a gray carpet, blogging away … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment