Live From The Grayish Carpet

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

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

Kenny from South Park and the Importance of Being Walter

Until March, when I took care of Walter and Kenny for my friend Rachael, I didn’t understand the whole dog thing. I loved Hoover, my father and stepmother’s dog, but … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Days of Wine and Roses

No great shakes here in the present, so I’m once again writing about the past.  I went to a Rain Parade/Dream Syndicate/Three O’Clock/Bangles show at the Fonda on Friday night, … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Yeezus Walks

I have no problem with North West.  It would have been cooler to call her True West, Best of the West or Dottie West, to be sure, but, ultimately her … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg

I’ve spent the last 14 weeks dogsitting. That’s why I haven’t been blogging; I blog out of a desire to connect, and despite being dogs, Walter and Kenny have met … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Older, Wiser, and Happy to be Half-Assed

Yesterday was my birthday.  As soon as I woke up, I thought about everything I told myself I’d do to mark the day:   quit smoking, lay off the caffeine, … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sex, Drugs, and Monoman

I’d have only sketchy memories of what I was doing when I was twenty without Facebook and Google.  It  was a long time ago, yes, but that’s not why I … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Honey, I’m Home, or Swimming Pools, Movie Stars

I shouldn’t have been shaky about covering the junket for Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters 3D this past weekend.  I mean, while I may have taken public transportation to the  Four … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

When New Things Happen to Old People

I’ve been in denial. I was convinced that the mailed offers to join AARP were sent in error, and, when an ad for a dating service appeared on my Facebook … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 2 Comments