Post by aquaholic2017 on Jul 15, 2019 21:16:17 GMT
In a thread started by “teenager” KaatheFake’s new alter ego TigerTEAC Guffman chimes in. (Thread was stared on 7/5, I wonder what took STeVE so long to chime in?)
In early 1985 I was in the Pan American Club Lounge in New York at Kennedy waiting for my flight back home, brooding over a Tonic and lime. While sitting at the bar (those of you who got to fly first class will remember it well) a guy sits down next to me, also orders a Tonic and Lime. I look over and it's Liberace. Just by himself. I plucked up courage and said "Lee, I loved your movie "SINCERELY YOURS."
(I really did, it changed my young life, got me to want to play the piano and got me to want to protect my hearing. Every time it played on The Million Dollar Movie I watched it.)
At any rate, he beamed and said "Thank you, I didn't think anyone remembered it."
I told him that it inspired me and asked him where he was going. He had a few gigs in California and was going to San Diego for one of them. He was nice, we chatted, I was nervous because it was friggin' Liberace but he was low-key and friendly.
When my flight came up I said goodbye with real regret..
Seems like only a short while later I read that he died. Made me quite sad, still does.
Don't have any of his records, the real beauty of the guy was visual, watching him play. Don't get that on records..
Liberace,Wizard of Oz, Kim Fowley's scrotum, saying camp things like "I feel like listening to some Linda Ronstadt; is that sooooooo wrong??".... For an alleged straight man, STeVE sure has very gay fixations. Maybe being in the closet for 79 years explains his insanity.
Post by Felonious Spunk on Jul 17, 2019 0:20:37 GMT
I wish my brother John Oteri was here.
"I must say though, artists like Kurt or Thelonious Monk who people think have something to say of the highest importance but are really just suicidal or insane sort of freak me out. Why? Well, everyone thought Monk was really "out there" but they followed his lead and jazz changed. Turns out he really was insane and was finally locked up. Does that mean that the jazzers were wrong to follow him? No, but still." - STeVE
So STeVE and Liberace both coincidentally ordered a Tonic and Lime?
Of course Steve put that in there, to imply he was under 21. Can't have anmyone thinking his ears are 'too old'.
He's getting (even) crazier. And yeah, he's probably being oh-so-cleverly coy about his advancing dotage. Maybe he's sensitive about being a septugenarian with young kids. Maybe he's losing it (in a legally meaningful way).
The idea that seeing Pete and Roger uncomfortably sitting on a vintage motor scooter would be anything more than a novelty is ludicrous