How did your performance go?
I have an essay published today on www.commonties.com/blog titled Face of the Enemy. They actually pay a little for essays.
From: Mark Ganzer [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2006 06:17 AM
Subject: p.s. thank you for your encouraging words
I've emailed over 200 people regarding the performance. My largest mailing list is about 135 of my duplicate bridge students, to whom I send a FREE (cuz I'm a fucking idiot) weekly e-mail (but it's been twice weekly for a while now).
Just recently, one of my students offered to pay me $100 for a one year subscription. I thought about it, and said, "nope, that's too much ... but, $50 would be okay).
ONE student. (I used to get paid $15 / week from three different bridge clubs to send out the lesson, and to publicize their events. They all dropped my ass hotter than a pancake after I got "too political" with my e-mailings.
Fucking bastards. And then the other club where I had just started presenting bridge lessons, AND had collected $53 for a 20 minute presentation (only about one h our of prep time) ... well, I got fired from that too ... for asking the club owner to make the lesson plan photocopies.
It was too much for her to do, what with her obsessive-compulsive son, the ex-minister, who had to stop ministering because he obsessed about it, in a compulsive way, (but I also think he was banging some of his parishoners -- pure speculation on my part) whose wife up and took their three young chitlins and moved out on his sorry ass ...
oh, yes, these were pretty much my sole source of income, outside of a bi-monthly, which usually ended up being monthly bridge lesson from some ladies from Barrington, IL (zip code 60010)
Sigh. I was reduced to returning to the golf courses, to carry the golf bags of the rich and powerful ... which is nice ... you always want to keep an eye on THEM.
OH - lest you think I got WAY too much time on my hands, as I said, I e-mailed the Gilgamesh performance announcement to over 200 people.
THREE have responded. That would be you, whom I probably know better than my own son (the 22-year shit-head .. who hasn't spoken to me in 4 months or so because ... well .. he's punishing me),
my youngest sister Marianne, the lesbian, who lives in Amherst with her wife Stacey, six blocks South of Louisa Mae Alcott's home there on main street. Marianne and Stacey are artisans ... violin, cello, and stringed instrument repair folks, and they also have a daughter ... from Stacey's previous relationship, whose birth mother knew that, when she and Stacey split, Liza belonged with Stacey.
So ... Liza (Styles) is kind of a interenet legend, from a statement she made about age 7 ... hold on, I'll see if I can still google it ...
"A family is a bunch of people, or not so many, who love each other," explains seven-year-old Liza Styles, who has two moms
In celebration of family pride during the DC is hosting a display of the critically acclaimed exhibit "Love Makes A Family," April 23-May 7., the ofAlthough now, of course, Liza has THREE moms!!And the third and last person to acknowledge my adventure, Jay Poindexter, my brother John's last lover, who stayed with my brother from the time he came down with the pnemonia, in Washington D.C., while John was performing in Ford's Theatre, until John died, December 3, 1988 ... aged 33 and one day short of 10 months.
OK ... so, where does the most popular bridge player in the Northwest Chicago suburbs have to go to get support for his non-bridge endeavors?
Well, the female-christian-dominionist exposing and gay-and-lesbian communities.
Which (well, you see, I also have a mailing list for "MUSIC LOVERS" made up of church folk, pastors, choir directors, brothers-in-law ... blah blah blah) maybe isn't surprising, because bridge players are pretty much focused on bridge
but, what of the churcies? (and mine have always been liberal churches ... U.C.C. here in town is VERY liberal .... you would enjoy the Bush bashing that takes place during Bible Study on Wedensday afternoon from noon until about 1:30.... Roflmfao
But, I digress.
I'll see Marie Bolchazy at the performance tonight. She's one of the publishers of the Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, INC enterprise.
Hmmmmm ... there is actually quite an interesting tie-in between the dominionists .. and one of the books Lou and Marie publish -- The Complete Words of ...
I'd have to go throough 10's of 1,000's of pages of down loaded stuff from the internet ... or maybe not ... yep .. Wayne Madsen reports .. Veride et al .. these CONSERVATIVE, christian dominionists ... the man they admire just about as much as the sun of god jesus christ herself ... that would be,
ADOLPH FUCKING HITLER !!
Okay ... Wilda .. give this some thought ... can you tie the strands that weave through the dominionist movement, nationalism, nazism, zionism (irony of ironies with that one) racism, and empire building?
Oh my ... I bet you could.
Give the matter a little thought, and maybe get in touch with Marie Bolchazy .. Lou is in Slovakia now ... although publishing the Hitler (four volume) works was his idea ... and he had a special review by the JDL ... Lou's purpose in publishing those works was to bring adolph's words to the light of day, so that when these hate-mongering god-invoking frustrated artiste's sieze power the next time ... well, we would be able to recognize it ... hmm ...