FLIGHT FROM THE
27 August, 1998
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Rod in action at The Riverton Rendezvous, July 2001.
Photograph courtesy Jay Hagan.
A Thought for Today
Duty is the stuff of human existence.
Rod is on the road for a
couple of weeks and will be back with you at the beginning of September.
received my copy of the CD "Beatsville." It's a blast. I like all the
added tracks, especially those from "In Search of Eros." Last year you did
a flight plan that contained RSVP. Could you print it again? Thanks.
Lombard, Brooklyn, New York
Kranco is having a party at
his pad on August Alley with genuine Imported beatniks from Los Angeles
and everything. Bring your own refreshments as long as they wear leotards.
It should be a gas. The last time he had a party it was raided and they
carted off two policewomen making it in the back room. Get there early
though because there won't be enough rollaway beds to go around. You might
have to ball with someone you've already balled.
Kranco knows everybody. Including Freda, who strips at the drop of a Benny
and Raphia, the poet, who is not only an angry young man but a dirty old
man as well. I like Kranco. He has wheels. He once told the proprietor of
The Renaissance that he was Woody Guthrie and had him selling tickets for
a folk song concert.
Oh... and another time he sold tickets for a reincarnation party for James
Dean and Dylan Thomas. The cat's not commercial or anything, it's just
that... even that hole he lives in costs money.
Sometimes he lends his pad to people to ball in and hides in the closet to
watch... when he doesn't join in. Anyway... he's having a party and you're
invited. If you've got any Leadbelly or Bird records you don't have to
bring any wine.
- RM from the album
Beatsville, 1957 o First published in Flight Plan, 1998
Details of Rod's next
appearance can be obtained by following the link below.
Your Troubles Away" - the music of Jerry Herman