Do you remember “Red Rubber Ball”?

No reason you should. I do, though. I was there, more or less, when it was written.

Music Choice reminded by by playing “Red Rubber Ball” the other day on their Golden Oldies channel (1829, Verizon), and I said to myself, “Oh, yeah. ‘Red Rubber Ball.'”

Which was composed by Paul Simon and Bruce Woodley in the bedroom of Barry Kornfeld’s apartment on Waverly Place in the Village.

Barry’s place was an unofficial hang-out or drop-in for whomever was around. Paul was a regular, Bruce not a regular but he was in town from Australia, or maybe London. I have no information about whatever conversation had to have happened which prompted them to pick up a guitar — Barry had a family of guitars sitting on stands in his living room — and seclude themselves in the bedroom.

It was sweet, really. A couple of times I strolled in for a moment and there they were, sitting on the edge of the bed, working it out.

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Son of Show Up! It’ll be wild!

The other day I saw a short video, most likely on Twitter but from YouTube, of a guy wearing a Proud Boy sweatshirt. His face was bloody. He was running away from something, yelling, “I came here to help, not get the shit beat out of me!”

Where had he come?

New York City.

What was he protesting?

I believe it had something to do with our Attorney General Tish James and a drag queen storytelling event.

Why was there blood on his face and what was he describing as “the shit”?

Well, he was protesting (as is his constitutional right) and someone(s) protested his protest right back at him and beat him up. What a fucking wimp! He comes to New York City, specifically Greenwich Village, and is whining about a little beating?

I hope it was a drag queen who beat him and wish there were video of that.

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