WORDS WITHOUT WISDOM
A new bitextual column for the rapidly aging
RSMan to scribble his daily diary thoughts, or
lack thereof, on the WWW. Expect the worst,
dear friends, the new male menopausal midlife
crisis is in FULL EFFECT!
Rest In Peace? You
NO ANNOYING DESIGN NOR GRAPHICS NOR PHOTOS NOR
AUDIO NOR NUTHIN'!
Fri 12 May 2000
Do you like showers? It's become a major
exercise in my life. And I don't get enough
exercise, period! My rare showers are either
rather sensual, or, more likely, a horrifying
anxiety attack! I guess one has to face the
challenge. No question, the body ALWAYS feels
relieved once the job is complete. I just often
wish somebody else would clean me instead.
This major music maker now depends on soft,
spongy earplugs to sleep, every night. The
slightest bump or squeak has become a decibel
challenged disturbance. What gives? Does that
mean my ears are sensitively getting better?
Which can't help but remind me: poor R.Stevie's
facing CATARACT SURGERY this Monday. For
Free!?!?! Picture it, they're gonna slice a
small slit in my right eyeball! Wah! Then
they're gonna obliterate my fading natural
"lens," suck it out, and then insert a piece of
plastic inside, and my vision's s'posed to
become crystal clear. Sheesh. What is there to
see? In focus? Won't it make my left one
(This "diary" is gonna be a great
self-indulgent concept, but as I ramble
on...it's obvious: nobody else in their right
mind would dare open their raw psyche like
this. Mistake? Or something BIGGER? Too late to
abandon ship now!)
I'm now listening to a live WFMU radio show,
its remote feed from its annual NYC record
convention, which I was invited/expected to
attend to join the legendary Rudy Ray Moore on
the radio. Copped out, regrettably.
Sat 13 May
Jimmy Page just sent me this e-mail:
Stevie! Remember when everybody was calling
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Pearl Jam Jr???
their 2 new albums are beyong comparison! STP
stuffs PJ in dullrock hell !!
Jaypee Ell Zee (Superhype Music)
Sun 14 May
Lazzies and Gentrymen,
RSM HAS AN EYE
Here is my RIGHT EYE, photo-op, on MOTHER'S DAY
PRE-OP Opted Mopti Fake.
Tomorrow. Optic-surgery. I'm practically
crawling outta my cornea skin wif nervousness!
Doc, more drugs, PLEEEEEASE!! (Got a smoke?)
Practicing maxi-surgeon Dr. S. Jerome
Holtz mentioned to me, during a previous
exam, that YOU could choose to watch the actual
operation on a TV screen. HBO Simulcast? Does
this mean I can request a video souvenir?? [No,
Not Available]. Put
it up for sale in my Cassette Club? Krys is
accompanying me there, but I have sincere
doubts that SHE'LL BE GLUED TO THE SCREEN!!
Horror film!? Ouch!
They say it's effortless, painless. What about
"SEE" YA LATER >>>>>>>>> ! ! ? ? ! ? ! ?
Tues 16 May
Intense! The cataract is history. What
a kaleidoscope of colors & patterns! Didn't
feel a thing, but boy am I sore
Just figured out how to store little homemade
WAV files, using e-greeting cards from
www.bluemountain.com ! Ya just make a toll
free phone call & record up to 30 seconds! WOW! Listen to young John Ferg croon MOON RIVER!! How cool izzat????
Send RSM an egreet with Voice Mail included,
and I'll post your sounds here on my site!!
Free and easy!! Yowsa!
Tues 23 May
What the fuck did I do all week? I
apologize to ye, Dear Diary, for not
keeping my word. Seemed like a valid idea, but
forced writing is not my thing. What's the
point of updated text if no one reads it?
Besides, it's just the same ole depressed
whine. Wish I had sumpin exciting to
I know. Besides the amazing
Wood CDs, I got Roger to send me up some
fantastic new lyrics, and I've slowly began
composing again! 3 songs on the aggenda.
Working at a snail's pace, I've started work on
"LINGER LONGER LUCY", and
trust me, it's the vintage RSM Stylee. If
someone could just bloody prevent my constant
procrastinating, I might have a new Y2K record
someday soon. Need some equipment upgrades &
repair. Headphones broken, circuitry buzzing.
DRAT! Trying not to make too much noise for the
geezer in the apartment below. DUH! Where's my
frikkin' STUDIO? Billy, HEP!!!
Watch for an upcoming Brian Wilson tribute CD,
called STARFLOWER. I
got 3 tracks on it!
Dewey Decimal System
Details awaited with baited breath. You'll know when I know.
That poor eye is healing, don't worry.
Big anniversaries approaching: 9 June 1970, I
graduated Madison High School (exactly on Rogo's 18th birthday!)! Over half a'lifetime ago, sheeeeeeesh. And speaking of
lifetimes, June First would have been Victor Lovera 's FIFTIETH Birthday! Man, what a party never had. Bless you, sorely
missed fossilized friend! See you soon! YIKES!!
Oh well. Gotta run. The cat's just upchucked
another hairball. Oh my!
I think I'm pregnant.
Send money, honey. Dutch treat.
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