I love Marianne Faithfull's album Broken English from 1979. It was getting a great deal of play when the man who would become my Husband & I first became an item 30 years ago. 30 years & The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan still speaks to me. It is a haunting song of broken dreams eventually realized. I cry when I hear it, & it still gives me shivers after 3 decades. Just think, when I first heard this song, a computer was the size of a room & if someone would have told me that most people would have a computer of their own & that it would be the size of a large book, I would have thought them daft. Who would have thought in 30 years: * we would send & receive daily "electronic mail" on our computers * we would watch recently released movies, at home on our TV, using a small box that would play a disc the size of a 45 record & it would contain the entire movie & extras. * we would listen to music that we would "download" on to a device the size of a wallet, & it could hold thousands of songs * we would spend an extra hour at the airport going through security checks that would require us to take off our shoes * people would not be allowed to smoke almost anywhere *we wouldn't carry much cash & we would get the small amount that we needed out of a wall using a magic card *we would have hundreds of channels to choose from on our huge, but flat TVs * we would have a handsome, smart, young African-American President * that Cher would win an Oscar * that Barbra Streisand would have the #1 album * that the man I loved would still be by my side & he would be looking down the barrel of the gun of 60 & still have a 30'' waist, a full head of hair & still be heart-stopping handsome...but I would be chubby & have no hair, which means that I will never "ride through Paris in a sports car with the wild wind in my hair"?
I am a mid-20th century gay man still trying to get a handle on how to live life with meaning. I live in Portland Oregon with my husband/partner of 32+ years & the terriers: Lulu & Junior.
As an actor I have been in over 150 full stage productions, 12 films/TV, over 50 commercials & voice overs.
Our home & garden in Seattle (1981-2001) were published several times & were featured in a "coffee table" book- Flea Market Decorating by Meredith Press. That garden was on the Seattle Art Museum's Tour Of Artists' Gardens in 1999.
We moved to Portland in a fit of middle age anxiety in 2001.
We spend our time & money working on our house & garden in a working class bungalow, in a working class neighborhood.
The old-ball-& chain & I are thought to be a little nutty. ME:
cocktail drinker, tree hugger & seeker.
Kinsey 6, Myers-Briggs ENFJ, Capricorn/Snake