Miss Diana Ross in her Oscar nominated performance as Billie Holiday. This was my theme song for the summer of 1976, living in NYC & trying to figure it all out. I would sing this to myself while hiking in the Rambles in Central Park.
My dear friend- WCK3 is getting set to move in to really swell new digs in the throbbing metropolis of Eugene, Oregon. His new place is very swank & is being designed, down to the fixtures, just for him. As I stated recently: "WCK3, I am so refreshing that you are giving up the college dorm room look that you have cultivated for all too long". He was not pleased. He has been digging through boxes of photos & clippings, doing a bit of editing, & he came up with these:
Your host, NYC circa 1976. I think I might be cutting a line of coke in this photo.
WCK3 & my college friend- TL, a beautiful & talented, tall dancer/actress, & classmate & friend from L.A., on the Circle Line Cruise, autumn 1976. After WCK3 sent this, I mailed him back & I noted: "hmmm... I would so do young me"
WCK3: "I did, over & over."
This 1976 doodle, produced in my cubicle at my ASCAP job, has been saved framed, in many of WCK3's residences through the decades. So sweet that he has kept it through all the years & all the moves. I was just a little influenced by New Yorker cartoons in my early 20s, so it seems.
This is what I was listening to in July of 1976. Some things don't change, like my love of quality R&B, & some things change absolutely, like my hairline.