I’ve blogged about the weird experience of finding journals
written by different alternates in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Journals I have no memory of writing.
I’ve recently found a box of audio taped spoken word
performances by Rob Goldstein from the 1980’s.
I know intellectually that I am Rob Goldstein but it’s
the estrangement from that part of myself that makes
listening to these tapes so weird.
I stared at them for six weeks before I ordered
a cassette to mp3 converter.
It took another two weeks for me to use the damned thing.
I listened to a few of the tapes today and I’m shocked.
I have no memory of these readings.
In fact, I have no hard copies of some of the writing I
performed as Rob Goldstein.
Here’s a a short piece named ‘Stephanie’ from a public reading in 1984.
I was in my late 20’s.
This story about Stephanie may be true.
Written and performed by Rob Goldstein
(c) Rob Goldstein 2016 all rights reserved