Portrait of Harold Norse based on a scan of the inner cover of my copy of Carnivorous Saint.

You Must Have Been a Sensational Baby, I Said

More cuts from the 1986 reading I gave with Harold Norse at San Francisco’s
Jewish Community Center.

In this post Norse reads, ‘You Must Have Been a Sensational Baby’ and I read
a piece named ‘Glimpse’.

I owe these performance tapes to my best friend, Kit.

Kit showed up and recorded all of my performances, even when he
was sick.

 I’ll Be Seeing You – In Memory of Kit –

The sketch of Norse is a scan of the inside cover of my copy of his
collected poems, Carnivorous Saint.

I describe  night I bought Carnivorous Saint in a post I wrote
about Norse for Pride Week 2016.

Heroes of the Revolution: Harold Norse

 

Portrait of Harold Norse based on a scan of the inner cover of my copy of Carnivorous Saint.
Portrait of Harold Norse based on a scan of the inner cover of my copy of Carnivorous Saint.


You Must have Been a Sensational Baby

Portrait of Rob Goldstein based on a photo by Nina Glaser.
Portrait of Rob Goldstein based on a photo by Nina Glaser. I wore black for most of the 1980’s as an expression of mourning.

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23 thoughts on “You Must Have Been a Sensational Baby, I Said

    1. I’m getting more memories and starting to understand the writing.

      How do I describe this?

      I’ve never understood the writing because my job in life was to work in mental health and build a life with Jaime.

      There are things in the writings of Rob Goldstein that I can’t relate to such as the use of profanity or sordid descriptions of places I find offensive.

      I often censor this work and refuse to post it.

      When I listened to the tapes Rob ‘explained’ the context of the stories and his aesthetic as a writer.

      He explained the importance of not censoring what is real.

      This gives me a way to claim a part of my life that I can’t remember because I’m Matthew.

      I’m responsible for day to day life.

      For me, Harold Norse is the friend of someone I once knew.

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