Himmler's black sun is actually green. Purported to be the gateway to Satan. I took my fourth grade nun's picture with me to be safe. He declined to dance.
Wewelsburg Castle, Fall 2011
Another unwritten chapter in the ”Nina Hagen incident.”
On the far right, Bobby V's drummer in START SHOOTING-Steve Crossett, aka Sonny Laredo. I still have the hat. Mexican border, 1985
INTERPOL employs the real Mrs. Kensington, a stunning six-foot blond from Norway w/ the coolest character name of all time.
Warsaw, Fall 2011
Mrs. Kensington, out of uniform, in Africa. Notice the rather large male behind her and Mrs. K's tremendous respect for our gender.
Warsaw, Fall 2011
The first three books I wrote were about Matty Rzepecki, a copper who street raised me. His story begins in the Warsaw sewers as a 5 year old partisan. This monument is to him and the others.
Warsaw, Fall 2011
Matty's bench in the Partisan's Park 1999.
Backstage with Sascha and crew for Punk show at The Astra, East Berlin, Fall 2011.
Sascha. Me, him, Frnaco, and Franky on the hooligan firm tour. He protects the major East Berlin venues. Big character in the book after CANARYVILLE.
East Berlin, Fall 2011
CANARYVILLE finishes after 18 months of wrestling with Denny, Jimmie, and Maureen. I will be sober again in early November. Berlin, Fall 2011
Northside Kenny goes 3 with ex world lightweight champion Kenny Buchanan. LA Boxing Gym, Edinburgh, October 2011
Proof Northside Kenny lived. LA Boxing Gym, Edinburgh, October 2011
Mom's extended family. Rotterdam, November, 2011
The Man, the Myth, and the Legend. Filmmaker Uli Weidenbach, unmanned German MEK agent, and Baron Wolman. Backstage, Baron's show. Amsterdam, November 2011.
One more family man bets the Gerber's money. Gentleman Jon Eig with the Hialeah flamingos and original Let It Ride jacket. Hialeah Racetrack, Miami, NYD, 2012
Two bald guys “lecture” at the Chicago Police Academy, Jonathan Eig, coconspirator. Chicago, January 2012.
Same lecture, this one at 79th and Exchange—GDs on one side of 79th, Black P Stone’s on the other. Not a happy place. Chicago, January 2012.
Babette portraits Patti Black. Chicago, January 2012.
Carol Doda at the Condor. Took me 44 years to get back. San Francisco, February 2012.
Showtime at Ferlinghetti’s City Lights, basically the highpoint of my trip through the roses. San Francisco, February 2012.
The Pojoaque Angel. Why a guy might keep returning to Santa Fe. April 2012.
Almost famous. Reno Smith, TP, and Babs at Hugo’s. Chicago.
Her Directorness, Karen KO Ochoa and Calvin Borel on location for “50 to 1.” Yes, she got me a bit part. And yes, I was once again overlooked by the Academy. Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY.
Pon di River Festival. Tuff Gong Studios: Gentleman Jon Eig, Baron Wolman, “Austin Powers,” and dub poet legend, Oku Onuora. Kingston, Jamaica, April 2013.
My pal Edward-the-Provincial and his pal Bonnie, both of Many Grammys. Backstage, the Palms, Las Vegas 2013.
His Rockstarness and Joliet’s own, Bobby B, Ed cradling MY lipstick-imprinted, “Workin’ on a love letter,” 1995 Bonnie Raitt Stratocaster. OMG. Backstage, the Palms, Las Vegas 2013.
Outside the Musichead an hour before opening night on the Sunset Strip in L.A. for SYMPONY FOR THE DEVIL—mixed-media art project with Bob Bucciarelli and Baron Wolman. Los Angeles, CA, April 2014.
Abbey Road, studio two, 51 years to the day after the Beatles recorded “She Loves You.” London, July 2014.
Out front with the band, minutes before the girls began to throw room keys. My job was to look pretty and carry the tambourine for Caroline. London, July 2014.
In the Gorbels outside the Brazen Head—Celtics v Rangers in a big, big way. Rab had to pretend he was a Catholic. I pleaded “American writer” and nary a punch was thrown. Glasgow, Scotland. July (nice and sunny) 2014.
Germany wins the world cup. It was late; it was drunk; it was Mardi Gras if the parade was a jumbotron. Fan Mile, West Berlin, July 2014.
Dmitry’s son gets his first Strat courtesy of Robert Cray. Minsk, Belarus. July 2014.
The Union Berlin hooligans (ex) have their own gym. They eat well on the east side. For prospective, I weigh 205 in this picture. Sascha (left) and Franco (right) are my green cards. East Berlin, October 2014.
Germany’s Kentucky Derby. Thin people with Swiss accounts, stemware, and expensive hats. East Berlin is WAY better. Iffezheim Race Course, Baden-Baden Germany, October 2014.
My pal, Pretoria’s Carel Smit, his better half Ms. Annemarie the knife fighter, and Rener Gracie, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy the day before Renner worked Ronda’s corner for the UIFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship. Torrance, CA, February 2015.
Ronda Jean Rousey does her thing in 14 seconds. Our VIP tickets at the Staples Center courtesy of the Manhattan Beach Musketeer, Lawrence Double L LaPorte. L.A., February 2015
The White Knight of Soul: Wayne Cochran. His last recording session.
Audio Vison Studios, Miami. May, 2015.
The Boss, Deborah H. demonstrating the significance of gate position vs. the Chinese New Year.
Starting Gate. Singapore Turf Club.
Winning tickets and translations—The Kentster, Kent Slabotsky.
Singapore, November 2015
Hong Kong Jockey Club
Happy Valley Race Course,
Forgot my jacket and tie. KL Cheng touched my shoulder; suddenly I was golden. James Clavell (NOBLE HOUSE) could only wish.
Winning tickets courtesy of Scott Wells.
Hong Kong Dec 2015
Missed the ferry in 9-Dragon Bay.
Wrecked later that day.
Yes, I bought Joss Sticks and quit insulting James Clavell.
Hong Kong, January 2016.
When Australian rugby girls retire from the USA game they return home to Euroa, in the Shire of Strathbogie, home to outlaw Ned Kelley. They raise pigs, dress appropriately at all times, marry the base player from Spinal Tap, and he takes you to ...
Northern Victoria, Australia
..."a speed dating" dance to meet his 5,000 sheep.
You don’t meet your life partner. You do get $400 in speeding tickets.
Middle of Nowhere, Australia
Australian Rules Football legend/survivor Rohan Gittens. Three broken necks. Gosh, why retire?
Melbourne. September, 2016
Zach-atollah’s “Blue Dog” impression.
He and I biked inland (him in the basket like Wizard of Oz) running from the tsunami sirens after the New Zealand offshore 7.5 quake.
For Real. Last saw them in 1989 with Bob Seger...
Middle of Fucking Nowhere, Australia.
Zach’s better half, UK Lost Girl Jacq the Ripper.
My new home – producer’s bungalow, on the lot, no less – for the “Sunset Strip” book.
L.A. April, 2017
Her Director-ness KO Ochoa and I finish the screenplay for START SHOOTING.
Abiquiu World Headquarters
Abiquiu, New Mexico–May, 2017.
Soundcheck–The Flatlanders–Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock.
OMG Texas legends.
Their song “Row of Dominoes” is in two of my screenplays.
Backstage, Paramount Theater
Banksy’s Balloon Girl. The inspiration for my screenplay Silver Or Lead.
Jonestown News Network. Touch your TV and you will be healed.