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 UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship. Torrance, CA, February 2015.
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.
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.
Dmitry’s son gets his first Strat courtesy of Robert Cray. Minsk, Belarus. July 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.
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.
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.
Abbey Road, studio two, 51 years to the day after the Beatles recorded “She Loves You.” London, July 2014.
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.
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.
My pal Edward-the-Provincial and his pal Bonnie, both of Many Grammys. Backstage, the Palms, Las Vegas 2013.
Pon di River Festival. Tuff Gong Studios: Gentleman Jon Eig, Baron Wolman, “Austin Powers,” and dub poet legend, Oku Onuora. Kingston, Jamaica, April 2013.