Dateline Pittsburgh: 14 April 2017
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I thought my hanging out in Little Italy for this month was over but I was better at managing my fun money than I thought so in a little while I’ll stroll into Little Italy and have a couple of beers at Armand’s and socialize and hope to gather material for a blog post…
“When you are a life-long bachelor with no children and you are also retired you often have to find an environment that is a substitute home even if it’s a neighborhood bar. For me Armand’s is that bar. I sing karaoke at Sonny’s Tavern in Little Italy the first Sunday night of every month to feel young again. At Armand’s I’m around people my own age and I feel at home. After a certain age I think many of us need a Sonny’s and and Armand’s in our lives.”
Hail to Pitts!
Well, I’ve decided not to go into Little Italy today. I’ll just stay home in my shabby apartment and drink beer and read more of Sexus by Henry Miller while classic music plays low on the radio and porn (muted) plays on my laptop as it sits on my workstation facing me as I lay on my back on the sofa with two pillows under my weary head…
It’s odd that I can’t listen to the news or the sports/talk station when I read fiction and rock ‘n’ roll is out of the question. Oh I can listen to news or sports/talk when I read non-fiction (rock ‘n’ roll is still out of the question) but only classical music will do for fiction…
I’m learning a lot from Sexus (explicit sex is a legitimate tool for the writer of serious fiction) and Sexus is just one book in a triology so I have to finish it before I go on to the other two books..
Hail to Pitt!
“It wasn’t until I was introduced to the novels of Charles Bukowski and Henry Miller that I felt validated in my belief that serious fiction can deal explicitly with sex. Now let me take a couple of steps back because I know about and have read the Victorians but the language is so literary that the sex seems sanitized. Bukowski and Miller don’t sanitize the sex.”
“I can’t go back to Nico’s in Little Italy for karaoke. It just doesn’t make sense even though I was disappointed with the size of the crowd at Sonny’s the first Sunday night of this month (and the fact that there were like three women in the place) and even though Nico’s is a great place for karaoke on a Saturday night it’s just too far away. Nico’s is like twelve blocks form my apartment building. Sonny’s is three. It makes a difference when you’ve had a few beers and it’s two in the morning and you’re walking home. Plus I drop into Sonny’s every once in awhile just to hang out. I never drop in at Nico’s. I plan to be at Sonny’s for karaoke the first Sunday night of next month.”
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