Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Faster, Michele, Faster, Faster
Good news from our friend Michele Catalano, one of the true blogging pioneers who recently discontinued her inspirational site known as a small victory. Michele has come back with a new blog dedicated to but two of her many passions and enthusiasms: Fast cars and punk rock. Or is that Punk rock and fast cars? Anyway, the site is called Faster Than The World. Because she is a technologically superior being, Michele already has all sorts of awesome stuff up, from mp3 links to scores of punk songs to photos of great muscle cars of the 1960s. I still tremble at the sight of a 1965 Pontiac GTO, which conveyed my high school's Future Jailbirds of America club around the neighborhood after school, often looking to beat up me and my friends because we had "long hair." But I should thank them, since they inspired me to compose my first protest song, "You Gotta Be Kidding," which I wrote with J.C. of the Mongs. Later, Artie of the Future Jailbirds of America and I made up over a peace pipe at the Planting Fields Arboretum. I am told that not too many years ago, Artie turned up dead. A gun was involved. That's all I know.