Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Drawings by Jerry Melin from around 1980

by Jack Brummet

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A drawing of our living room at 158 W. 84th Street #3B, NYC (it looks like we're naked]:

A drawing of Johnnie and KeeKee entering heaven:

A drawing of Kevin Curran in a Dorian's Red Hand Wife-beater (the bottle is Boucheron, our top cheap French quaff at the time ($2.99 for a 1.75 liter bottle):

A drawing of our front room at 158 W 84th NYC.  I recognize it from the angled window and the drawing of Brooklyn Bridge on the wall:

He did a lot of fantasy drawings, like this unfinished one:

And this one:

A drawing of me:

Another drawing of me (Crime: impersonating a drunken poet):


Thursday, May 18, 2017

President Trump: "It hurts"

by Jack Brummet


Special Counsel Bob Mueller

by Jack Brummet, POTUS Ed.

The greatest accomplishment of The rump Administration in its first 118 days is the appointment of the Special Counsel ( I miss the term Special Prosecutor, which lapsed with the old law) that could—possibly—ultimately trigger their downfall.
And, slap my ass and call me Sally, they named a guy who pretty much walks on water with support everywhere it counts (FBI, Justice, HS, NSA, Congress, and the various spook agencies).
Whichever way it goes, I trust him to get to the truth eventually. Is this wishful thinking? Is it inevitable The President runs a Saturday Night Massacre maneuver once things look grim? 
Special Counsel Bob Mueller hates leaks, is relentless, and is both a skilled investigator and prosecutor. I am interested how this works with the dual congressional committees (and a couple of subcommittees) already slowly working their way through the Russian mess. And the other investigations, like the FBI? I suspect he will use the FBI rather than bring in outsiders. . .if he feels they have not been compromised. As I remember, the special prosecutor takes precedence on many issues. I think, because it is Mueller, conflicts can be sorted out. Onward! Excelsior!

Special Counsel is authorized in the Russian government's efforts to interfere in 2016 election

by Jack Brummet


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sun Ra's great interstellar recording contract

by Jack Brummet

Clause 6 of Sun Ra's 1973 contract with Blue Thumb Records for the album 'Space is the Place' asserts: 

"SIMILAR RIGHTS ON PLANETS OTHER THAN EARTH. Company agrees that all rights discussed in paragraph 5 above [ACTUAL OWNERSHIP OF MASTERS], as well as all rights of distribution and retail sales, on planets other than Earth (including but not limited to Saturn, Pluto, Jupiter, and Mars) shall belong to Sun Ra." (quoted in The Earthly Recordings of Sun Ra)