Category Archives: House of the Moon

Time in a Bottle

Time in a Bottle 1969 I hate the mother-fucking bastard. I wish he would just die and go away. Donna, please. You know I don’t like to hear that kind of talk. I don’t give a good goddamn. I hate the mother-fucker and want him out of my life. Who? Who do you hate? DAD! […]

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Games We Play

Games We Play January 1968 It doesn’t matter who they are, as long as they trip. The living room is full, seven or eight crowded on the curving couch, another five on the floor; me curled up in the big chair and Yvonne in the matching smaller armchair. Muzzie’s at work and dad’s out on […]

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Suzanne Suggested listening: Single: Suzanne by Leonard Cohen I wish I were Suzanne. I sigh and clutch the pillow tighter. Me too. Kathy throws her arm across my stomach. None of the guys I know would write a song about me. We’ve been listening to a new album by some guy we’ve never heard of […]

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Helms Bakery Truck

Helms Bakery Truck Christmas Vacation 1967 Suggested listening: With a Little Help from My Friends – single, by The Beatles One thing’s for sure, the munchies are hell; especially for me ‘cause I hate to eat anything. Food makes my stomach ache and feel all stuffy and puffy. But I always make an exception for […]

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Cat’s Paw

Cat’s Paw August 26, 1969 Recommended listening: House of the Rising Sun – Jimmy Hendrix It really is a cat’s paw. Wow. That is so fuckin’ groovy! I twist my hand around, flexing the paw, loving the deep amber color and long, silky fur. Look! Look! I wave the paw in front of Ken’s face. […]

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Stone Free

Thank you for visiting my site. Here’s the chapter about my first encounter with Jimi Hendrix, “Stone Free,” from House of the Moon: Surviving the Sixties. Author Note: House of the Moon is written in first-person, present tense to increase the reader’s involvement with the times and events. I don’t use quotations around dialog to […]

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