Monday, September 14, 2009
Two big deaths today -- Jim Carroll, the author of The Basketball Diaries and Patrick Swayze. I saw Jim Carroll about ten years ago at the Magic Stick in Detroit -- he was wasted and wonderful and exciting and about two hours late. I used his book of poems, Void Of Course, often in teaching. And Patrick Swayze, well anyone my age, was all about the Dirty Dancing. To be honest, I hated the movie when it came out and had to see it twice with my best friend Melissa. Like so much from the past, it grew on me. Farewell to both!