Not sure if you remember my blog about a German man chasing me and attacking me two winters ago:
Well, two months later, after that attack, I saw him (and my friend held him until cops came) – see blog:
I waited FIVE months for paper work to come to me and the German Justice System told me they are throwing out the case as it was just between two citizens and I could take it up privately, like hire a lawyer and so on. BUT the fuckers did NOT give me his name. My lawyer told me it "wasn't worth our time or trouble, he wouldn't go to jail or even have to pay a fine anyways". You can MURDER someone in Germany and get out in two years anyways.
There is no death penalty and no one gets life sentencing. Rapists get out in a year or less. They are WAY TOO FUCKING gentle here with crime. The criminals are not afraid of the police one bit as they KNOW they will just get their fucking wrists slapped. (saw on the news today, two Pakistani men were sentenced to have their nose and ears cut off as they attached a woman and cut her NOSE and ears off- ye ol' eye for an eye still holds strong in some places).
Ok where am I going with all this. Last night I was out power walking on the very same street that ass wipe attacked me on (sadly, he lives around the corner from me). I saw him AGAIN, he walked by me, I looked at him and he seemed to look at me but he was not phased, so I don't think he recognized me. I looked back and saw him enter the same fucking house number 36. Yes, that was him. My mood was immediately ruined, I was shaking and nervous and mad, scared, everything all at once.
I kept walking but my mood was ruined. I decided not to go out after that walk. You are NOT going to believe this. TONIGHT I was walking home, thought I better pop into the grocery store near my house to buy nuts as New Years eve is approaching and shops will be close for DAYS again. I got my shit, stood in line at the check out and WHO Is at the front of the line paying for his food? HIM, the fucking attacker. So I grabbed my blackberry, got out of line, walked around to the other side of the cashier so I could see him and took this picture of the fat fuck:
If you have ever been attacked, jumped, whatever, you KNOW you never forget the violators face. Funny how no one seemed to raise an eyebrow about me snapping this cunts picture. I did it rather smoothly, quickly, hence the blur. I got back in line, and when I was done and went outside, fatso had put his wooly cap on, same one he had on when he chased/beat me. He got on a bike, not the same bike this time, and drove by me. I had my pepper spray grasped in my hand in my pocket and had to hold myself back from not screaming at him "whats your name you coward!???" but I didn't. I did take note of his new bike.
I rang the cops and told them I saw him again and they asked if he had done anything to me tonight and I said "no" and they said "ok, buh bye" and hung up (well they said it in German lol). AUFWIEDERHOEREN! I asked them for his name and they said they can not and will not give that info out. I said "how can I press charges against this man, who has a violent past, if I don't have his name?" and they told me they are just police men, not judges. So, you can beat someone here and get away with it, without ANY fine or punishment at all. You know what really pisses me off? They throw my daughter in JAIL last summer for a poster she was carrying at a anti-racism protest and keep her over night without giving her that one phone call but this CUNT walks away free?
I am NOT feeling Berlin this time around. NOT AT ALL. I MISS NYC big time right now.
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Project/Object with special guests… Ike Willis and Ray White !!!
The Music Of FRANK ZAPPA..and more
IKE and RAY's FIRST TOUR TOGETHER IN OVER 25 YEARS!!!
Featuring: Ike Willis, Ray White, Andre' Cholmondeley, David Johnsen, Eric Svalgard, Jim Ruffi
WINTER TOURDATES BELOW !!
Hello and how are you?!?
Hoping you had a great Christmas, Chanukah, Solstice, Kwaanza, Pagan Sun Worship day — or Atheistic hangout movie night!! Whatever you did or are doing, it's all good.
We are putting the finishing touches on what promises to be a historic and fantastic run with the two and only IKE WILLIS & RAY WHITE ….!!
Ike and Ray, as you know – remain two of Frank Zappa's most beloved and listened-to frontmen/vocalist/guitarists. Between them they appear on over 25 of Zappa's releases from 1978 onwards.
Ike and Ray have not toured together in over TWENTY FIVE (25) YEARS !!!.
The 1984 tour ended on Dec 23, 1984, Universal Ampitheater, Universal City. Since then, as you well know, Ike Willis has toured with Project/Object for nearly 15 years, and in that time Ray White has performed with us a handful of times in San Francisco and at Festivals around the country. Those occasions remain the only times these legendary performers have shared the stage since Zappa Tour 1984…..
Now… we bring you an opportunity to see them on an exclusive New Year's/Holiday tour with Project/Object.
This tour also marks the return of an old friend and Project/Object Alumnus – Drummer Jim Ruffi. Jim did a few short runs with Ike and the band back in 1999, and he and I have been involved in several live and studio projects, including recordings with Ike Willis and unsung genius songwriter Chris McKenna. Really folks, check this man's wonderful music out…. I already know you have great taste in music !!! http://www.myspace.com/chrismckennamusic
Anyway…….Jim Ruffi ably steps into the drumchair as a result of Eric Slick's leave of abscence. Come check him out !!
As always, the setlist will feature some old P/O favorites, some new items from the vast Zappa catalog, and, but, especially material that Ike and Ray are known for separately and together. Just hearing these voices together in harmony is a thing of wonder. Take a look on youtube at the clips of the famous NYC Pier, August 1984 show, immortalized on the "Does Humor Belong In Music" DVD to get an idea of the dynamic these guys whip up. We hope to see you there, say hi!!!
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Please don't write back with the actual words <city of the gig> in there. That will, sadly, be a failed cognition test, and we need you to be able to follow simple instructions. Being a musician -or- having a knowledge of musical equipment, and a willingness to schlep gear are all you need to qualify !
ALSO — thanks again for all the well wishes and support. My partner Cheri Jiosne is still valiantly fighting her battle against breast cancer. After 6 months of a chemo program, she reached a plateau. For about 6 weeks now she has been on a very promising program specially geared towards her type of tumor. So far — so good — and we are staying upbeat and positive every day. Still — even though some kind of beginning of a change in the US health system began yesterday with the Health Bill being passed – that won't help us financially anytime soon. I will be donated all my proceeds from this tour -as well as the profits from T-Shirt sales – to her cause.
I continue to reach out to anyone that wants to help – (THANK YOU!!!)
There is info on www.projectobject.com, scroll down to the "THANK YOU" blog post, or you can just email me.
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Every penny counts!! Even $5 will go to very good use for medications, travel to treatment etc. This sh*t is expensive!!
NOW…LET's CRANK SOME FRANK !!
SEE YOU ALL ON THE ROAD!!!!!!
Project/Object with special guests… Ike Willis and Ray White !!!
The Music Of FRANK ZAPPA..and more
IKE and RAY's FIRST TOUR TOGETHER IN OVER 25 YEARS!!!
Ike Willis, Ray White, Andre' Cholmondeley, David Johnsen, Eric Svalgard, Jim Ruffi
SUN 27 SELLERSVILLE PA Sellersville Theatre
MON 28 BALTIMORE MD 8 x 10
TUE 29 PITTSBURGH PA Rex Theater
WED 30 CLEVELAND OH Beachland Ballroom
THU 31 EAST LANSING MI Mac's Bar
FRI 1 CHICAGO IL Martyr's
SAT 2 CHICAGO IL Martyr's
SUN 3 MILWAUKEE WI Miramar Theater
TUE 5 HARRISBURG PA The Abbey Bar @ Appalachian Brewing Co.
WED 6 PLAINS PA River St. Jazz Club
THU 7 NEW YORK NY BB King's Blues Club
FRI 8 CAMBRIDGE MA Regatta Bar
SAT 9 TROY NY Revolution Hall
SUN 10 NEW HAVEN CT Toad's Place
And check out the new and ever-evolving website: www.projectobject.com
Heard on the BBC today that Christmas and the gift giving drama has only been going on about 150 years. Started in Germany actually. Now that my kid is old enough to know it's all a media hype, we both just use this time to relax and enjoy the calm. Of course I give her a few things, like iTunes credit and a gift certificate to a Yoga course, but no tree, no gift wrapping, no stress. LOVES IT!
It was lovely to hear ALL of the Church bells go off at once at 6pm here in Berlin, sounded cool…
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Baltimore honors native son with 'Frank Zappa Day'
BALTIMORE — Baltimore's mayor has declared a "Frank Zappa Day" on the birthday of the late rocker and native son.
Mayor Sheila Dixon declared the special day Monday. The eccentric musician was born in Baltimore on Dec. 21, 1940. He died in 1993.
Last week, Baltimore's public art commission decided that it will erect a bust of Zappa outside a public library.
The bust was given to Baltimore by fans of Zappa from Lithuania, where his music was popular among the avant-garde in the early 1990s. A similar bust is a tourist attraction in Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital.
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Home in Berlin, getting things done, hanging pictures, going through old photo albums, doing things I didn't want to do when the weather was gorgeous. Now it is below zero and I am staying in so I've lots of time to do the tedious chores one does in the winter.
I found LOTS of old pictures and will share a few with you below. I PLAN on re-writing my whole book (life story) this winter, over Christmas. I love to write, just don't know how to start, where to start, and how I will do the childhood section. Tough call. If I tell the truth folks will think I am exaggerating and looking for pity, but if I do NOT write it, they may think I was born with a silver spoon in mouth and a huge black book full of VIP contacts. Not the case. I will tackle it soon. LOVING the silence of my own flat in Berlin, omfg, am I a freak to love being alone? Guessing yes, I am. I just have so much do to and so many people wanting my time, I really enjoy the down time.
Being able to sleep as late as I want, stay up as late as I want, listen to what I want, have friends over if I want, all the things I can NOT do where I live in the USA. FUCK I too old to be told what to do, really really not cool to have so many restrictions. TINY flat in the USA makes things HELL. Noise travels, can't wake others up, walking on fucking eggshells every day, not amused. SPACE: It's important!!
Picture I took of Johnny in Ellington, CT at the Country Squire bar, where I convince Joey to come and play for me (and my school :). You can see Johnny's typical facial expression- he was not the friendliest people that's for sure. Rest of the band were HILARIOUS and fun though.
^ Taken the same night at the Country Squire. The Ramones showed up almost 2 hours late. The cops had pulled them over in New Haven and searched their van, gave them a bunch of SHIT, like CT cops do!! Fucking hate that!! Happens to me when I drive through CT too, wtf!!??? "land of the free"? BULLSHIT. My classmates were taunting me. They thought I was fibbing, that the Ramones weren't really coming (you know how mean young folks can be) and I was sweatin' bullets. THEN they finally came and blew the roof off, it was AMAZING!!!
Now I have had this picture since I was 15 or so. Joey gave a few of these to me. I have to search to find the rest. Dee Dee also gave me some pictures when he visited me in Berlin, I have to go through ALL of my stuff to find these gems. I can NOT find the picture of my kid and Joey ANYWHERE but I found one of her and Dee Dee taken in Berlin, when he stayed at my flat for a week with his then wife Barbara:
They spent the day coloring- fun times 🙂
I LOVE the way Dee Dee spells. "Massauge" haha, so cute!! I REALLY miss Joey and Dee Dee too 🙁
I am off to get more things done, looking for more hidden treasures
Oh one last one:
My Dad me (age 10?) and my sister Michele at Christmas, Bath Maine.