COLUMN FIFTY-SEVEN, MARCH 1, 2001
(Copyright © 2001 Al Aronowitz)
LETTER FROM BANGKOK
to Bangkok about 6 weeks ago, been doing mostly the underbelly crawl,"
nothing real seedy, but seedy enough. Also
found out today that I've got a professorship ("How long, O Lord"...How
long?" HST) at a downtown university--mebbe US$1200/monthly, but including
a phat housing allowance that allows me to live in killer digs, here in Bangkok.
listening to Cat Stevens right now, expecting that you just curled yr lip and
said, "eeeew, why?", but in this Internet Cafe with its JBS speakers,
it sounds pretty good. The whole
"Teaser & The Firecat" CD. &
I'm STONED on Cambodian dank. A
just a few paces away from Self-Immolation, a day ago, having been homeless in
Bangkok for two nights, when suddenly appeared some Western Union funds.
A leetle load also be on its way, but not enough for to compensate for
Disney.com having fired one of its editorial underlings, who had solicited a
meaty piece from moi on Happy The Man. Was
supposed to be seeing $300 clean, but now, not.
tenuous life, this. Dunno where it
will end, but, from my perch in Bangkok, my simple-room w/ balcony, where I
smoke the dank (toilet/shower down zee hall), with Cat doing that which he does
in the backing, feels like a Beat experience.
Thot I'd share. :(
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