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The Ups and Downs of Skeeter Kitefly

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TO BE HONEST


FINE LINEAGE


13 BLACK CATS
UNDER A LADDER


BOLSTER,
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MARAT À LA MODE


BAGELANNA


OLD LITTER

 


The Ferryman

Driver of the morning #104 commuter express bus.

 


The new driver looks emaciated.  Like Charon the Ferryman, conveying us to hell or downtown.  Though the river this bus crossed isn
t the Styx but the Steinz.  (Names need never hurt us...)

deleted from THE MUTE COMMUTE
 


Coolie Mack Z

Urban musician who won brief local fame.
 


Demortuis is the Gristly City, but none dare call it that.  Hence the generic GC.  As in “Chillin’ Down in the GC,” a hiphop anthem by Coolie Mack Z that was moderately popular the year I moved here...

deleted from THE MUTE COMMUTE
 


Ilsa the She-Wolf

Dissatisfied Selfsame customer.

 


Sort out the latest special-order requests—including another demand from Ilsa the She-Wolf that we import the same paper clips she found on a walking tour of Mecklenburg.  Papierklammern!  In France they call them “trombones...”

deleted from THE MUTE COMMUTE
 


Lola Springle

Geraldine's chief rival among Jackdaw Square gallery dealers.
 


Her relocation to this space was perceived as a Davidian challenge to the Goliathlike gallery next door, run by Lola Springle, who retaliated by trying to poach Geraldine’s choicest talents...

deleted from ARMATURE STANDING
 


Little Donny Dennis

And his hardbitten mother: noisy neighbors of Huffman and the Wilsons in Zerfall.
 


The four-year-old menace who naturally lives next door to the Wilsons, and has dedicated his existence to causing grief.  Not least to the large hapless woman who is making most of the noise out there.
     “His mother?  Why would she let him bite her like that?”
     “My guess is so he’ll grow up to be a vampire...” 

deleted from BACK AND FORTH
 


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Patrons of the Knotts Athletic Club

A gym looking like the Cabaña of Dr. Caligari as designed by Marc Chagall.
 


Irregular bulges here, emaciated rawbones there, ironpumping refugees from Goon Island—and somebody who might be Tiffany Schloss’s mother, whose freakshow musculature is barely contained by skin the color of a buttered cigar...

deleted from TAKE MY BREATH AWAY
 


Mr. "Kinetic" Clynelish

Huffman's art teacher all through high school in Columbia MO.
 


He disdained woodwork (“That is a shop class!  Can ye no’ see that, laddie?”) almost as much as he denigrated realism, photorealism, superrealism—in fact anything closer to nature than the mobiles of Alexander Calder...

deleted from ARMATURE STANDING
 


Mrs. Smithson

Crystal's mother: on a nonstop quest to elicit info on every aspect of her existence.


Her mother fretted and quizzed as much as ever, but Crystal was able to parry every cross-exam...

deleted from SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED
 


Angela Thorwald

Bonnie's roommate at Liederkranz, whose scathing Pudenda in Absentia would later make waves on the independent film circuit.
 


Her sharing an apartment with Angela Thorwald (whose ample chest sported tiny buttons reading I CAN CRUSH YOUR NOSE WITH THE HEEL OF MY HAND, SO BACK THE HELL OFF) enabled Bonnie to play the field in every position...

deleted from SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED
 


Rodney Caesar

Onetime Crouching Gallery photographer who created a "wax museum" at the abandoned airfield near Hubsker.  Later had esophageal cancer, "the same thing that killed Humphrey Bogart."
 


Caesar reminded me of a younger Rotwang, his hair not yet gray and hand not yet metallic, but just as beetlebrowed and smoldertempered.  Grating and truculent, he bitched constantly at Geraldine’s timing of exhibitions, placement of works, payment on sales.  Had furious run-ins and set-tos with Io MacEvelyn and Ben Szilnecky (whose conversation, Rod said, made acid reflux seem refreshing)...

deleted from SECOND WIND
 


Even Odder Arliss

Occupant of the Strichleiter "cell" (subdivided loft)next to Huffman's.

Also referred to as E.O.A.
 


Loftcell #513 belonged to a guy who could’ve been Travis Bickle’s kid brother.  “Even Odder Arliss,” I called him.  (In Old Yeller it’s a Travis who shoots the mad dog; his brother Arliss wants to let it run free...)

deleted from BRUISE FROM NOWHERE
 


Lady in a Cage: The Musical

Recurring (at 1 a.m.) audience-interaction at Nonnamou's.
 


Non Nonnamou (who dismissed The Rocky Horror Picture Show as “too twee”) had bootlegged a print of the 1964 Olivia de Haviland epic from a local TV station’s “Frightmare Cinema,” redubbing this with an original score for his patrons to interact with.  Its opening aria began:
     There’s a deh-udd dog in the middle of the street
     Little girl’s rollerskating over wino’s feet…

deleted from BRUISE FROM NOWHERE
 


Lori Lee Primmisch and
Bruce "the Moose" Flanders

Going-together couple (till Moose got racked up by a power forward and Lori Lee decided traction splints were "gross").
 


That time at Stonehill High when I innocently hit on Lori Lee Primmisch, a luscious chortler at my laconic witand then got punched on by her granite-knuckled JV boyfriend, Bruce “the Moose” Flanders.  (As witnessed by Elizabeth Erpe, who lost no time spilling the beans to Crystal, who leaped at this unique opportunity to act cheated-on...)

deleted from BRUISE FROM NOWHERE
 


Other Tenants of the Strichleiter Lofts

A converted foundry on Washburn Street, where Weimar cabaret meets Taxi Driver.
 


Across the gallery dwelt an ancient couple, Stosh and Stosha, neither of whom had ever set foot outside Milwaukee or prepared a cabbage-free meal.  Next to them were Iggy Mott and Ziggy Hoople, clingers to glitter rock but guilty of roller disco.  Elsewhere you could find mumbling burnouts, mildewing shut-ins, possible pimps and their potential whores—though the latter two could simply have been fashionable dressers, in vogue with the end of the decadent Seventies...

deleted from BRUISE FROM NOWHERE
 


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