Monday, May 23, 2016

Nice description of the David Bowie letter

A Sean Kelley in London sweetly informed me about a post today at that describes the letter David Bowie sent me very nicely:
Great tales of David Bowie's good nature flooded out after his death too, but we've known about his letter to his first American fan since 2009, after it appeared on the excellent Letters of Note site.

It's a wonderful thing - a measured, charming, excited and poignant response, written in 1967, to a 14-year-old called Sandra Dodd from New Mexico, whose uncle had given her a promotional copy of Bowie's first album (he worked at a radio station).

"When I called in this, my manager's office, a few moments ago I was handed my very first American fan letter - and it was from you. I was so pleased that I had to sit down and type an immediate reply," Bowie begins, before answering questions Sandra had asked about his real name, birthday, height, and whether he'll ever visit America.

"Thank you for being so kind as to write to me and do please write again and let me know some more about yourself," the letter ends.
I love this: "measured, charming, excited and poignant."
It's the second item here, but I will point out again that he was not yet a famous musician when the letter was written.

The letter and notes on my site:

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Out the window

Joyce Fetteroll was doing a words game in April and May 2016 (for a project she and Danny were doing), and the word was "defenestration." It means to throw something or someone out of a window.

I recorded this for that group, but I don't think those posts will be around forever, so here it is for me to find later.

May 4, 2016

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Egyptian Onions, 2016

I took these photos in May 2016 of onions I still have from some my sister gave me fifteen years or more ago. We use some, and they keep reproducing and planting themselves. They're beautiful when their new sets are popping out the top from what look like paper lanterns, at first.