I recently (June 1997) rediscovered
some notes concerning December - May 1974, very short and
of unknown origin (included in the 1977 additions). I include
them in italics (they mainly consist of only the date and
location. Except for May, they seems to be accurate)...
read 'A Separate Peace' (112)
on the 3rd and 4th.
We began to go to Mike's place at this time. We'd sit in his
room or out in other parts of the house, drink instant coffee
or watch TV. His house was at one time a summer cottage left
over from the time when the area had been a resort town, it
was an old place at least (and just around the corner from
mine). It was a small bungalow on a small lot, with bushes
and evergreens in front.
of a party at Rob's c. January (possibly the 19th), referred
to by Gillian on a tape (recorded c. 1976).
January 4, Friday
I've decided to try and get away from "the group"
for awhile-Sue has gotten upset over me once or twice, while
she was drunk, so I think I'll just stay out of trouble.
I went over to John Taite's and met Brad and Bob there. They
had a mickey of Southern Comfort and one of rum, and we decided
to go down to the Cartier bar. We sat there drinking and talking
for awhile, and then Bob, John and me walked over to Gillian's
at about 10:45. We only stayed for about 20 minutes, and on
the way back I lost $80-my money for an ounce of hash. I had
it in my sock [or
sack? In the '80's Andy would keep his money in a small sock],
but in the bar I took it out, gave 5$ to Brad and didn't put
it back right. I went back along my route and looked but couldn't
find it. However, all was not lost. I still had my post office
check to buy dope with.
January 11, Friday Bob Dylan and the Band Concert
I spent $7:50 for the ticket, but it was worth it. I had some
hash, Danny Envis [Hinves]
some grass and Heather + Pat brought 2 bottles of rum. Pat's
sister drove us down, we got there at about 7:10. Pat+ Heather
went into Alexis Nihon and Danny and me split to a tavern
to look for some friends. We didn't find them so we went into
the Forum. Our seats were in the whites, behind the stage.
After awhile the girls
showed up and gave us a bottle of rum as a present.
Dylan + the Band came on together and did some of his new
songs and some of his old ones done to electric music (lay,
Lady, lay). Then Dylan went off and the Band did some of there
stuff (Stage Fright, the shape I'm in, Up on Cripple Creek,
the night they drove old Dixie down, the Weight) this was
one of the high points. They were excellent.
the break Dylan came on, alone, with his acoustic guitar and
harmonica. He did some very good songs (Desolation Row, Just
like a woman) but I didn't think it was as good as it could
have been. He changed the tunes and the style too much, and
anyways, the sound system was more for electric.
the Band came on again + played with Dylan. Everybody was
getting into the music (Rag, mama, rag; it's all right ma,
I'm only bleedin'). For the last song they put the house lights
on. It took a lot of clapping, stomping and yelling to get
them on again, but nobody really expected them not to. They
did Like a Rolling Stone-this was the best part-put up the
house lights and had everybody clapping, singing along + standing
on their seats. Right after this song they split, which pissed
me off a bit-they could have played a bit longer, concidering
me paid $7:50.
the show we walked along St. Catherine's, looking for a place
to eat. We didn't find one so we went to Alexis Nihon Plaza,
where we met Dave Essiambre and Dave Hughes who had been out
drinking. Pat's father gave us all a ride home.
112. One of the most homoerotic books ever offered in our high
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