downstairs in the basement of the Centennial Center at Abbott
with Janet, Bob [Callen, who at this
time would have been 25. He didn't go to Abbott, but like
to hang around there smoking drugs and playing guitar. Janet
introduced him] and others. [He
smoked some wonderful black hash with us].
this meeting with Bob, the final phase of this era begins.
In many ways this part of the journal should end here. By
1976 I was actively pulling away from what was left of the
old group, spending more time with my drawings and hashish.]
had to sit out on the ledge of the windows in the lobby of
the CC in breaks because the lounge was closed to us again.
It became known as 'the Veg Ledge'. Drug smoking continued
real return to photography, with pictures taken at Abbott.
Mish and Rob
October 3-5 Friday-Sunday
and I went to the farm. Rob, Mich and Ralph met us there.
[it really wasn't any fun.
were to many memories there, good and bad. Ralph was bored
because he hadn't been part of the earlier trips. The plaque
was still there...
morning a family came to look at the place, as we were planning
to sell it. While showing them a back field a bull got interested
in us, we left (the idiot man didn't see this as a problem).
Lincoln didn't behave well on the return trip].
to drive into Abbott and the Lincoln's engine seized [at
Woodland ave and the 2&20, the oil pump failed. After
arranging details], I took
[my mother's car and] my sister's TV to Abbott.
We watched the Marx Brs 'Night at the Opera'.
and I had looked at it earlier, and on this day I ] got
the van. [A 1969 Econoline, it turned
out to be a bit of a disaster. It's glory years were 1976
and 77, serving as a motel at Long Sault and in New York City.
It was carpeted top to bottom inside, with a bed at the back
and captain chairs upfront. There were speakers installed,
two oval windows on either side at the back...now for the
problems: it had no power steering or brakes, in the wind
it handled like a box (which it was), by 1977 the engine needed
reboring, it sat in the driveway for years until sold in 1980
for peanuts. But in 1975 all that was in the future...]
Night Live premiered October 11, and though unrecorded in
the journals, we did watch it.
may have been October 12 that I took the van down to visit
Gillian at Alex's.
19th birthday. At Fairview with Gillian, the antiques show
was there. Went to dinner with my family at L'Habitant, a
restaurant in a house from 1789.
Ralph, Mike and I went to see Heart and Rod Stewart
[with Ron Wood] at the Forum
[not bad]. Met Heather, Louise and Brenda on the
bus [coming back?] .
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