Aug 8, 2014
commented on Y'all Are Familiar With Bubble Puppy, Right?
I can't believe that you just wrote about Bubble Puppy and their 1969 hit "Hot Smoke & Sassafras"! When I was a 13 year old kid, this was THE song to end all songs.
It was my first ever 45 RPM record purchase and I played the shit out of that song, over and over and over. I couldn't get enough of it. And then then I never heard from Bubble Puppy again.
About a year ago, for some unknown and bizarre reason, I thought about this song again and found it on iTunes and YouTube. It just didn't sound the same to me as it did when I was a kid. Anyway, thanks for bringing back the memories. ;)
Now I'm gonna find me some Inna Gadda Da Vida to fill out the rest of my day.
Jan 25, 2013
commented on Washington, Maine, Maryland, Iowa, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Washington D.C., Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden
I lived in Newport, RI for a number of years over three periods of time from the early to late 1980s. It's a very small state, you can drive across the width of it in about 45 minutes as you traverse from CT to MA.
Because it is sandwiched in between two states that already have SSM (MA since 2005), I'm sure the citizens of RI have been able to witness first hand how SSM has impacted the heterosexual citizens and their family members who reside in those neighboring states... which is zero.
I'm confident we'll have SSM in RI soon, if not this year then the year after.
Jun 15, 2011
commented on Marriage Equality Within Reach in NY
I used to live in Hyde Park, NY so I called my old Senator, Steve Saland's office and told his staff to support Marriage Equality. Staff advised that he's reading the bill and has yet to make a decision.