Thursday, May 05, 2005

15 Things About Me

Taking a cue from some blogging friends, here are 15 things about me you may or may not (care to) know:

1. I created what I believe to be the first all-Shemp Three Stooges film festival: Shempfest ’99 (New York City).
2. I own two guitars from the collection of the late Robert Quine.
3. I once scored a perfect 10 at a poetry slam. The poem read was "I Dream in Black and White So You Don't Have To."
4. I have had two out of the following three “ectomy” procedures: appendectomy, tonsillectomy, vasectomy (guess which).
5. My daughter Astrid is named after Astrid Kirchherr, who designed the Beatles’ haircuts; my son Reed is named after Lou Reed.
6. I saw The Who perform with Keith Moon, and saw Led Zeppelin perform with John Bonham.
7. My favorite sports team is the St. Louis Blues (hockey).
8. I once served as a juror on a murder trial.
9. I had a dog named Vanna, and cats named C07 and Chernobyl.
10. I thought professional wrestling was real well into high school.
11. I successfully ran for president of my college dormitory on the Gonzo ticket; I was known as “Dr. Steve” thenceforth.
12. I have always thought that being a poet is the coolest thing one could aspire to.
13. I have played in the following bands: Fireworks & Sex, Bob, The Original Rays, Frank’s Museum, The Drives, The Moe, So It Goes, X-Rays, The Smell of Love Orchestra, Full Vinyl Jacket, Kranky, Bikini Bottom, and The Avoiders.
14. I have seen Apocalypse Now over 100 times.
15. My name is technically "Stephen." If you want to get on my bad side fast, call me "Steffen."

4 Comments:

Blogger bikipatra said...

Wasn't Astrid Stu Suttcliff's girlfriend?

3:54 PM  
Blogger dottcomments said...

I'm trying hard, but I can't reconcile #12 and #14. This from the same person?

4:26 PM  
Blogger Steve Caratzas said...

1. Yes, Astrid was Stu Sutcliffe's girlfriend.

2. Colonel Kurtz, Marlon Brando's character, reads from the poem "The Hollow Men" by T.S. Eliot in Apocalypse Now.

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

exactly 20 years and a day before number 13 was posted, weren't you at CBGB?

2:45 AM  

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