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."


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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