Hi Carole, I will definitely look for your submission. How soon should I start bugging you for it? :)
I'm hoping to get back to Wildacres next summer. My daughter had major health issues this past year, so that kept me home. She is doing well now. She started college this fall (as a 16-year-old) so my husband and I are pretty much empty-nesters and my time is getting to be more my own.
Olga has been very busy, preparing her lecture for the Linback (sp?) award and writing a grant proposal for the"Big Read" program as well as teaching her classes. She has attended the Westchester Poetry Conference the past couple of years and has just recently had a few of her poems accepted for publication.
I figured, in the case of The Clash, there were no new tales to tell. Sean Egan’s The Clash on The Clash, however, offers a compelling counter-argument.
In September 1983, completely against character, Clash founder and guitarist Mick Jones showed up for rehearsal on time, only to be sacked by Joe Strummer, with a nod of assent from Paul Simonon. The drama and hilarity that preceded this end-of-an-era incident is well-documented: see Pat Gilbert’s Passion Is a Fashion (2004), Chris Salewicz’s Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer (2006), the exhaustive work of Marcus Gray, two dozen titles by Clash-de-campers and fanatics…