The Pajama Game

Just got home after my first gig at Parkside Lounge. Here in the studio..reggae plays softly in the background Francesco our guest from Rome, now a dear friend and a great painter is hard at work painting..he usually paints all night every day..see his work at www.homepage.mac.com/francescomasci. Tonight I could hardly leave the house..after 4 and 1/2 hours of sleep last night I headed up to Mt Sinai to see Dr Alvin Tierstein..the pulmonary grand master as I try to get to cured from the cure I was on for Hepatitis C. Tierstein has a Sarcodosis Clinic and research study on this elusive auto imune disease. People who know me well..ie who see in person know that I have had a Sarcoidosis like symptoms at the end of my Hepatitis protocol. Dry cough, shortness of breath on exertion. last year this time I was doing 4 to 5 days a week of 1 1/2 hours of aerobics…today I could step up and down on a box for 3 minutes!!! The technician put me on oxygen!! Apparently the oxygen in my blood was going DOWN with excercise…tonight before my performance the great voice teacher (and singer) Barbara Meirer rightfully said she sensed that I wasn’t letting go of carbon monoxide….yes!Barbara and I met at Debbie Harry’s party for Blondie’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Shame as the great Chryssie Hynde refers to it,and instantly were ‘reunited’ as if we have been friends for decades… the same night I met Josh Kilmer Purcell , one of my newest ‘real ‘friends ..check out his book the whimsical and earnest “I am not myself these Days” www.iamnotmyselfthesedays.com Anyway…I wasn’t in the mood to go out, much less perform, much less leave my bed…I slept for three hours and then woke up…

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