Someday those pictures are gonna come out . . .
As you know, I am a musician as well as an aspiring writer. Yes, I once lived the wild life folks, it's true. When my first cd came out, a wonderful, wonderful woman I met on the radio asked if I would do a photo shoot to use in her business portfolio. I said yes, and these pictures are the result of her fabulous direction, a bottle of wine, and Neil Young in the background. It was a crazy night and I had a horrible hangover the next day. But the pictures turned out great!
Her name at the time was Allegra Cloud. I'm pretty sure that has changed due to some big upheavals in her life shortly after this photo shoot. Allegra, wherever you are, I hope things are going well. You have a deep and wonderful heart.
I flipped my hair, I jumped up and down, I had people puffing furiously around me to create the smokey atmosphere, I was told to twist and turn and look alluring. "Put on more black eyeliner!" she yelled, so I did in the tiny bathroom with love scribbles all over the tiled walls that her husband Gary had written, slowly over the years. She made me slather vaseline in my hair, pull it up, toss it around. It was crazy. And I'd do it all over again.