Friday, March 15, 2013


Is it wrong to want to live on your own?
No, it's not wrong - but I must know; 

Is it wrong not to always be glad ?
No, it's not wrong - but I must add:

Boot the grime of this world in the crotch, dear
And don't go home tonight;

Throw your homework onto the fire
Come Out And Find The One You Love. 


  1. Curtis, until I looked at the link I didn't know Kevin Ayers had died. How sad. Lovely images and lyrics.

    1. Kevin passed away on February 20. The international press attention was quite unbelievable, actually. (Just Google "Kevin Ayers" and look under News.) I wonder what Kevin would have made of it? I can fill you in sometime on what I know. I've been spending a lot of time listening to his music (something I've always done pretty regularly) lately. Among other things, I've been rediscovering what an extraordinary achievement Joy Of A Toy is. His passing hit us very hard -- we haven't told Jane yet -- and it affected a lot of people that way. Tim Shepard, the artist whose work I covered a few days ago who presented images of Benjamin Britten country (among other sights) was Kevin's manager and the person who midwifed Kevin's last record, The Unfairground, into existence. Tim's an American who lives in London and an exceptionally nice person, as well as a very talented artist. We've been in touch a lot lately. It's been a sort of sad, stressful beginning of the year, but seeing you in Brooklyn made up for a lot of the awful stuff. Tomorrow I'm having lunch with our classmate Rick Vallely near Swarthmore. Will fill you in on that later also. I'm looking forward to it. Curtis