FLASHBACK: "Let's go grab some houmas and baba ganoush at the Welles, honey." "Anybody playing tonight?" "Oh, Bonnie's probably there again, so it'll be fun." "Yeah, but she's always a bit loud and scratchy. And you just like her bod!" "Aw, c'mon, maybe someone else will jump in, too, like
one of those blues players she hangs with. Plus we can go see Harder They Come for the sixteenth time at midnight next door if she gets repetitious or too drunk again." "Can't we ever do something NEW, Ern?"
Real conversation with FIRST wife in Cambridge apartment in the early 1970s.
"Wow, honey, Terence Blanchard's new CD has Diana, Nora, Dianna, and Jane all singing solos with his band! Wanna sit and listen on our Parsifal/Aleph/EMC-1 MKII system, and y'know, cuddle?" "Aw, I think there's a rerun of ER on."
Real conversation with second (current) wife last week.