Call me a terrorist and threaten my pay? Enjoy your nuked careers, yuh heathens.
(long story. tl;dr is at the end)
I used to work in hospitality in a metro known for it’s obscenely huge tourist population, you know, the city built around the Mouse. I was a manager for the recreational division of the hotel. So one day, my boss (who we’ll call Mary for the purpose of the story) comes into the shared managers office and starts rummaging around for something, and strikes up a small conversation about work related minutiae with me. It’s important to note she is actually 2 tiers above me, but was acting as head of the department while searching to replace my previous boss who recently quit (great guy by the way, huge loss to the company).
As we’re talking, she abruptly stops and says “By the way, you need to shave your beard, you look like a terrorist and I don’t employ terrorists”. Haha, funny joke between colleagues, right? Nope. I am half Indian and I do look middle-eastern, and have been taking this kind of shit since middle school. Plus, we’re not close, at all. So I reply as calmly as I can muster, “Hey, I get you’re trying to be funny, but on my end it comes off as pretty ignorant, so I’d appreciate it if you chilled out with the terrorist stuff” to which Mary retorts “Oh, I’m ignorant? We’ll see how ignorant I am during your annual review”, and proceeds to walk out of the room in a huff. My jaw dropped so low I could taste the floor.
Jimi Hendrix, London, January 1969, by Barrie Wentzell. “Jimi appeared live on Lulu’s T.V. show and caused a sensation when he stopped playing ’Hey Joe’ during the middle announcing, ’I’ve had enough of this!’ He started instead to play ’Sunshine of my Love’, a song by my favorite band Cream!. I saw Jimi by the window and asked Lulu if I could take a picture of them together. Jimi was a BIG star but agreed to a snap. This picture was taken later, with Jimi in a reflective mood and a great outfit.”
(Top and Bottom) 25 February 2017 at Subliminal Projects Gallery in Los Angeles, book launch for “I, Me, Mine” the extended version. Middle : George and Ringo Handwritten lyrics to “Hey Ringo” from “I, Me, Mine” the extended version.
“At a private reception February 25 at artist Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects gallery in Echo Park, Starr was perusing the lyrics to one of the previously unpublished songs included in the new volume, one that name checked him, “Hey Ringo.”
After smiling at a rhyme about “my guitar sounds so bare / when your drums aren’t there” the 75 year old drummer * became choked with emotion by the next line, “Hey Ringo, there’s one thing that I’ve not said/ I’ll play my guitar with you til I drop dead”
“I’m sorry” he said, his eyes misting and turning back toward his wife, actress Barbara Bach.
- Excerpt from Los Angeles Times, 2 March 2017, “Memories Of the Quiet Beatle” by Randy Lewis
idk why I forgot about that but when I saw green day at southside festival and the power went out the crowd started singing random songs and one of them was a german party/schlager song called hey baby and billie was so confused by it he was just running around on stage and tried to kinda join in it was so cute