I met Andy Warhol once.
It was quite a while ago. It would have to be; he left us – died, to be more specific – back in 1987. According to people who know about such things, “He was one of the most famous and important cultural figures of the late 20th century.”
We both used the same film lab. One day I was patiently waiting for work I was there to pick up when a messenger came in. He was dressed like any other NYC messenger: dirty jeans, worn-out jacket, etc. But then I noticed that shock of platinum hair; that could only be one person. It was no messenger, it was definitely Andy W.
“Morning,” I said to him. He glanced in my direction and uttered a brief, low-pitched sort of gurgle which could have been his version of “Good morning” or perhaps, rather, “God, I wish people would leave me alone.”
That was the extent of our conversation. The only reason I bring up this historic occasion is that he, of course, was known for his theory that everyone was going to be famous for 15 minutes – and it looks like my time has arrived.
That remarkable duo, Sandy and Pam, have seen fit to bestow their WOW – “Words of Wisdom” – accolade on my modest, fitfully-entertaining blog, “Savage Reflections,” beginning today. Though I’m relatively new to this blogging deal (I still haven’t figured out links), I’m well aware that it’s an honor to be a BON, a Blogger Of Note, and I thank them for it.
According to the rules of the organization, I am to wear the prescribed BON uniform, with epaulets, as well as carry the ceremonial sword (which comes in handy when reviewing troops). In addition, I am supposed to list three of my posts that might be representative of the type of stuff I churn out here. So, assuming you’re really that interested – which is assuming a lot – here are three suggestions.
You might check out “Meeting Sylvia Beach Again”; “Blogs With ‘Content’”; or any of the Magpie Entries.
And by all means, visit the “Words of Wisdom” blog and get to know Sandy and Pam, two remarkable women who believe in blogs with content.
Or you can email ‘em at: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 year ago