I would have preferred prison but they sent me here instead. It’s worked. Havana’s a paradise and Fidel is god. Just get me out of here. I’ll never open my mouth again.Cuban ambassador to the DPRK in 1970.
Walking home from the bar I remember The Mercy Seat was a thing that existed. And I burst out into a laughter that was thankfully muffled by a passing freight train.
The Mercy Seat was a Gordon Gano (front of the Violent Femmes) project that subjected Zena Von Heppinstall’s gorgeous gospel voice to Femmes-esque musicality and theatrics. I’ve no idea why anyone thought that was a good idea, but the late 80’s were confusing. Anyway, it’s awful mostly.
Ernie Lynch, MD. listens to Boyz II Men and enjoys a Cuban.