we had something in common let the winds of freedom blow the prison gates open… My crime was calling the Guardia Civil “fascist Nazi pigs ” back in 1973 when Franco was in power …They were hassling us for being hippies. I sang Spanish Civil War songs in prison much to the distress of the […]
#bobdylan,#ajweberman,#pinkfloyd,#formentera Ok listen up y’all ! This was on the Spanish island of Formentera where i am living except this was back in 1973 when i was stranded there after being arrested by Franco’s Guardia Civil on the Mainland and thrown in jail for for calling them Nazi pigs .(see story on my blog at jonathondlipsin.com) […]
My older brother Brian and I .He is coming in on Sunday to see me The Jonathon and Brian Lipsin Bottle Business Inc… This was my first entrepreneurship. My older brother Brian and i went into the bottle business. We had it down. There were apartments going up all around us and we made friends […]
Back in 1972 i borrowed this book from Cathy Rademacher and tried not to give it back. I was praying she would forget . She didn’t. This was the book about the 60’s i always wanted to write. It was amazing in it’s narrative about that era . Cathy demanded it back and after awhile i did […]
Definition of Chutzpa The Prime Minister had just come under fire because he took his entire staff to Paris for lunch on the taxpayers dime. Everyone was outraged. The Government called me about having a meeting for me to justify a tax appraisal i had done for Randy Bachman of the Guess Who rock band […]
Ok here goes this story about Kansas City. It was in the late 70’s. My father was attending the N.A..I.R.D. convention ,indie record distributors iand it was held in Kansas City so i flew in from Toronto to hang out with all the small roots Americana and blues labels and we got to the hotel […]
with a modicum of objectivity i don’t have any issue with anything . This is a good thing. I am just letting it all go these days. I know who i am and what i need to do anyways .
I remember taking my son Jeremy Lipsin when he was 3 years old to see Santa and Jeremy was sitting on Santa’s lap and Santa said ,”So little boy what would you like for Christmas ?” Jeremy looked at him and said ,”Nothing .I am Jewish!” Santa turned to Jeremy and said ,”Don’t tell anybody but so […]
That moment when you are in a bookstore in your old hometown of Montreal and you see an old familiar book.I and Thou by Martin Buber and you open the front page and you see your name in the book from 1976. You can check out but you can never really leave.
I watch the classes in action as fat Italian women and their maids with sundry children in tow make their way to the Infinity pool and sprawl out.The maids ,three of them of Filipino and Brazilian origin wait dutifully by the side as their employees take over the sun chairs.The children run around noisily under […]