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Everything Is an Afterthought [23 Apr 2007|12:05pm]

I recently sold my first book. In conjunction, I've established another LiveJournal to report on the project's progress, occasionally provide links about, and writings by, its subject, Paul Nelson (long-time champion of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, and famous for his Rolling Stone cover story about Warren Zevon's battle with alcoholism), and share snippets of information or parts of interviews that may or may not be covered further in the final product.

The new journal shares the book's working title, Everything Is an Afterthought: The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson. Just follow the link.

Anybody interested in learning more about this brilliant critic, whose own life proved just as mysterious and fascinating as the artists' about whom he wrote, is welcome to join. As well, tracking the process of how a book goes from sale to publication should prove interesting. I'm rather curious about that part myself...

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[06 Mar 2007|01:24pm]

I just made reservations for Easter weekend at the Hotel Chelsea. I can't wait!

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[04 Oct 2006|01:43am]

For those who love Contemporary art...
... this is society of fans and visitors of Contemporary art museum - KIASMA, situated in the center of Helsinki. Everybody who's interesting in the modern and contemporary arts in common are also welcomed! Working languages: Finnish and English.


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[09 Apr 2006|09:29pm]

Be sure and check out the wonderful blog based on the Chelsea Hotel and all things/people Chelsea.

It's big fun!!

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Leonard Cohen's The Future [05 Apr 2006|09:29pm]

Nice community you've got here. I just posted a review of Leonard Cohen's The Future over at my blog Mere Words. Cohen, of course, has quite a history at the Chelsea Hotel (where, according to Cohen, Janis Joplin mistook him for Kris Kristofferson). Your comments are welcome. Enjoy.

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[06 Oct 2005|08:49am]

I'll be staying a the Hotel Chelsea next week. I leave on Sunday. I'm going to be there for the anniversary of the death of Nancy Spungen. That's important to me. And I have a lot of memories there. I'm wondering if I'll be visiting any ghosts? Or...if any ghosts will be visiting me? My tarot reading last weekend said this visit would be a closure and a beginning. I don't know what that means yet. But some of the past connected with that hotel will probably be the closure. That's sadly sentimental to me. And I know it's time for a beginning of something new. But I like the comfort and safety of the past. Ahhh me.

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[23 Sep 2005|06:31pm]

[ mood | Industrious ]

Hey Kids!

Do any of you happen to know of any truly fabulous (or even just somewhat fabulous, or not-fabulous-at-all-yet-still-informative) books on the history of the Cheslea Hotel? Particularly Bob Dylan-era Chelsea Hotel? I would be eternally grateful...

love and bohemia to all.

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my east coast trip - monday (lots of chelsea pictures) MORE TO COME! [23 Aug 2005|02:48am]

i had to wake up far earlier than my already sleep ridden body wanted to. my bus to midway left michigan city at 8am, so mom and i hightailed it out the door by 8am our time. we just barely made it in time. i hopped on the bus and did my best not to sleep through my transfer.

airport and plane ride. Read more...Collapse )

nj transit train and first nyc subway ride. Read more...Collapse )

chelsea hotel
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we eventually made it to the lobby and sat for a bit. it was the best place to people watch. a VERY pretty young fellow was painting a picture, people who looked like their dogs were going for walks, and everyone was watching everyone else for a clue as to what they were about. it seemed everyone had a purpose, something to add to the aura of the hotel. is it something they gleaned from her walls, or is it something the hotel absorbs from the artists?

someone was shooting a film while we were in the lobby. i guess that means we're immortalized on celluloid? again, i should've asked what was going on... who knows, maybe i'll be in the theatre and see jesse and myself on the big screen? watch for us in that richard gere flick...

east village - cbgb's, st. mark's place, caravan of dreams. Read more...Collapse )

more chelsea people watching and times square. Read more...Collapse )

with heavy eyelids, we made it back to the hotel room and fell straight into bed. i didn't even have time to fret about the mealie mealie bugs. i even slept too hard to remember my dreams.

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[10 Aug 2005|11:18pm]

i'll be staying at the chelsea on monday night. it's my first time in the city and i thought i should do it the right way :)

i intend on taking lots of pictures... i'll be glad to share them!

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[28 Mar 2005|10:55pm]

there is this song called "the chelsea hotel oral sex song" by jeffrey lewis from antifolk records. sorry if somebody already posted about it. :o)

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"strung out like some christmas lights, out there in the chelsea nights" [20 Feb 2005|11:30am]

hi, i'm new here. yes, a n00b. anyway, i've recently become obsessed. i dream of living there, though for how long...my checkbook will only tell. one day though. anyway, in the interest list..edie sedgwick shouldn't have the second "e" in her last name. it's not sedgewick, even though it says so on the website too. she almost burnt down her room once. ahh, i have the picture of her right after it, i think laying on some other couch or something in another room. anyway, i'm glad this community is here. ♥

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Hello, world! [03 Feb 2005|12:39pm]

hi folks, this is Sam, and im a honest to goodness son of an hotel chelsea landmark. Mr. Larry Rivers!, i was thinking it would be a good idea to help folks out there, to help understand him as not only and artist but as a father!

comments will be answered promptly as i work from home

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tonight on IFC cable channel [19 Dec 2004|08:46am]
[ mood | waking up ]

Chelsea Walls

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Chelsea Walls [08 Dec 2004|08:31pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

For those who have seen it, what did you think of Ethan Hawk's film Chelsea Walls?

Although I thought it was a tiny, tad pretentious, I couldn't pull myself away from it. Vincent D'onofrio was great, as always.

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One night @ The Chelsea. [05 Dec 2004|07:08pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Anyone out there? Looks like such a great community -- hope I can discover some individuals here who adore this place as much as I do.

I admit -- I had to stay there. It was some random night. I lived in New York City for 6 months, and only spent one night at The Chelsea, but the experience was so intense I thought I was in a dream the whole time. Everything was beautiful, haunted and surreal. I spent the whole time just hanging out in the room, gazing out the window, wandering through the corridors, walking up and down the wrought-iron staircase. Definitely some incredibly profound energy there.

My room had a magnificent fireplace and lush, purple bed covers, and a bright red exotic lounge chair.

Though my favourite part was seeing all the paper mache dolls hanging by their necks from the ceiling next to reception.

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The Thanksgivgin Episode [25 Nov 2004|08:37pm]

[ mood | ready for a nap and stuffing ]

So I'm new here- I found this community when I added Brendan Behan to my inetrests list. My name is Courtney, I live in NJ, I'm a junior in high school.

I have a lit journal if you're interested.

Favorite authors?
Depends on the day. Behan because I'm reading him right now. Rilke. Philip Larkin. Jim Carroll. I'm also reading the Little Prince (in English and my German translation- I take German). Joe Weil, who is an awesome person. A huge bunch of people I can't remember. I hate it when that happens.

So anyway... happy artificial holdiay to all of you.

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straggling by [14 Nov 2004|02:03pm]

Slow here, eh.

Well the history on community/user page I find very interesting. Found the community because I added Maurice Girodias to my interest list and looked to see who else did. By the way, there is a typo in the interest list. Should be Norman Rubington with only 1 "b."

I've never stayed at the Chelsea and I avert my eyes when I walk past. Though I must admit to staring at what I might see in my periphery. The Chelsea is legend. A stop for many whose paths I've examined. Not ready yet (and have no reason) to have my illusions and dreamt remembrances be challenged by current physicality.

I couldn't afford to live there. Ever puzzled over the circumstances of the bohos who made it their home. Perhaps significantly different economics of another time.

Since the building is profiled on the user info page, perhaps the messages and comments could acknowledge and build anecdotes on the people who've stayed.



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[13 Nov 2004|10:11pm]



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Dee Dee Community ||New!|| [07 Sep 2004|02:43pm]


Hotel Chelsea folks welcome, too...definitely.

I just started this community for DEE DEE RAMONE. It's brand new and I would love for some Dee Dee fans to come over and join!

come on over to dee_dee_ramone !!

All Ramones fans welcome, of course! Just keep the subject centered on Dee Dee over there, k?
Anyone with interests that have anything to do with Dee Dee are also welcome!

...it's so lonesome over there without you.

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