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wSaturday, January 14, 2006


My central website is http://members.aol.com/stewa/stew.html . For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html Thank you Third Page And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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Palliatives

All kinds of repairs and paints
pills and potions
pulling us through the nights
of fascist hell,

we could use social doses
of something satisfying with plans and possibilities
but the Democrats
can't even provide ice cream and cookies.
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Day In The Life -- So far I don't feel any serious side effects from the chemotherapy. So far-so good. The pot in a pill (Marinol) seems to be helping me. My appetite is a little better and so is my mood. I have to hold up on making judgments about what is making me feel better because when I got my regular draining yesterday, of abdominal fluid -- over 11lbs came out. So naturally the absence of the fluid makes me feel better. We'll see how the Marinol's mood raising abilities holds up later in the week when I restart the bloating process
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The Albert family vote was to watch Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a hip film about just how sexy cold blooded murder can be, especially if you are trying to snuff your own beloved nearest and dearest squeeze. I once saw this film on a plane without benefit of sound and didn't catch it's motivation. Even with the benefit of last night's audio, I still didn't get it.


posted by stew at 9:26 AM


wFriday, January 13, 2006


My central website is http://members.aol.com/stewa/stew.html . For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html Thank you Third Page And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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Stimulus & Response

If I run crazed with baseball bat
in museum of transcendence
and bust and break ancient beauty of love and hope
they would kick my ass back to Coney Island
sentencing me to endless hot dogs
of hellish eternity

What does it take to keep a fascist off the supreme court?
Guess he has to say
he's against abortion
and would personally kill a woman who had one.
Anything politer than that
gets nothing stronger
than a shrug of concern
from a sleeping Senators of Democracy.

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Day In The Life ---I began chemotherapy today -- its the drip style - I need to go to the hospital. So far no noticeable side effects. They also gave me Marninol --its a pot pill -- legal and by prescription. Yes, High Time fans I do feel a little stoned. I also had 11 lbs of a brownish liquid drained from my abdomen. I do feel better. I do hope the chemo buys me some extra time and life.


posted by stew at 2:59 PM


wThursday, January 12, 2006


My central website is http://members.aol.com/stewa/stew.html . For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html Thank you Third Page And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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Amusement

Big plans
for Christ World on hold
cause Robertson chose the wrong people for anger,
the Christians were gonna have giant Jesus robots
dog paddling in the Galilee
healing the sick
with spark o vision
and you could crucify yourself
by pushing a few buttons,
and measuring your pain,
it was OK for Preacher Pat to blame New Orleans on abortion
but if you' re going to insult an Israeli politician
better do business with the Arabs.

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Day In The Life -- I had a couple good visits yesterday from out of town friends - I enjoyed them a lot and they got my mind properly distracted. But I needed a few hours sleep before and after. I have another big visit this morning,
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The Big Store - The Marx Brothers. Did you hear the theory that humor can cure Cancer? Besides the Daily Show and the Colbert Report we have the never ending Marx Brothers. The Big Store is one of their later films so it has something of a plot but don't hold that against the work. It's slapstick surreal and wonderful. I feel better already.


posted by stew at 7:59 AM


wWednesday, January 11, 2006


My central website is http://members.aol.com/stewa/stew.html . For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html Thank you Third Page And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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Flim & Flam

Alito ground down and flat
explaining an extreme right wing life time
of serving tyrants of opportunity
as nothing to be taken seriously
when appointing him a lord high executioner,
proclaiming he's always just driving in neutral.
It would be like me claiming
my life long support for Fidel Castro
was based solely
on my belief in the Spanish language
and because
I wanted to keep my Panamanian Super happy.
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Day In The Life - I kept waking up last night. It was annoying. I killed some time answering early morning e-mail. Why do I spend some nights peacefully and others on sharp edges? I'll ask the doctor on Friday. The two day interview with S, my friend (with a book contract) from SF was interesting. He definitely has a case (back in the mid 60's) where two lefty organization offices were bombed and the police and Feds crazily tried to blame other left wing organizations for the bombings. No real investigation of the crimes ever took place, the real bombers were well protected by the Feds. S knows I know a lot about the lefty organizations in quetion. My guess the bombings was carried out by off-duty right wing cops.


posted by stew at 10:03 AM


wTuesday, January 10, 2006


My central website is http://members.aol.com/stewa/stew.html . For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html Thank you Third Page And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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The Sun Always Rises

Rain pouring down
like house arrest,
stumble with cane
looking out wet windows,
trying to remember the glowing sun
which first made me believe in revolution
when it didn't go away in December.
my first Berkeley winter.

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Day In The Life --- A Berkeley journalist friend did an interview with me about the VDC - he's got a book contract and some heavy new stuff on FBI - I fill in some facts and speculations. It's pleasant seeing him but after a couple of hours I run out of energy. We finish our interview today.

According to Judy (who reads the correspondence) doctors in Portland and SF no longer disagree on a long shot (better than doing nothing) chemotherapy. The more my cancer is discussed by experts the more atypical and unusual it seems. Chemo will start on Friday.

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We saw original silent movie version of Showboat. It was screwed up because, made as a silent movie they attempted to turn it into a talkie but unfortunately much of the talking part is now lost -- so they filled in with subtitles. It's a good well acted melodrama about love, gambling and loving (enabling) a gambler. But what the hell happened to the promised part of Paul Robeson singing Old Man River, is that treasure also lost?


posted by stew at 9:44 AM


wMonday, January 09, 2006


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew. For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html Thank you Third Page And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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A Paul Falls

Mad Merlins
can't agree on potions
and Woody Allen
still can't manage
to take money and run
but old reliable friend comes by with dinner
I'm capable of taking the chicken
and sleeping,

woke up for silent Paul Robeson flick
Body and Soul
he was a corrupt violent women beating preacher
boy was he big and mean.

Mad Merlins better start agreeing
on notions of portions,
its bad enough I have the illness
but how can Paul Robeson
remain a villain?

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Day In The Life -- Really nice seeing KM last night -- good conversation and her chicken and rice was fantastic. Thanks to PC for his ongoing concerns. I took it very easy yesterday keeping the energy low and maybe that's why I was up for the visit. I'll be having a bunch of out of town visits this week. Some interviews.. Let's see how I hold up.


posted by stew at 8:24 AM


wSunday, January 08, 2006


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew. For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html Thank you Third Page And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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Future Empire

Sharon still in coma
I remember Jerry Rubin
with crashed brain coma
he never woke up,
doctor's said just as well
his brain was a shattered mess.
Wonder if they'll be doing Sharon a favor
by waking him?

This morning every part of me
feeling like broken down junk
wants to move into permanent immobility,
of not another inch
Only my brain is sharp and kicking
Do you remember
an old horror movie Donovan's Brain?
Maybe my head will outlive me
and secretly rule over a world wide Yippie empire
of hard core rascality.

Nah, Jerry and Abbie would be too jealous
always looking for a photo opportunity,
and a media excuse,
they would disconnect my wires
in the name of democracy.
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Day In The Life -- Yesterday was a good day, we drove to the rainy nature preserve in Washington. Only the white herons were missing - seems this is not their season. An old friend came by with a delicious chicken and vegetable soup (and conversation) . I can't eat as much as in the pre-cancer days but I still can get off on tastes. We talked about harmless ways I might express some of anger of my situation. Writing still seems at the top of the list.

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Crash - A stunning flick about racism (LA style) and reverse racism and how it's always lurking and twists of fate and unexpected accidents can send it raging into the world. Matt Dillon play a racist cop with stunning complexity.


posted by stew at 10:03 AM