just learnd of the death of Mel Cheren.
in the fall of 2003 I gave my first NYC reading at Bowery Poetry Club. when it was over the emotion was so strong I slowly walkd back to Chelsea where I was staying at Colonial House. too excitd to sleep I went to the lobby & there was the inn's famous owner. our conversation began with the renovations being done to the place & went on to the art world. unfortunately we never got to stories of Paradise Garage but apparently those have been documentd in both a book & film.