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Helen St. James lays down a winner

Helen St. James lays down a winner

Nov. 27 | The guys were hunkered down in the studio lobby munching on sandwiches and chips, sipping beer. Cooling their heels, shooting the breeze. The last time they’d hung with Helen had been her send-off gig several weeks ago at Kenny’s Castaways...

Helen St. James saves the day

Helen St. James saves the day

Nov. 20 | Katie had eased the door barely ajar, just enough to eavesdrop on Keith’s heated exchange with Samantha. When Keith responded to the kid’s last comment — “I’m not doing it” — Katie hurriedly retreated back into the engineering booth,...

Samantha blows the gig

Samantha blows the gig

Nov. 13 | Everybody was fed up, waiting around for the session to get underway. Few folk are more irritably restless than a bunch of bored musicians. Especially when they are some of highest paid hired guns in town. Keith was, for the last 40 minutes, having...

Keith turns down a tempting invitation

Keith turns down a tempting invitation

Nov. 6 | Keith let the shower water pour over him, pleasantly jolting his bourbon-soaked brain into a reasonable semblance of awareness. As the spray washed away the rest of his hangover along with last night’s funk, his thoughts gathered his memories into...

Keith mulls over Samantha Smith, object of Lesli’s jealousy

Keith mulls over Samantha Smith, object of Lesli’s jealousy

Oct. 30 | One thing at a time, Keith reasoned, sipping his coffee, chewing the bagel, debating whether to change clothes or keep on what he’d passed out in. He’d deal with the prospect of Lesli getting jealous over his working with Samantha Smith if and...

Keith reflects on Lesli’s imperfections, including that jealous streak

Keith reflects on Lesli’s imperfections, including that jealous streak

Oct. 23 | Luis, Keith mused, had given him hell about dropping him off at his doorstep last night lit up like a Christmas tree. Well, too damned bad for Luis. Luis, after all, had somebody to come home to and catch hell from. Keith sat in the kitchen nursing...

Lesli gets blamed for a drunken brawl  

Lesli gets blamed for a drunken brawl  

Oct. 16 | Maria cut Keith and Luis off. After one had downed several double-Jack-rocks and the other polished off as many Margaritas. Luis gave her a look. Keith started to say something. She gave them both a silencing look. Luis paid the bill and they got...

Luis’ advice: Get with another woman

Luis’ advice: Get with another woman

Oct. 9 | Keith looked lost. “Yeah, well, Louie, I thought she was the one, too. Then, well…” “Well?” his friend retorted. “Well is a hole in the ground.” He knew Luis meant well and only had his good in mind. His friend, though, would do well...

Lunch with Luis might ease Keith’s blues

Lunch with Luis might ease Keith’s blues

Oct. 7 | Three in the afternoon. Keith sat with his bare feet propped up on the coffee table, hung over like hell, nursing a beer, watching the Mets lose their fourth of the last five games. On top of which, he had lost Lesli. What the hell else could go wrong?...

Keith’s long reverie of romance ends when Lesli pops the big question

Keith’s long reverie of romance ends when Lesli pops the big question

Jul. 31 |       At length, Lesli had made the transition from L.A. to NYC in fairly fine shape, getting her legs beneath her once she’d decided to accept the gig running the research library at the American Museum of Natural History. Her next...