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Keith a singing movie star?

Keith a singing movie star?

Nov. 19 | He’d caught a catnap on the flight from the Twin Cities. Middle of the afternoon, filming in Chicago at Rosa’s Lounge, Keith sat at the bar wondering just how much longer it’d take. He’d never quite got used to the hurry-up-and-wait of making...

If Lesli’d just make up her mind…

If Lesli’d just make up her mind…

Nov. 12 | First there was the show in St. Paul. Then Helen had hit him up at the last minute. Talked him into sticking around long enough for a quick trip to Chicago. She was killing two birds with one stone, a splashy gig at Rosa’s, which would also serve...

The show must go on

The show must go on

Nov. 5 | Hey, Helen!” Keith hollered across the stage. “You ain’t gon’ b’lieve this!” She was on the stage scanning the surroundings, taking a breather. And idly responded, “Yeah, yeah, what?” “Your boy just got arrested.” Helen gave him...

Mensah runs afoul of Lady Law

Mensah runs afoul of Lady Law

Oct. 29 | All during the run-through of both sets, between songs, everyone had been getting nice and wired tight. Keith called himself getting a breath of fresh air, got out to the sidewalk and staggered up the way, not weaving and wobbling, just unsteady enough...

The band finds a groove

The band finds a groove

Oct. 22 | Keith wasn’t sure which dressing room to go to. Helen would be situated in the bigger quarters. Sam, as the opener, would have the other. Getting double-paid, Keith was backing them both. He decided to go to Helen’s dressing room where, it turned...

Keith reflects on the price of fame

Keith reflects on the price of fame

Oct. 15 | Helen, poor thing, didn’t get 10 feet before being noticed. Shades or no shades, if the broad worked construction, she still was gorgeous enough to stop rush hour traffic on a dime. And once you looked closely enough, you knew who she was. Someone...

Keith can’t shake that uneasy feeling

Keith can’t shake that uneasy feeling

Oct. 8 | Keith finally broke down and called home. No answer. Must be at work. He left on the voicemail, “Baby we just got here. If you’re up late, give me a call at Room 312. Or in the AM.  Love y’, darlin’.” And hung up, deciding there was no...

Keith gets some distance  on the relationship

Keith gets some distance on the relationship

Oct. 1 |   They woke to the phone ringing. It was Scott looking to set up a gig for when Keith got back from the Twin Cities. “Talk to me when I get back, man.” “Well, it didn’t hurt to say something.” Scott wasn’t terribly disappointed...

Lesli and Keith get back to their lives — with a twist

Lesli and Keith get back to their lives — with a twist

Sep. 24 | When Lesli dropped that “Just decided to keep it” bomb, Keith couldn’t believe she hadn’t at least talked with him before making up her mind. And told her so. On the one hand, yes, it’s her body. On the other, that was him in there,...

Lesli drops some bombs

Lesli drops some bombs

Sep. 17 | “You’re not going to stay so Keith can meet Louise?” Everyone was in the kitchen, finishing breakfast. Mari and Keith topped theirs off with glasses of Alka-Seltzer. “Next time, Mom. I’m going into the job this afternoon and he’s…” She...
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