Well, my plan was to go right home and go to bed, but here I sit with my laptop listening to Antony & The Johnsons. So, when I picked up my mail the sun was starting to set and I took a few pix of places near to my mail box place on Market in the Castro.

I meant to take a shot of Sweet Inspirations — one of my fave haunts. There is a rumour running about the Castro that they are about to close shop because their rent is too high. …is that a Starbucks I smell? UGH! But, I failed to take a picture because just as I was about to — two elderly gents asked me if I could direct them to Beck’s Motor Lodge. Now, everyone who has ever spent any time in SF knows that the Beck’s Motor Lodge is a place of sordid gay action. …and it is directly across the street from Sweet Inspirations. So, it didn’t take me long to realize that they were being fresh with me. They were each sporting incredible amounts of leather and were doing their best to “work it” but I don’t think it was a great look for either of them — they both HAD to be in their early 70’s! But, more power to ’em! I just pointed across the street and teased, “Now, you both know where Beck’s is — we are not amused.” …they gave me a laugh. I was actually trying to get a picture of them cross Market to the motor lodge, but I am a lousy photographer. If you notice, there is a person in a blue shirt — he was waving to them. Cute — or sinister? Hmmmm…

And, this is the gym I plan on joining next month after my birthday! Yes, I am joining a gym! My pal, Bill, assures me that this is a nice one and it is fairly cheap and gay. …but not as cruisy as GOLD’s on Market for which I am just not pretty enough. …or pumped up enough. LOL! Also it is above my second favorite book store. My fave book store is on Van Ness by the Landmark Opera Movie Theatre. I think it is called “A Well Lit Place For Books” — or something like that. …it is the best book store I’ve ever visited!

I would not mind meeting RuPaul, but his new doll just scares me. I do not want to ever see this doll again. Creeps me out. …and, I love RuPaul! Oh well.

Ah, The Bagdad Cafe. …I just love it, tho I’ve not eaten there in a couple of months.

Asquew — my current favorite restuarant. Am having dinner there this Friday evening. This used to be a night club/bar. Karl and I …or Alan and I went there once back in ’97, but I can’t remember what it was called.

OH! And, Bauhaus tonight!!!!!! Yay! I can’t wait! I’ve my black hoodie all ready to roll!!! Not goth, but I hope not to stick out like a middle-aged thumb. …tho, I suspect most of the audience will be my age or older as they were most popular back in the very late 70’s/early 80’s. …I wonder if Daniel Ash will still be hot?

I was really bummed to hear that Charles Rocket killed himself. I guess they found his body in NY — he had slit his own throat. How sad. I always liked Charles Rocket — particularly in EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY and IT’S PAT. Also, not to be gross — but if one is going to kill himself, why would he opt to cut his throat? I mean — pain and horror. Yuck. Sad.

October 25, 2005. Uncategorized.


  1. g8s replied:

    Love the photo of that Beck’s place; looks like it fell out of a Wong Kar Wai flick. And I also love that you have a second-favorite bookstore. And Bauhaus? Will you be bringing us photos? Particularly if Daniel Ash is still hot…

  2. snarl71 replied:

    I hate when you show pics of San Fran…it always makes me want to return.

    I thought of you immediately when Charles Rocket died. You were the only person I knew who even knew who he was.

  3. Shigeki replied:

    I came here to your blog through Jon’s. I hope you don’t mind me stopping by.

    Thanks for the virtual tour of San Francisco. It’s always nice to see some of “real” non-touristy part of the town. how exciting. My favorite place would be Safeway on Market near Church St. station. 🙂

    Have a great day!

  4. thomas replied:

    i can’t believe you turned those two “gents” down. after all, weren’t you the one who told me to try out dating an older guy? in a little bit i think i may run down to the farmers co-op and see if a jeb or a rebus will try to pick me up 😉

  5. Karyn replied:

    For crissakes will you PLEASE be careful when you post pics of “the gym I’m joining” or “the place I hang out Wednesdays between 4-5pm”, lest some freakshow stalker person come find you!!!!! Sheesh! Now I have something else to worry about.

    Who the fuck kills themselves by slitting their throats??? Doesn’t sound right to me.

    Love U –

  6. Tim replied:

    Karyn’s right Matty, if one of us were to become a bit too ‘fond’ of you, who knows might happen! Every now and then I think about posting some pictures of my house or something, but then I always think twice about it because there’s so many weirdos out there. I did used to post about clubs that I went to, but then in those days I actually did want to meet new people, so I didn’t mind risking the odd stalker or two!!

  7. joe replied:

    oh sweet inspiration, that’s a great place. I have some very fond memories of it. didn’t know the place across the way was an action place. now, if the two leather dudes were hot and sexy, would you have gone across and taken some photos? 🙂

  8. matt replied:

    Joe — LOL! No, I would not have joined them. I guess I’m so over the one off hook up’s! …Have been since the very early 20’s. However, always flattering to be hit on! …I guess.

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