Monday, May 20, 1985
After work got ready for the Claudia Cohen party at the Palladium. I was late picking up Cornelia, she was waiting downstairs. And we cabbed to 14th Street, and it was all limousines...
And Claudia's mother was there, so glamorous and really beautiful, whereas Claudia is just "cute" But it'll be a while before Ron Perelman trades her in, and she can help him a lot in the meantime.
The party was all these old guys dancing around with their new young wives that they traded in for.
Steve Rubell said the other day the Claudia was paying the Pointer Sisters $100, 000. They came on after the dessert and did six or eight songs. And I had the best seat, right in front of them at table 7. Cornelia was at table 1 with Roy Cohn and his boyfriend...
Boy George and Marilyn (British pop singer Peter Robinson) came in at the end...
The food was pretty good-- Glorious Food. But they don't have the real beauties for waiters anymore. You aren't knocked out. Now they have sort of the thirty-five look... And the Glorious Food waiters wear white gloves now, I guess Glorious makes them in order to prevent the [email protected]
#ing from spreading.
It's a good idea because I spotted a friend of Victor's among them.
The only glittering personality there was Geraldo Rivera.
Thursday, May 23, 1985
...Paige picked me up but she was only in a taxi not a car. And I said I'd said to get "a car" and she said, "Well this is
a car" (cab $9).
Then got to the Apollo and there were millions of cops. It was the Hall and Oates taping and it was a benefit for the Negro College Fund. Hall and Oates came on and they were great, did all their hits.... And then two of the Temptations came on and jammed with them and they were great, and you could really see that that's who Hall and Oates copied.
And when it was over we left and the cops were just crazy for Boy George. I've never seen anything like it. They just all wanted his autograph so much, and Marilyn (Peter Robinson) said to one of them, "I want to have an affair with you," and the cop said, "I have someone you'll really like." I mean, I really have never seen that kind of thing going on with the cops.
Wednesday, May 29, 1985
So I was with this model with blond hair and piercing black eyes, and he knew all about "walk-ins." They're when somebody else walks into your body. It makes sense. It happens if you're having this trauma or if you're sick or something.
And you know, when I was little I remember I was really sick and didn't like school and had to be dragged there and then one day I changed--after that I loved school and everything, so I think somebody may have walked into me then...
I'm not clear on who the walk-ins are. Souls. And I'm not clear on where they come from.
Monday, June, 10, 1985
The morning started off with the doorbell ringing so loud and it was Crazy Matty and the neighbors are really getting upset from him hanging around all the time.
When Benjamin came he went out to talk to him and Matty has his days all mapped out--his schedule is as big as mine. Like at 1:00 he's going to go and bother Warren Beatty at the Carlyle, at 3:00 he's going to make a nuisance call to Woody Allen, then at 8:00 he has the Emmys to attend where he'll stand behind the police lines and scream at Celeste Holm on her way in, things like that.
I gave him $.25 to call Brigid at the office and divert him away from me.
Friday, June 14, 1985
During this morning I went down to the Seagram's building for that "How to Paint" video thing that the computer company, Commodore
, wants me to be a spokesman for.
And I guess I got the job. I was afraid that they were going to put a spotlight on me and have me draw in front of 700 people, but it was okay. It's a $3000.00 machine like the Apple
thing but can do a hundred times more.