Saturday, January 8, 2011

any questions?

yes, you in the vintage nikes...yes, they're very nice, but i hope you're wearing something under that trench coat......well, then you've probably come to the wrong place, anyway...(weirdo)...no, folks, this blog has nothing to do with running...or even running shoes...no...it's not about exercise of any kind...yes, i'm sorry, too...(man, we are off to a great start)...ok, let me tell you what i'm doing here...on second thought, let me tell you some other things (i'm not really sure why i'm here)...first thing you might want to know is that my real name is not sammy...i was given that name by an old friend of mine who died a few months ago...in some kind of role playing/fantasy world (we were about 14 years old at the time) he was green lantern and i was sammy...and that's how i first came to be called "sammy"...later, in high school, i wrote a column for the school paper called "what makes sammy run" which, coincidentally, was also the title of a one-man broadway show starring sammy davis jr....so, (are you still with me?) after high school, college and beyond, i wasn't using the name anymore and people were referring to me by my real name...then, one day, a guy i knew from my industry, who had just returned from the west coast started calling me sammy...you see, he was at a party in los angeles where he met a friend of mine from high school...when this high school friend discovered that the new york guy was in my line of work, he asked him if he knew sammy...once they figured out that sammy and i were one and the same, it wasn't long before lots of people from work were referring to me as "sammy"...i suppose it got confusing for a few people but i always had a handle on it...sometimes i introduced myself as sammy and sometimes not...look, it's not so strange to ME...you asked, and now you know.......what IS a little funny is i haven't used that name for at least 20, maybe 25 years, and now, it's back again for the sake of giving some kind of identity to this blog...there are still some people that i run into from time to time--people from high school or from work or other places where i used that name--they refer to me as sammy...anyway, if you've got no more questions, i'm gonna take a break...