Three years ago I was promoting two of my ideas for a musical that resemble La La Land.
I watched the movie ‘Grease’ for the first time. I posted this in November. When I got that letter from Rena, I thought it was on……… ‘Love Dance’.
Walking with Marilyn after school weeks after we met, a menacing chopped-Mercury pulls into the gas station where we are walking, right next to us. It’s eighteen year old Danny, who has been in love with Marilyn since she was thirteen. He’s got his arm hanging out the window, with t-shirt. He is showing off his gun, his biceps. We made eye-contact. Marilyn looked nervous. There was a chance Danny would fight me, something he was good at. I was sixteen. I gave him the look back. Growing up in Oakland this was the norm. We had gangs in school, the Esquires and Cavaliers. My brother and I were not invited to join a gang because everyone heard about our fights…
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