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Back Story Blues


War, 2003, 17″ x 13″ x 4″ – assemblage & foto by Smith

Time to reintroduce myself to new and old with this freshlyly updated cliff notes version of my basic back story, my anti-cv, my real résumé . . . 65 years of the good, the bad and the real ugly.

Smith 2011

1940s
Bitterroot Mountain born

1950s
farm boy cow milker chicken-rabbit-hog waste remover
hod carrier

1960s
paper boy
shoplifter
car thief
house wrecker
sailor
radar electronics technician
poet
USNA Midshipman
artist
hippie
life insurance salesman
husband

1970s
chemist
armed robber
prison cook
bankrupt
graphic arts salesman
Bethlehem Steel extra man
snow cone flavor delivery man
college graduate
newspaper film / music / book / stage critic
milkman
avant garde theater manager
women’s shoe salesman
divorced
computer operator
drug dealer
carnival laborer
adulterer
church janitor

1980s
programmer analyst
drunk
condo owner
publisher/editor
celibate

1990s
near dead
sober
european traveler

2000s
unemployed
cancer
retired
remarried
expat
10 countries 3 continents 31 months
repat

2010s
hip replacementee

— Prologue to soon to be self published memoir titled

Stations of the Lost
a true tale of
armed robbery, stolen cars, outsider art, mutant poetry,
underground publishing, robbing the cradle, and leaving the country

by Smith & Lady


Vampires on the Beach – assemblage & foto by Smith

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