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Musings People Index
updated July 21st, 1998
Acid Adam - lives in the King of Prussia Mall in PA, recently
discovered the whole world was not America
A. Faith - Charlottesville artist who makes over-accessorized
sculptures from junk, especially kitschy religious crap. Sarah Kleiner is
Alex Guldbeck - inspiringly offensive college friend, now in
Francisco with his own website
Alexis the Relentless Coupon Salesboy - speaks with a flat
monotone, and always relentless
Amy from Memphis - a retro-Mod who hangs out with the WTJU rock
Amy Sage - Jen Fariello's childhood friend and former
housemate; did stuff with Monster Boy for a time
Amy the Goth Girl - I met her through Monster Boy; she has her
Ana Klausmann - young photographer, also Nemo's mother
Andrew my old
housemate - fairly clean-cut, but he's sort of a wild and crazy
raver as well
Angela Venezian - one of the more
Aaron the SHARP -
committed to the American work ethic and always after one of the ladies
Baboose, the - the working name of
Peggy and Zach's child
Bad Beef - this guy was
among the many to developed a self-defeating interest in Jessika
Beth - usually dating someone I know, though I rarely see her
Bill - oldest member of Charlottesville party scene. Likes
beers and teenage girls.
Bn - former local musician, has his own website
Bri-Bri - a male friend of Jessika's from Malvern, now banned
from seeing Jessika by a jealous girlfriend
Carl Huffman - hippie artist father of both the Huffanator and
Jason Huffman, both Nazi Skinheads
Catherine DeGood - tall blond girl, always has her dog Diohji
by her side
Cecelia the Brazilian
Girl - likes dead things and little furry animals
Chaz - once wanted to be a
skinhead; now he's mostly just a charismatic bully
Ches my old
housemate - an artist who likes loud techno
Christin - girlfriend from
1991-1992, lived in a mansion on the beach but didn't know what a Blue Jay
CJ - Matthew Hart's unhealthy bisexual redneck friend from
Cory the Burrito Girl (former Coffee Cart Girl) - has
dreadlocks and lots of spunk
Crispina - familiar young girl in the local party scene, Large
Meat Pizza's older sister
Curious Digit Adam - musician who works at the C&O
Curious Digit Josh - musician who works at Plan 9 Music, has
one of the few attractive beards in town
Danielle (aka Small Wonder) - friend of the Dynashack who
helped with the founding of Blond House
Darius - swarthy former show-manager at the Tokyo Rose, still
jumpy from the days when we used to routinely crash the place
Darryl the Counselor - enigmatic punk rock bass player who
lives in a basement
Dave Mack - will invite anyone he meets to any party he knows of
David Ramsden - Deya's older brother. Has a huge menagerie
in his house in the 'hood in Richmond.
David Sickmen - local lowfi musician, obsessed by the grotesque
Dempsey - this loveable weirdo wears women's underpants and
rides a bike everywhere
Deya - a weird girl who
loves animals and makes strange sculptures
Diohji - a dog with an unhealthy psychological dependency on
Dink Boy - this scrawny blowhard wooed
Rebecca away from Monster Boy after getting beat up at Goth Central
Don - my psychotic brother
former lover/housemate. She paints with thick clotted oils and likes
Erin the Poet - often reads her poetry at Downtown Artspace
Farrell - to read the
C-ville, this author, car customizer, and womanizer is the
best thing since Thomas Jefferson.
Fast Eddie - an older somewhat manic Charlottesville
personality, always has a hare-brained scheme
Fatima - like Shanti and Savitri, a tall thin Durkee girl, but
much younger and slightly crazier
Francis the Rat - Deya's white rat; likes to hang out in couches
Franz - his angular face frequently conveys a cynically
patronizing air, but this is a distraction
Fred Oesch - local architect and artist, lives at a house on a
Freedom - white-haired vegan girl with an interest in
resourceful living and Beatniks
Funky Matthew - outgoing local guitarist and funk musician
Eric "the Huffanator"
Huffman - pissed-off Nazi skinhead who knows a lot about Vikings
Hapless Mike - he saved the 4-20 party
of 1997 with a big sack of muddy pot leaves
Encina Riffini - one
of the most inspirational of my college chums, this pretty little girl
kicked much ass
Henry the Charlie - one of Jessika's dolls
Hoagie - the name I gave my mother at the age of four
Ian Cohen - extroverted and energetic dance-party organizer and computer graphics whiz continually plagued by bad luck with the law
Jacques deBeaufort - local conceited artist. He likes to
photograph nude people.
Jamie Dyer -
well-connected local musician and computer geek
Janine - the wife of Nathan VanHooser
Jason Huffman -
sometimes a hippie, sometimes a Nazi skinhead, you never can tell what
he'll do next
Jatasya - stares blankly into
space and giggles sometimes
Jeff the Counselor - full of punk rock charisma
Jen Fariello - successful local photographer who owns and runs
the Downtown Artspace; we've slept together
Jenna - one of Senna's crunchy friends; once thought Jessika was two different people, one being a blue-haired bitch
Jesse, the Boy - turn
your back for a moment and the back forty is on fire
Jessika of Malvernia -
plagued by strange fascinations and overly tolerating the many weird boys
Joanna Road Rage
- yet another girl from Malvernia; she's impatient, fashion-conscious, obsessively indecisive and she complains a lot.
- loveable, whimsical artist type. Gets calmly enthusiastic easily.
Johnny Two Boom -
complains, sips cheap vino and likes to be fussed over by the ladies
John Zawacki - poet, bartender, hell of a guy, one of the first people I met in Charlottesville.
Furr - paranoid redneck now in jail for attempted murder
Joy Powley - my first real girlfriend, from 1987-1989. She
broke my heart.
Karen the German Girl - fresh
from Germany, she hung out with the goths and dyed her hair black, later
wrecking the home of Ana and Raphæl.
Katherine the Girl Across the Street - a flirtatious girl who
used to live in Minga's house
Katherine the Nurse - used to hang out at the Horrid Crash Pad
KC - artistic, sexy, and usually has a youthful boyfriend. She
often hangs out with the Triplets.
- guitarist for the now-defunct matchbook poets; she woke up in my bed after a particularly crazy drunken night
Kiki - (also Bad Sex),
addicted to tussin and given to manic, psychotic destructive episodes
Kirstin the Ecoradical - doesn't think
God messed up when He made marijuana
Krazy Thom - more energetic than crazy, a noise musician and
rambunctious breaker of his own bones
Lanky Ben - very tall, ironic young man who works at Chaps on
the Downtown Mall
Large Meat Pizza - much
younger than you think, but she does some very adult things
Leah Hale - thinks sometimes you haven't
said something unless a dish lies broken
Leslie Montalto - my girlfriend from 1992-1994, she was
somewhat dyslexic, an accomplished potter, and loved to go trash picking
Leslie Tapeworm - plagued by low self esteem, this teenage girl
chased me around a party in defense of
the spoiled rich kid Chaz
Leticia the Brazilian Girl - sadistic and frisky, but dislikes
Little Jason - this little guy with the rasta hat likes to
travel and smoke the kind
Liz the Alternachick - with bleached hair, a dark suntan, and a
how cool can you get?
Lydia Conder - runs her own graphic design business as well as
Gallery Neo, but she's still just a little girl
Manatee, The - Monster Boy's childhood friend who somewhat
resembles a sea mammal. He drives a pink Geo.
Manic Michelle - always out of control, she commands a cult of
Mayor, The - enigmatically charming quasi-political figure in
Bethesda, has his own website
Matthew Hart - smart,
witty, gregarious, but cursed with needs and prone to neglect important
Mel - very wise, very dark black man who talks, drinks, and
pauses in wait for your "uh huh."
Minga - eccentric old man who lived across the street from
KMF. Reminded me of Deya.
Monster Boy - goth boy with a fancy for
marijuana and things bought by others, works at sterilizing equipment in
Morgan Anarchy -
ideally he'd be on the railroad tracks with a half gallon of cheap whiskey
and a couple good friends
Nancy Firedrake - photogenic online friend & bike nut, has her
Naomi Mushrock - this Malvernian aspires to be a clothing
designer, if she can ever stay out of rehab
Natalie Frieberg - weirdly-intellectual St. Johns student,
Shonin's older half sister, once dated Dempsey
Natalie the German Girl - calmly conspiratorial, blond and
upbeat and maybe at the Tokyo Rose tonight
Nathan VanHooser - my most
reliable friend; I met him in fourth grade. This idealist likes bikes.
Natural Leslie - socially warm and loves nature, but gets kind
of frisky when drunk. A "stuff-grabbing hippie."
Nellie - the most outgoing
girl I know, this artist/photographer once lived near Big Fun
Nemo - the male son of Ana
and Raphæl, born June, 1996. Now lives with Ana in San Francisco.
Nicholas the Cat - Deya's fluffy grey cat who she found
helpless in the bushes as a kitten
Nicole Truxell - this writer for the C-ville
Weekly is a good person to say you are if you're caught trespassing.
Nikolai - jolly artist and low-fi musician with a fondness for
the sweet leaf, now in Chicago
Patrick - vegan, non-violent and resourceful (with a touch of
Krazy Thom), Freedom's boyfriend
Patrick Reed - also
vegan but conspiratorial, gregarious and caffeine-driven, he's often
encountered whistling a merry tune as he jaunts down the Mall.
Paul - Wacky Jen's older, wiser housemate. This musician is a
good source of witty insights.
Peggy - indecisively clawing her way
towards the light of utopia
Persad - Theresa Venezian's old boyfriend, likes nature and is
handy with knives
Peter Grieser - local alterna-music hero, though his band
Supertanker is kind of goofy
Phil Ginini - street
musician with a fondness for very thin girls
Quiet Andy - speaks only if spoken to
Quintuplets, The - the largely Jewish, largely Virgo group that
includes the Triplets, Sarah Kleiner and KC
Wintersberger - this energetic musician likes European cars,
gadgets, and (evidently) the ladies
Ray Robot - gears his behaviour specifically to most irritate
those in his audience, presumably for attention
Ray Snabley - the drunker
he gets, the goofier his Attention Deficit Disorder becomes.
Rebecca the Goth Girl - believes goths who can't quote
Baudelaire should wear floral prints; used to date Monster Boy
Red Faced Collin - from all reports, a pleasant, intelligent
lad, until he decided to join up with the tough guys.
Red-Headed Diana -
fun-loving wearer of a Wonderbra
Rippy - an eccentric, depressive straight-edge musician friend
at Oberlin. His father is the country's pre-eminent radio astronomer.
Rory - a sociopath from Leeds, England,
unleashed for a time on American soil. Also see his online
Sarah Kleiner - small and cute and somewhat maternal.
Sara Poiron - ADD and
melodrama characterize this Gemini, who recently worked as a Dominatrix.
Sarah "Rosy" Rosenthal - short Jewish girl, friends with Leah Hale
and Diana the Redhead.
Savitri - tall, witty, smart, artistically successful,
everything a woman should want to be
Senna - A thin, attractive girl; has two kids but still likes to go to bars and date musicians. Offered the drunk boys her back porch as a place to live.
Shanti - taller and older than sister Savitri, and perhaps a
little more dissolute as well
Shawn the Counselor - plays the drums and likes old American
Shira the Dog - very naughty and probably still not house
trained, Matthew and Angela love her all the same
Shira, the late -
artistic and whimsical, Shira died of a cocaine
overdose in December, 1997
Shonin - open to ideas about how to blow the day when he's not
off at college or cleaning medical equipment
Spiritual Dave - this guy resembles Christ, but there's
something up with his eyes. Does he have a job, or is he just a drunk?
Spring - an Internet friend originally from Ft. Meade, MD. She
went to the Aquarius Party and later donated a
microwave. See her online journal
Steve Weiner, the late -
lonely, persistent, infuriating and embarrassing, Steve died in March, 1998.
Sydney - a little old man who can frequently be seen sweeping
up messes on the Mall. More...
Tad - tall, walks with a
limp, and will talk for hours without pausing to listen
Tall Brook - a gentle giant who works at Sal's Pizza on the
Downtown Mall. More...
Tasha - sexy gothish girl with a fondness for drink, lives on
Theresa Venezian -
melodramatic goth girl, out of control when drunk
Tiffany - one of Theresa's friends from CA who has difficulty
keeping her clothes on when she's drunk
The Triplets - three socially-inclined identical triplets who
live in a big house near Batesville. Hannah: has a
boyfriend, Naomi: has a girlfriend, Esther: advocates celibacy
Tyler - a calm, collected, jaded, alcoholic C&O bartender.
Didn't have sex for six years during the 90s.
Utkan - an enthusiastic Turkish lad who always appears at the
tranquil moment in a weird evening
Vannah - in late 1996, she was an increasingly goth punk rock
girl working at Gumby's Pizza, but then she vanished into the Mexican
Verge - Diana's spunky & sexy (but not beautiful) housemate in
New York, Summer 1997. More...
Wacky Jen - sneaks into abandoned
buildings on her days off
Walking Man - this weirdo walks around looking for change in
telephones. Has an attached helmet of dreadlocked hair.
Wilbur the Cockatiel - Deya's bird during the Winter and Spring
of 1998 until he escaped. Could whistle the evil witch theme from the
Wizard of Oz.
Will - Elizabeth's former boyfriend, ended up an Electrical
Wingnut - Charlottesville's most prominent traditional skinhead
Whirlie-Bird Man - a familiar person on the Corner, almost
paralyzed by nervous tics.
Wonderboy Neek - tall and
scrawny and likely to make long distance phone calls when not supervised.
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