In the days that followed this gesture I'd made to her was when I started hallucinating. The hallucinations consisted of "recovered memories" of an incident that supposedly happened in 1989 at the Cannibal Club. In August of 1989 I was getting ready to move to NewYork/New Jersey to go to grad school. Patrick said he and some others were going to the Cannibal Club on a Monday night. I rode Bob's bike to the club, which was on Sixth Street.
Soon enough, Patrick introduced me to a coworker at his record store on the drag that I will call Michelle, and he walked off and left the two of us. She seemed to lack interest and energy in anything, but nonetheless tried to be friendly and smile and whatnot. We started talking about people at G/M Steakhouse, the place I worked down the street from her record store. We started talking about employees at G/M Steakhouse, and the subject of "Billy Billiams" came up. She said she knew Billy, and I said that I liked him. She asked why, and I repeated what one of my martial arts instructors said and said that Billy was ,"Bold."
She smiled a sarcastic kind of smile and said, "Oh, so you like Billy because he's bold, huh?" After that, all I can say I remember is that I saw Patrick when I got downstairs and that he offered me a ride home. I put Bob's bike in the trunk of his car and we went to Sam's Barbecue on East 12th. I left the bike sticking out of the trunk and we went inside to eat. When we went back outside the bike was still in the back, and Patrick said, "Whoa Rich, shout at the Devil."
In the factory job in 1992 I start hallucinating about Michelle and the Cannibal Club. I took myself back to when I left her off and started to "remember" her saying stuff like, "I went out with Billy," and me saying something like, "What happened?" and her then saying , "I don't want to talk about it," and then I said, "How did Billy strike you?" That's where this involved hallucination began that I touch on in ,"Richy Vegas, the Blind Assassin, part two," "Richy Vegas, the Blind Assassin,part two," can be found on my Myspace link, all 25 minutes of it. It might be a pain in the ass and not worth trying to access because Myspace may have pop-ups that want you to join. If you can click past those, then give it a listen. I think you have to click on a "Richard Alexander" tab in the lower left hand corner to get to my page.
One of the things about the hallucination is the part where I turn Michelle on to some of my favorite movies. I bring up "The Seven Samurai," and "Yojimbo," and its sequel, "Sanjuro." "Sanjuro" is not as good "Yojimbo," but that final scene...
In 1995 I added "Once Upon a Time in the West," when I was sick again and revisited this Cannibal Club scenario in my head. Sergio Leone made "Once Upon a Tim In the West" with the money that he made from the Clint Eastwood trilogy. He had more money for it. So he shot some in Monument valley in Arizona and hired big-time actors such as Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Jason Robarbs, and Claudia Cardinale. Bronson plays The Man With No Name, the actor he originally wanted for this role, but had to settle for Clint Eastwood in the earlier films. "Once Upon a Time In the West," will show you why he wanted Bronson in the first place.