He taught me proper “HUMAN” sarcasm etiquette. Isn’t It BLISS?

As a late 70s and 1980s female punk natural documentarian and fledgling journalist, I was there to experience it. Often not listened to or marginalized as today. A fish out of water where the early scene was hard to find a female punk who was nice to finding some of the best.

Hilda and Dee for instance. I made my way regardless as today.

Human was someone that seemed to understand this and listened and saw me.

Later when the Facebook thing happened, we found each other again. And his edgy humor dismayed me more than once.

We were communicating about female folk singers of the 1960 and 1970s. I brought up modern words by Jean Shinoda Bolen, “The Goddess is every-woman.” He laughed and said, “What about men are you ignoring men HUD?”

This is when I came up with a. Mr. Fuck “The God is every-fucking-man.” He inspired this. I hope he laughed as much as I. A watercolor doodle. He seemed to like them.

I told him how redundant it was. Hey, we often had heated debates. Later I would get a message from him saying,

“HUD, you know I am not serious; I was just being funny, nothing personal, OK?”

He taught me proper “HUMAN” sarcasm etiquette and that being a woman in the punk scene in the 1980s mattered to many. I embraced equality or androgyny as working together to support a punk scene.

As we all know there was a lot more to Human than a band or a punk scene. He was talented, unique, and suffered as all of us. The world was just better knowing he was here.

Send In the Clowns” is a song written by Stephen Sondheim for the 1973 musical A Little Night Music, an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman‘s 1955 film Smiles of a Summer Night. It is a ballad from Act Two, in which the character Desirée reflects on the ironies and disappointments of her life.