28 June 2022



The letter pictured here is from August 25, 1980, BEFORE "Private Dancer" turned Tina Turner into a Megastar. She had dinner where I then worked at Le Grand Fromage restaurant in Atlantic City. We both drank yellow and green Chartreuse after the second floor emptied out and it was just me and Tina.
She sat on my lap in her sports car. Her driver took us to a Disco.
It would be silly to document more than I have here at this point, after so many years,
After dancing and before the August 25th letter, I wrote a song for her titled "Get Me Out of These Clothes." 
I had more success with my song for Joe Frazier who had retired from boxing but was performing at Resorts International in a Casino Lounge there. His Musical Director, Richie Daniels, and I worked together on a song I wrote for Joe called "Storm Warning." My New York copyright attorney drew up a Songwriters' License for me and Ritchie. Joe rehearsed this song in Resorts, but it never came to fruition.
My WORST Failure was a song I wrote for the Village People with a co-author from Pennsylvania. "RCMP" stunk, frankly, but by sheer coincidence, I did end up having dinner with one of the Village People when, both single, there was only one table open at Moma [that's how Billy, the owner, spelled Momma] Mott's Restaurant one hot summer night. So, we shared the table and wined and dined discussing Can't Stop Productions. We knew attorneys in common. Big Whoop!
ALL DRINKING ASIDE: The Destruction, Deconstruction and Reconstruction of an Alcoholic Animal is really not about the successes and failures of Jim, the budding writer. The STAR of this Autobiographical Fiction REALLY, is Alcohol. What it Does, what it Did, how it changed me.
Even Tina Turner is mentioned only in passing in my book.
If you are prone to CHASING AMBULANCES, don't read it.
It's not like that.
I'm not like that.
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You'll see what I'm driving at.

Immerse yourself in my Descent into Addiction and eventual Recovery in my Autobiographical Fiction, ALL DRINKING ASIDE: The Destruction, Deconstruction & Reconstruction of an Alcoholic Animal 

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