August 11, 2005

a brief history of my life


I wonder if you can guess which little Catholic I am?

This is a little ditty about my life as I remember it. Just a slice of it. A wee slice.

Click here to listen to a brief history of Steve's life


We first moved to the USA all the way from Canada
We drove all across the continent from Nova Scotia to Pasadena
My Sister & Me & My Mom & Dad from the sunny south
There were palm trees growin & it was not snowin & I never did shut my mouth

We drove right over to the courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles
We put our hands on a Bible and we swore as a family that we were not communist
When we drove away I started to cry they said what’s wrong son are you sick?
I said I don’t wanna be an AMERICAN I wanna be a Catholic

We’d talk Hollywood & Baseball in the car
The Voice of Vin Scully (Ernie Harwell, Jack Buck, Jerry Coleman) could travel
Really far
I’d get allergies & Asthma in the Yard
No one told me growin up would be so hard

One of my earliest memories was John Kennedy getting shot
My mom was cryin and ironing clothes & my face felt really hot
I watched the funeral on TV it was there in Black & White
I watched his son salute his flag draped coffin things just did not seem right

I made my first communion in St Ritas Catholic Church
There was incense choking & the priest was smoking There was a choir in the perch
my face got pale & my stomach felt bad. They said if your gonna get sick use a cup
I thought by the time that it was my turn Jesus would be all eaten up

I saw a war start overseas in a place called Vietnam
There were protests in the streets at night. There was talk of guns & bombs
I watched the President say to us that he was not a crook
Next thing you know he resigned. You can read about it in a book

My allergies were bad so we moved to the desert to a city called Palm Springs
We trick or treated at Liberace’s house each finger had a diamond ring
We met Elvis Presley in the middle of the summer He hugged my sister for far too long
I felt kinda weird but I would’ve pimped her out just to hear him sing a song.

Now here I am a middle aged man at home on the fourth of July
Starin’ out at the ocean and the fireworks in the sky
I miss my friends who aren’t around
The ones who’ve passed away
I’m feelin’ kinda grateful here on Independence Day

love always,

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Posted by steve at August 11, 2005 12:45 AM


hey, is that you in the funny hat?

Posted by: rain at August 11, 2005 4:36 AM

bottom row, fourth from the left?

Posted by: ed at August 11, 2005 4:58 AM

bottom row, second from the right...

Posted by: mywiena at August 11, 2005 5:48 AM

i put a pop up in at the bottom with the answer. you
3 early birds were wrong! you get an f plus though for the effort.

Posted by: steverino at August 11, 2005 7:29 AM

you look so very happy .... didn't the nuns beat you?

Posted by: rain at August 11, 2005 7:34 AM

no. i think i had a.d.d. so they had mercy on mr.
i miss you rain

Posted by: steverino at August 11, 2005 7:37 AM

i miss you too...

didn't you have to wear uniforms in school? I don't think you really went're all too happy and there are no uniforms..

Posted by: rain at August 11, 2005 7:43 AM

on hot dog day we could wear what we wanted i always ate 4 and got sick.

this was hot dog day ( in the morning before the feast)

Posted by: steverino at August 11, 2005 7:49 AM

I forgot about hot dog day......ok, now I believe you, no wonder you were so happy.


Posted by: rain at August 11, 2005 7:55 AM

EXACTLY!!! i was thinkin' about all those dogs i was gonna eat and i didn't have to wear that silly uniform for a day.

Posted by: steverino at August 11, 2005 7:57 AM

I love the purdy song. It's like your bio, only shorter and with more rhymes. :)

I picked the wrong fella too. I thought you were middle row, all the way to the right. By that description I should have known it wasn't you.

Posted by: ms p at August 11, 2005 8:22 AM

Awww, you look so sweet and innocent! My son is having his first communion this year, though, there are no more nuns. I miss them and their beatings.

Posted by: Amy at August 11, 2005 8:25 AM

so sweet and innocent. i wonder what happened? i thought you were in the second to last row, the one on the very right. but that might be a girl.

Posted by: se. at August 11, 2005 2:57 PM

boy, was I off...I thought you were the one in the nun's frock.

and when I say "in" the nun's frock, I meant wearing it. pervert.

Posted by: sean at August 11, 2005 3:13 PM

I think you are in the fourth row, second from the last kiddie. Am I right?

Posted by: Lisa at August 11, 2005 4:44 PM

Whoops! Just found the pop up. I am proud to say I recognized you, but I cheated. I looked for the kid that looked the most like your neice. :)

Posted by: Lisa at August 11, 2005 4:46 PM

Great song, did you write part of that in the back room of Cheers?
Love you bro, Have fun down under!

Posted by: Sean at August 11, 2005 6:39 PM

Aww. Look at you, so fucking cute!

Posted by: Anny at August 11, 2005 8:44 PM

Funny Song..Heard steve sing it in Ramona with the girl holding the sheet of music and she kept dancing all around..Pretty funny as he had to keep on follow her movements...

Posted by: Rob at August 11, 2005 9:17 PM

Beautiful then and more beautiful now.

Posted by: Jordyn at August 11, 2005 9:40 PM

I was sure you were that kid with the big cheesy smile, second from the left at the bottom. I never would have picked that, but it makes sense now.

Posted by: Pedro at August 12, 2005 1:20 AM

so,i'm curious.... did i pick a girl?

Posted by: mywiena at August 12, 2005 5:41 AM

hi steeven-

that is fabulous use of 'independence day' in your song. i'm proud of you.

can you meet me at that one "special" truck stop in west virginia? i want to show you something.

thanks and take good care you little honey bunches of oats you.


Posted by: mitch at August 12, 2005 1:20 PM

hi mitch
nice to hear from you. i was thinking you might appreciate the independence day thingy. i would love to meet you at the truck stop. that was a fine red bull and club soda.
ciss you my friend,
p.s. i hated to respond to your message because there were 23 responses and you know how i feel aboot that number. picked a girl. what does that say aboot me?

Posted by: steverino at August 12, 2005 8:11 PM

sorry, i did a scratch and sniff, not a pop up.....

Posted by: mywiena at August 13, 2005 1:03 PM

I did throw up at my first communion, before ever getting into the church, they draped a towel across my chest, I stunk all the way to the alter!

Your words and music are brilliant, thank you

Posted by: Annemarie at August 14, 2005 1:50 PM

noodle-roni is good!

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