MY FATHER'S SON
(for Juan Thompson)
HE READS US LETTERS FROM HIS FAMOUS FATHER
They were lost,then found(as he was
He is astonished when i share about the GONZO blog
He did not want to be like his father.At 13,he spent a month at sea with Jimmy Buffet
"Jimmy was calm,loving and friendly-like a surrogate father to me"
Johnny Depp?"Well,when filming FEAR &LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS
he lived four months with my father.Became a Doppelganger.Caught his mannerisms.
Bill Murray?"Odd fellow.Friendly.He had time for me.."
Jack Nicholson?He was very close to my father.They would party hardy together. in Aspen.
Ralph Steadman?"Delightful.Kind.Brilliant artist/Generous of heart"
Jann Wenner(Editor of Rolling Stone)"Hunter was the worst employee for the worst boss EVER!"
"Learning my father took 41 years .It was a slow revelation.Near the end,
before he killed himself,we sat together in an empty house and watched THE BIG SLEEP
He was ever a fan of Humphrey Bogart.I learned to like that about him.
These are the "STORIES THAT I TELL MYSELF."
He will never come again.