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Killing Vampires

This week, I started revisiting the 1997 my album Closed on Account of Rabies, which features Edgar Allan Poe poems and stories interpreted and read by Jeff Buckley, Marianne Faithfull, Christopher Walken, Debbie Harry, Dr. John, Iggy Pop, and others. I found it by accident years ago in a reduced bin at some obscure record store. Ralph Steadman contributed the cover art and I’ve always been a fan of his extraordinary work.
A quick story: I posted on my private Facebook page that I loved Halloween with a photo of me and some friends at a party. I was dressed as a hippie – and no, I never was one although I endorse their overall philosophy.  A man – a very distant man I barely know, but thought to be free of the judgmental idiocy common these days, made a comment…

It simply said, “Yeah, well…”  Since he is a close friend of my ex-husband I knew that he wanted to continue – “Yeah, well that’s because you’re a witch.” LOL. Interesting, because I know my ex has told all kinds of stories about me but we all know there are two sides to every story.  So, I blocked the man – no loss to me.  If someone judges you based on one side of a story – they are not a friend – not worth your time. A few years ago I stopped contact with people like this – and if you don’t, you should. If you are a happy positive person (or want to be) –  rid yourself of those who are not. My life has drastically improved in every way after leaving the dragging negative influences that held me back for years. If he thinks I’m a witch–it may seem that way because I’ve had to remove so many  vampires from my life.