"Castro Convertible", sofabed, early 1960's Las Vegas
modern, gold brocade fabric, 7 feet 9 inches long. 1998-04 acquired
used and in fair to good condition from Boomerang in Atlanta.
Belongs to idyllopus.
FUTON, basic black metal tubular frame with double futon covered in
black and white houndstooth slipcover. Given to idyllopus when Tim moved back to Los Angeles in the fall of 1998. Tim
was a guitar tech for Marilyn Manson at the time.
PLAY SOFA, early American type 70's family room sofabed recovered in
a medium blue nubby fabric, pretty well on its last legs. Acquired
from a thoroughly respectable family room.
LIFE FUTON, double, burgundy slipcover, purchased by idyllopus
in 1989 from a real live futon store. Made from 100% cotton on the
registration of the ELVIS ARON (AARON) PRESLEY'S JUNGLE ROOM SOFA
at the Original Unofficial Elvis Homepage
registration of the ELVIS ARON (AARON) PRESLEY'S SOPHISTICATED
WHITE LIVING ROOM SOFA at the Original Unofficial Elvis Homepage
registration of the ELVIS ARON (AARON) PRESLEY'S WEIRD BASEMENT
SOFA at the Original Unofficial Elvis Homepage
LIVING ROOM SOFAS. Two sofas in a floral print, but not
prissy...muted pink in just the right shade and lots of greenery.
STUDY SOFA...some knock-off ultra suede in a camel color.
FOURTH AND NEWEST SOFA: Gold brocade, "Brady Bunch Sofa"
reminiscent of poor taste in days gone past. Is rather large. Sits
on four wheels very low to the ground. Custom-made in Lancaster, PA
for a woman 4'11" tall.
here for more details on all of Marta's sofas.
honorary registration is respectfully advanced the two sofas of a
marigold color pictured in the living room virtual home of Timothy
submitted to me the following URLS as places to pursue indiviuals on
Petty Online Magazine:
Resource Page: http://www.psyclops.com/hawking/hawking_links.html
Martha Stewart Living Page:
Mailer, his life and works: http://www.iol.ie/~kic/ "Tough guys
don't dance but can often be found lounging on big sofas,"
Marta wrote. (She was wrong.)
The Edgar Allan Poe Society of
Jim Morrison Tribute Page:
Nikola Tesla Tribute Page:
Basketball Page: http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/9771/vlade.html
Marta meant she had checked these sites out and they had sofas. Only
one of these sites had sofas, or kind of sofas. Ever been on a
band's touring bus? Some are cushy and some are not so cushy. I have
no idea of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers own or rent their touring
buses, but the Tom Petty Online Magazine gave us a glimpse of a
couple of bus interiors with bus sofas.
honorary BigSofa registration is offered the two bus sofas upon
which The Heartbreakers are seated, featured in this link.
honorary BigSofa registration is also offered the bus sofa which
can be seen via this link, along with Tom Petty meditating on TV.
on the subject of band touring buses. If convenient, they are
cramped and rough, nowhere you want to live without privacy or anything but a chemical urinal for 40 days and nights. Buses like these are not a smooth ride. They're bumpy. If the bus driver is cranky they can get real bumpy. However, after some bruises, you soon get your bus legs and can be proud of your new sense of balance. The satellite TV will not likely work, and the bus is too loud for you to listen to the VCR, but if the bus isn't appropriately outfitted for its "talking freight" then entertainment is constantly provided by its behaving as if haunted by a thousand poltergeists, cabinet doors and drawers slamming open and closed. What isn't glued down, falls down. Imagine trying
to catch the contents of an entire refrigerator as the bus goes
around a sharp curve. Oops, didn't manage? Time to mop up that sticky floor again. Or you open the
refrigerator and find that someone put several opened beverages in
it, the contents of which are all over the food you'd boxed so it
wouldn't fly out of the refrigerator.
I now register the bus sofas from the Summer-Fall 1998 SM tour.
Here are the sofas of the
first bus, a Silver Eagle, the generator of which went the
first day, then someone left the sky light window open and it was
gone and a big branch from a tree was lying in the back lounge(a
rain storm followed of course), and then the side mirror was ripped
off, and the outside horn was bashed in by trees or a wall, and the
lock on the door fell out, and in Detroit that bus (which had last
serviced Julio Inglesias on tour) was replaced (as well as the
driver, who was named Thoth) by bus
2, which you will notice looks much the same as bus 1, a dark
cave. In fact the interiors are so much the same that I have used
the same photo for both buses, because I no longer recall which bus
was which. This second bus' generator went dead in Texas, and we
rode the entire state through withot air conditioning. See those
windows above the sofas? They don't open. And there are no windows
in the bunk area. Then we had a third bus for a brief while, which
was exactly the same, then we were switched back to the second bus
for some reason, the generator of which had yet to be repaired.
There were no lights, of course.
Anyway, these were the DISCO buses.
Dark, dark. Everything dark. Everything mirrored. Little lights
raced around an oval mirror set in the bus' front lounge ceiling,
reminding me of a combination of am early 80's Swensons (an ice
cream/sandwich shop that wanted to be both family suburban Disco and
somehow evocative of an 1890's ice cream parlor) and a Star Trek
holographic reconstruction of a casino, designed courtesy of the
impish Q who whisks everyone there and you will be doomed to spend
eternity at the blackjack tables, forever trying for 21, unless you
can find your way back, only something is already going wrong with
the set-up, the lights fading in and out. Yes, the generator is about
to die and now you must find your way out of the labyrinth before the generator goes
dead, or you will have to ride with the bus driver who took us from
Detroit to Texas, and have to listen to his drivel, his racist
slurs, his tirades at other drivers, and he will be upset that you
do not worship his bus and will torture your ass in his
passive-aggressive manner. I was, however, practicing gratitude, and
Aaron was happy.
then there was the second tour...
all those bus sofas were essentially the same sofa, I am registering
them as one sofa.
submits for honorary sofa registrations, these sofas at Cher's
Malibu home as pictured in
Cher Photo Gallery". They are peachy color and gold color
sofas. She gets two registry numbers, one for the peachy color
sofa(s) and one for the gold color sofa(s). (Checking links 3/2000 I don't see this site up anymore. Oh well. So I've removed the link. The sofas, wherever they are, remain registered.)