Jim Trainer

Shrieks of Paradise, Correspondence&Rails#5: Dear D.C.

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2016 at 9:13 pm

HERE’S ONE FROM A LETTER DAY IN 2012, TO D.C. BLOOM ABOUT “THE PLEASURES OF THE DAMNED.”

Going for the Throat

The Office of Jim Trainer
Fox Den
Hippie Town, USA

D.C. Bloom
Ghetto Apartment
Road to Recovery, TX

8/18/12

Greetings-

You’re gonna burn in hell!
You know how many times I’ve heard that, D.C.? Enough times to doubt its veracity and especially after all these years.
For true.
The first time I heard it was when we lived in Friendswood, TX and my mom converted us to Baptist. I don’t have many memories from my childhood in Texas, but I distinctly remember a sweaty old man standing by a giant, creepy bathtub in some derelict building outside Houston. I was already baptized as a Catholic, was there really a need for me to go underwater with this coke-bottle wearing pervert with a weird grin? I didn’t think so. Aho, and even at 5 years of age, I knew how to Fuck-The-Bullshit and get to the free hot dogs&taters even if…

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