Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Trip to Michigan

Hi Everybody, I just flew in from Michigan and boy are my arms tired :-) Seriously, I was back home in Michigan for ten days for my thirty-five year reunion. The festivities lasted all weekend, which was draining, but so much fun! I saw people that I had not seen in over thirty-five years. I also got to spend time with some family members (some who are shown above), including some that I had never met before this visit. My son (who resides in Long Beach, California) and my best friend (who resides in Las Vegas, Nevada) met me in Michigan to attend the event.

I was able to visit the Motown Museum for a third time. My son had never visited so myself, my Uncle Malcolm , Aunt Melody and my son headed over to 2648 W. Grand Blvd. for the tour. I always enjoy watching new people be introduced to the history of Motown. There were people in our tour from Tanzania. After leaving the museum we headed over to Detroit Metro Airport to drop my son off for his return to California...Bye Brian!

On Thursday we had a movie day over Malcolm's where we watched some classic movies, "Take A Giant Step", "Dirty Dancing", etc. and ate fresh popped popcorn. Finally last Friday I got a chance to go on Malcolm's radio show "Retro Mix" as a co-host. I had a ball talking about some of my favorite artist and learning a lot about how broadcasting works which was really an exciting experience.

On Saturday some family members and friends came over and we played spades. I was paired with my friend Alma, whom I have know since grade school. After a couple of stumbles we ran everyone we played away from the table. Needless to say I had a ball, I never get to do these kind of things when I am at home. Alas all good things must come to an end and I was happy to be going back home when I left on Monday.

Thomas Wolfe said that you can't go home again. I beg to differ, you can go home, but you just really should not try to stay indefinitely.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Golden Ganesh: Episode 16


Ricardo Lori (Detective)
Lauren Ash-Morgan (Dee von Zelle)
John B. (Detective Bob Toricello)
Jeannie-Girl (Lynn)
K9 (Felicity & Homeless Woman)
Foam (Diane)
Holy Cannoli (Jenny)
Rayke (Franklin & Sgt. MacBrian)
SJ (Criminologist/Futon Cop)
Boneman (Judge Ewing, the Mounted Cop & Smythe’s Answering Machine)
Crushed by Ingsoc (Lt. Fisher and the Angry Driver)
Pjazzypar (the Captain, the Caterer, the Hostess, Felicity’s old Professor, & FBI Agent) Malcolm (Essex County Deputy)
Pamela Ringgold (Machine Dialer & Rude Cop)
Yinyang (FBI Demolitions Expert & Lynn’s Old Friend)
Foam Jr. (the Music Student)
Mr. Foam (Homeless Man 2)
X. Dell (Mr. Johnson & Homeless Man 1).

Special guest stars: Ravi Khanna as Indra, Paul Weaver as Mountie Smythe, and Amy Helmsley as Col. Smith.

Written and produced by X-Dell.

Directed by Committee.

Dedications and Special Thanks to Monique Caddy, David Caddy, and the rest of our friends at Middle Ditch.

Music by Da Palm & Nurykabe

Additional sound effects by c97059890 of the Free Sound Project (

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The Golden Ganesh: Episode 15


Ricardo (The Detective)
Amy Insley (Col. Michelle Smith/Sacred Mother)
JohnB (Detective Bob Toricello)
Foam (Diane)
Boneman (Judge Ewing)
Yinyang (FBI Agent/Demolitions Expert/”All Clear”)
X. Dell (Mr. Johnson)
Holy Cannoli (Jenny)
Pinetop Swamp (Announcer)

Music by Melophon & Da Palm

Additional sound effects by, and by batchku, addbicycle, Koops, Jhalkompwdr, lgarret, ngtv27, Freqman, freesound, scarbelly 25, Runey, acclivity, sagetyrtle, and Shades of the Free Sound Project (

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The Golden Ganesh by X. Dell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.