Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Before I turn in for the night -- Rick Starr…
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Before I turn in for the night -- Rick Starr has returned to campus! He's a lounge-singer type what hangs around Sproul Plaza -- usually nearer Bancroft Way than Sather Gate or Ludwig's Fountain -- and sings Sinatra-type songs. He used to hold a microphone whose cord trailed off into nothingness, but I didn't see it when I saw him last week.
What sort of destructive nostalgia makes me glad to see someone with probable mental illness and a tragic personal history return to entertain me?