I live in the village and-i-dadoo I write unreadable Gertrude Stein-inspired automatic poetry - do ya dig? I play the saxophone and-i-dadoo I worship at the alter of Charlie Parker, that's my constitution.

By day, I work for a communist-party newsletter as a copy editor. By night, I haunt the lower-east side jazz joints, cafes, and drinking clubs. I swill gin and-i-zabaloo smoke like a fiend.