Mitch Podolak as teen

super times at the folk festival conference (ocff) especially falling into an hour chat at 3am with mitch podolak whom i owe the start of my career to. eventually spoke about start of the winnipeg festival, rosalie, playing banjo, interviewing pete seeger, young socialists league, murder of boyhood pal leon who, like mitch, hardly could grow a beard, love of realist magazine of the 50s, pain over krassner’s piece re: murder of leon, memorable piece about ladybird – laughed entire day, challenging krassner to a fight, violence and vengeance, how the antagonist gets free rent in your brain, unending & pointless. why carry it? “like taking poison to kill the other guy”