Friday, July 30, 2010
Gina is the "The Broad" Glen Jones occasionally mentions - with affection - on his Sunday WFMU radio show. They've been together for a number of years. While they share a lot of interests, they have distinctly different personalities. Though she's plenty sociable, Gina isn't nearly as extroverted as Glen. Often handles his wardrobe for live appearances. She has a first rate art school education, one of the finer photographers I've met, pinhole is a specialty. A sucker for stray cats. Every year they head to south Florida for a few days on a budget vacation, stay in a Fifties era motel, see some jai alai. Now they're hooked on the Silverball pinball museum arcade in Asbury Park where you can BYOB, pay a flat admission, & play as many classic pinball machines as you can fit into the time you paid for. Silverball is now one of the great Jersey boardwalk attractions.
One of Gina's proudest acheivements - she likes mentioning it - was introducing the True Love to a guy who doubted he would ever find it. I believed he would eventually find it, & I'd seen him in some of his most despairing moments. His problem was that he was selecting his own women, & I guess his criteria weren't quite right. Gina knew someone who was not only good-looking, but single, lonely, & talented, & perfect for him. Me, I've had about five True Loves, & I think I had all chances I was gonna get.