THE NUCLEARMIND of SCOTT UTLEY

 

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THE PHOTOS ABOVE REPRESENT ART, PLACES, PEOPLE, ANIMALS & EVENTS THAT HAVE MEANING TO ME. I HAVE EITHER KNOWN THE PEOPLE YOU SEE OR I HAVE WORKED WITH THEM. THERE ARE OTHERS STILL SUCH AS ALBERT EINSTEIN, LOUIS VUITTON, JOHNNY MATHIS, LACHLAN HILL,SANDY DENNIS, RON LINK, TIPPI HEDREN, HALSTON & BIANCA JAGGER, STEVE RUBELL, MORTY MANFRIED, ADEIFE ADEYIBI, NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI, & KING HENRY VIII, TO NAME DROP MORE THAN A FEW PEOPLE I’VE KNOWN WHO HAVE HAD PROFOUND INFLUENCE UPON MY LIFE. THIS IS THE REASON THEY ARE HERE. THE LOCATIONS YOU MAY NOTE ARE PLACES I HAVE LIVED, VISITED, OR HAVE BEEN INCARCERATED AT. THERE ARE NATIONS REPRESENTED HERE WHO DO NOT HAVE AN EXTRADITION TREATY WITH THE USA.

SIR FRANCIS CRICK, DR JAMES WATSON & THEIR ASSISTANT, MAURICE WILLIAMS WERE AWARDED THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR MEDICINE & PHYSIOLOGY IN 1962 FOR UNRAVELING THE STRUCTURE OF THE DOUBLE STRAND DNA HELIX.  ROSEMARY FRANKLIN,  ANOTHER BRITISH SCIENTIST FROM BRITISH LONDON HOSPITAL, DID NOT FIGURED INTO THE EQUATION  ALTHOUGH SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN. SHE WAS ABLE TO TAKE A SUGGESTION OF MAURICE WILKINS AND USE RYTILINE SHE WAS BORN IN 1921 & DIED IN 1958 AT AGE 37 FROM CANCER. THERE IS A BIT OF IRONY HERE, BECAUSE HER WORK ALONG WITH THE LEAPS & BOUNDS OF NEW UNDERSTANDING PROPELLED BY DISCOVERIES RESEARCHERS HAVE MADE OUT OF THE USA AIDS GENOCIDE, WE WILL VERY SOON HALT THE  ROOT OF MOST CURES FOR MOST DISEASES. SHE DESERVES HER FAIR SHARE OF CREDIT FOR THIS REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF WHAT WE KNOW OF ‘TILL NOW WITHOUT HER CONTRIBUTION, THIS MOMENTOUS EVENT, WHICH WIELDS MORE POTENTIAL POWER FOR GREATER GOOD THAN ANY OTHER COURAGEOUS “FISTS WIE OPEN, PALMS TO THE SKY, BOUNDLESS LEAP INTO THE INEFFABLE, SCIENTIFIC UNKNOWN, WE WOULD HAVE HAD TO WAIT (GOD ONLY KNOWS HOW LONG).

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I AM A RECLUSIVE, PRIVATE, & ODD MIDDLE-AGED GUY LIVING IN THE MOST DENSELY POPULATED SECTION OF THE CITY OF LOST ANGELS. I AM SINGLE, 5.11, 180 POUNDS, BROWN, GREEN, SO ON, SO ON & SO FORTH. I ENJOY STROLLING THE MOON LIT BEACH & WALKING IN THE RAIN, ETC. I WILL CONSIDER ANY OFFER FOR COMPANIONSHIP REGARDLESS HOW SHALLOW OR NEFARIOUS YOUR INTENTIONS MAY BE. I ACCEPT THAT THE LESS DEPTH & THE MOST ILL WILL YOU CAN MUSTER ARE ALL I CAN POSSIBLY HOPE FOR. I RAISE A PERPETUALLY FLOWERING GARDEN AS WELL AS SEVERAL DOGS & MY FAMILIAR  (AS IN HAMLET), BLACKIE THE CAT. I HAVE A PEDIGREE IN FINE ARTS. I MOPE A LOT. I WHINE. I AM OBNOXIOUS.

I STUDIED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY UNDER SUPERVISION OF SIR FRANCIS CRICK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA. I WAS THE FIRST MAN ON EARTH TO CREATE A NEW LIFE FORM WHICH {FORTUNATELY} WIPED OUT HUMANITY (Ooops!),  LEAVING ONLY THE DREGS SUCH AS YOU  & I.

I MIGHT SHOW UP AT ONE OF CRICK’S LECTURES ONLY IF I WERE EXTREMELY BORED and ONLY IF I WERE IN THE MOOD. I WAS VERY WHIMSICAL BACK THEN. NOW PEOPLE CALL IT CRAZY. I DON’T BUY IT. WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHO? WHAT? WHERE? 

CRICK? OH, HIM. I SUPPOSE. BIG DEAL. SO WHAT? HOW WOULD I KNOW? I’M A ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DROPOUT GOING ON MY TWENTY SEVENTH YEAR, FORTY-FIFTH ATTEMPT JUST TO SECURE A GED (GENERAL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA), WITHOUT WHICH. I CAN KISS MY DREAM OF FLIPPING FISH BURGERS AT DAIRY QUEEN IN JACKSON HEIGHTS, QUEENS, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES of AMERICA. DIRECTIONS TO MY DREAM ARE AS FOLLOWS (TAKE THE # SEVEN FLUSHING PARTIALLY ELEVATED SUBWAY LINE, DISEMBARK AT 74TH STREET. I’M TE GUT WITH THE BLIND CHIHUAHUA SELLING PIGEON POOP AT A GREAT DISCOUNT. Y’ALL COME BACK NOW, ‘YA HEAR?) GOOD BYE.) I CAN KISS MY DREAM OF FLIPPING FISH BURGERS AT DAIRY QUEEN IN JACKSON HEIGHTS, GOODBYE. 

CRICK WHAT? WHO CARES? JESUS. JESUS WAS IMPORTANT. CRICK? HE TALKED TOO MUCH. I HATE THAT. HE SMELLED LIKE NEWPORT MENTHOL CIGARETTES, STALE COFFEE, VODKA & PEANUT BUTTER. I HATED THAT TOO. HE WOULD GO ON & ON ABOUT GENETICS & HYDROGEN FISSION UNTIL I WAS BLUE IN THE FACE.

THE MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE. I KNEW THAT FROM WATCHING LOTS OF TELEVISION COMMERCIALS, THEREFORE, I DECIDED I WOULD SPEND MOST OF MY TIME BELOW MY DORM ROOM AT U.C. SAN DIEGO’S CAMPUS ABOVE THE NOTORIOUS NUDE SANDS OF BLACK’S BEACH. I WASN’T EXPOSING MYSELF, PER SE, I WAS READING BIOGRAPHIES OF ANCIENT BRITISH STAGE ACTORS AS PART OF PREP FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYHOUSE (NYC) WHERE I ALREADY KNEW I WOULD BE ATTENDING THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

SCOTT UTLEY portrays MAX in THE WEST COAST PREMIERE OF BENT AT THE COAST PLAYHOUSE IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA

DURING MY RESIDENCY AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYHOUSE, I WORKED AS A BARTENDER AT FAMED STUDIO 54. I AM THE LAST PERSON TO NAME DROP (JANIS JOPLIN, BETTE DAVIS, PEE WEE HERMAN), BUT I HAVE HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST SINCE WE FIRST MET UP AT OJAI. PLEASE DON’T ASK ME TO GET HIS AUTOGRAPH.  

I AM A GRADUATE OF THE AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATER IN SAN FRANCISCO UNDER THE DIRECTION OF BILL BALL. I AM A GRADUATE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYHOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY UNDER THE DIRECTION OF SANFORD MEISNER. I STUDIED WITH STELLA ADLER IN LOS ANGELES AT THEATER VANGUARD OFF MELROSE AVENUE IN WEST HOLLYWOOD. I STUDIED SHAKESPEARE WITH THE DIRECTOR AND SCHOLAR LEE SHALIT AT SOUTH COAST REPERTORY IN COSTA MESA.

I WAS COACHED & DIRECTED BY ACADEMY AWARD WINNING ACTRESS (WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, 1966) SANDY DENNIS AT HERBERT BERGHOF STUDIOS (HB STUDIOS) IN NEW YORK CITY. I HAVE PERFORMED IN OVER FIFTY EQUITY OR EQUITY WAIVER STAGED PRODUCTIONS INCLUDING THE ROLE OF MAX IN THE US WEST COAST PREMIERE OF BENT, WRITTEN BY MARTIN SHERMAN, DIRECTED BY DAVID MARSHALL GRANT, THE COAST PLAYHOUSE IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA., USSR of A. I WAS ‘ THE MAN’ IN WOMAN BEHIND BARS WRITTEN BY TOM EYEN & DIRECTED BY RON LINK AT THE ALCAZAR THEATER IN SAN FRANCISCO, I PORTRAYED THE LEAD HORSE, NUGGET, IN EQUUS, WRITTEN BY PETER SHAFFER, AT THE OLD GLOBE THEATER IN SAN DIEGO, AND AT THE LAGUNA MOULTON PLAYHOUSE IN LAGUNA BEACH, CA., USSR of A. I WAS DARKHORSE IN CYBERQUEER, WRITTEN BY TOM JACOBSON & DIRECTED BY (THE ASTONISHINGLY BRILLIANT) MARK BRINGELSON AT ROBERT SCHROCK’S CELEBRATION THEATER IN HOLLYWOOD IN BOTH THE 1996 & 1998 PRODUCTIONS.

I HAVE APPEARED ON TV IN OVER FOUR DOZEN PRODUCTIONS IN VARIOUS FORMATS, INCLUDING FILMS & TV.  I WAS THE PATIENT OR THE DOCTOR OR THE COP ON GENERAL HOSPITAL SO MANY TIMES IT IS A WONDER THEY DIDN’T PULL THAT SOAP OPERA OFF THE AIR. IT JUST SHOWS TO GO ‘YA.

IN THE CLIP BELOW, A ROGER CORMAN MASTERPIECE, ‘FIELD PF FIRE”. THE TITLE ” THE DAMNED DON’T CRY” WAS ALREADY TAKEN. SHOT ON LOCATION IN AND AROUND THE MEGAPOLIS OF MANILA< I CO-STAR WITH MY FRIEND, EB LOTTIMER & DAVID CARRADINE IN A INNOVATIVE GENRE VIETNAM SHOOT ‘EM UP’ WAR FLICK, SUCH AS CHUCK NORRIS’S MISSING IN ACTION EPICS.

 THE ONLY REASON MIA III DIDN’T  BEST OUT ‘THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES’ FOR BEST PICTURE AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS THE FOLLOWING YEAR. IN HINDSIGHT, THAT HAVE BEEN AWKWARD. MY FUTURE GRANDFATHER-IN-LAW, STEVE COCHRAN, MADE HIS DEBUT IN THAT FILM.

THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES ~ 1946

DANA ANDREWS, VIRGINIA MAYO & STEVE COCHRAN

RONALD REAGAN, GINGER ROGERS,  DORIS DAY &  STEVE COCHRAN

IN STORM WARNING. 1950. 

 

ALEXANDER M JOHNS, 1966-2010.

ALEX WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY PERSON, A GREAT ARTIST WITHOUT PEER, EMMY NOMINATED ANIMATION PRODUCER (FUTURAMA, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, REN & STIMPY, ETC.) SAINT & SINNER, GRANDSON OF STEVE COCHRAN, CELEBRATED FILM  NOIR AMERICAN ACTOR,  AND MY PARTNER IN CRIME FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS.  THIS IS JUST TOO SAD TO THINK ABOUT . ON THE OTHER HAND,  IT ALWAYS WORKS OUT FOR THE BEST, THEY SAY. I SAY, BULLSHIT!  WE NEED SOMETHING DIFFERENT BELOW. I’LL BE RIGHT BACK. 

BETWEEN THE AGES 14-16, 

I TAGGED ALONG WITH MARSHA P JOHNSON

ANOTHER HOLY SAINT & SINNER 

 RON LINK & DIVINE at STUDIO 54 NYC

With DIVINE is RON LINK. RON LINK was an astonishingly talented American stage director. He started his career at La Mama in NYC. He eventually made friends with TOM EYEN. (TONY AWARD FOR DREAMGIRLS, ETC.) Google them both. The first few staged productions that skyrocketed DIVINE to the TALK OF THE TOWN were two pieces that I can think right off the bat, DIVINE in Neon Woman, written by TOM EYEN, directed by RON LINK and Woman Behind Bars. Again, the same writer and director. I performed The Man in Woman Behind Bars.

THIS IS SANDY DENNIS

SCOTT UTLEY in FIELD OF FIRE  

WITH DAVID CARRADINE 

 THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

YOU VE BEEN SO MUCH MORE THAN KIND.

YOU CAN KEEP THE DIM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “THE NUCLEARMIND of SCOTT UTLEY

    • Just because you are the most celebrated poet-artist to emerge out of Africa in over five thousand years doesn’t mean I should feel flattered, but I am, of course, of course I am. Thrilled is a much more accurate word. I have just finished reading a piece you wrote, the one about the girl looking for a family who will love her. I was riveted, my eyes all watery. What are the odds I should leave this comment door ajar, which I never do … & synchronicity … wow.Thank you for being a friend although you live a lifestyle I am certain my first mentor (a Black American transvestite who made quite a name for her-himself after I left NYC’S Greenwich Village at age 16, MARSHA P JOHNSON), might not approve of. She was ver that way. 🙂 Thank you, sweet, sweet, sweetest, Our Lady of Lagos.

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