dorothy_parka (dorothy_parka) wrote,

100 words: Artie, mid 80s

Artie was a musician and jingle-writer who was peripherally involved with The Sick Fucks, a popular NY punk rock band in the late 70s. Artie was working in an odd area of the directory publisher—the "information services" area. If you lived in New York City, you could call and ask a question like "What's the best oyster bar in Midtown?" and Arnie, or one of his co-workers, would get you an answer. They had a color-coded index card system, but mostly they just knew everything. Artie flirted with all the girls, making up songs about them on the spot.
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