Friday, June 22, 2007

Molly Parkin: 'Crones must say yes to a shag'


Since Molly Parkin intuited a home at Madame Arcati, she has given an interview to the Mail on Sunday's You magazine (out July 15 - alas The Sunday Times lost out) and to John Mortimer's biographer Valerie Grove for Saga magazine. Such is the influence of Arcati over the media who readily deploy their tried and trusted hacks in my wake! Meanwhile, darling Molly writes of her surfer lover who has re-connected with her via the medium of Arcati (Molly's painting left of the blissful Las Vegas shag) ...

Photography: Tommy Candler. Click here for her site

DEAREST MA>>>>

WHAT AN UTTERLY THRILLING OUTCOME, HAVING THE DIVINE SURFER-BOY, LABAN, ARISE FROM DOWN UNDER! AND WITH WHAT TYPICAL SWEETNESS, HIS SENTIMENTS..........

BUT NEITHER ONE OF US WOULD EVER HAVE FORGOTTEN THE OTHER, DRAWN TOGETHER AT FIRST SIGHT BY A FORCE OF NATURE WE COULDN'T DENY. AND SUCH A POIGNANT PARTING, HE WITH MOIST EYES AND ME WITH A LUMP IN MY THROAT, FOLLOWING THE EXPLOSIVE SHAG IN THE GENTS LAVVY.

I STILL RETAIN A PALPABLE SENSE OF HIS PRESENCE. MY SUBSEQUENT BOASTING, WRITING, AND PAINTING OF OUR MUTUAL PASSION HAS NOW GIVEN IT AN ALMOST MYTHIC QUALITY. ONE THAT GLOWS IN THE DARK AND BRINGS A SMILE. LABAN CAME AS A GIFT IN MY LATER YEARS. HE SO UNTARNISHED, SO SUNNY, HAPPY AS A SANDBOY.

AND I WOULD WISH THAT CRONES THE GLOBE OVER COULD BE SIMILARLY BLESSED. I SAY TO THEM ALL, WHEN OPPORTUNITY BECKONS NEVER REFUSE. YOUTH STOKES UP THE FIRE IN DYING EMBERS. MY ENTIRE EXISTENCE HAS BLOSSOMED SINCE SAYING YES.

I SLEPT WITH ENOUGH 70 AND 80 YEAR OLD MEN IN MY TWENTIES TO KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. I CHERISHED THEIR WORDS OF WISDOM ON THE PILLOW AND LEARNED ABOUT LOVE AND LIFE THAT WAY.

MELBOURNE REWARDED ME WITH ONE OF HER SONS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, MA FOR YOUR PART IN ALL THIS. HAD I SAID NO TO YOU, LABAN WOULD NEVER HAVE RETURNED TO MY LIFE. WILL YOU FORWARD HIS EMAIL? OR GIVE HIM MINE?

LOVE, MOLLxxxx

28 comments:

Anonymous said...
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steph said...

how wonderful for you Molly!..Madame does have quite an impact...take care fellow artist/

Arcati said...
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Arcati said...

Thank you Steph, and may I take this opportunity to say how welcome you always are in Arcatiland. Regrettably on a personal level you have become a highly controversial figure, but this bodes well for the furtherance of good causes. There's nothing like mindless controversy to create the surf upon which to make an issue.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, for those who like the kind of lewd family strip show she's trying to make dough with... and I'm not talking about the sex abuse she and her ex-husband suffered, but about the very questionable way they trade on someone else's fame to draw attention to themselves.

steph said...

what an insatiable pest you are! If I wanted to "profit" from my past I had the opportunity to do that many times for the tabloids. I love it!

Lorenzo said...

I highly approve of your discretion and sense of dignity. Besides, tabloïd hacks are inquisitive, intrusive, manipulative and mischievous (just ask Precious Williams). It's way safer to give free "information" to an obscure gossip-monger and wannabe journalist, about whom you know absolutely nothing, but who is naïve or prejudiced enough to run your one-sided version of the story without considering any further inquiry. A wise strategy, indeed.
But I feel I'm being unfair to Arcati: she has endeavoured to use better methods of late. Learning the trade, aren't we? :-)
To be continued...

steph said...

Have you read Randy's article? Maybe you should educate yourself. My comments have all been true. But why stoop to your level. ugh.

Lorenzo said...

No one doubts you told YOUR truth, carissima. But THE truth... Ah, never mind, let's cut it out. Whether you're getting along with your ex-brother-in-law or not is a matter of no importance to us, anyway.
As for our respective levels, I'm delighted that yours is getting better and better every day: you're now able to type five (almost) well punctuated lines. Keep it up! :-)

Duralex said...

<< But I feel I'm being unfair to Arcati: she has endeavoured to use better methods of late. >>

By the way, how about that interview with April Winchell ?

Arcati said...

Ms Winchell was asked for an interview but the scaredy-cat didn't even reply. I doubt that she's used to being probed too deeply.

April Winchell said...

Mme. Arcati,

One of your readers directed to me your site, as he thought I might be interested in your discussion.

I'd like you to know that I never received your request for an interview. I would never have been so rude as to simply ignore you!

After being told that you had an interest in speaking to me about Kevin, I came to your site to learn more about you. And after reading what some of your readers and contributors have to say on the subject, it's clear that my comments would be out of place.

It's true that I've spoken quite plainly in about my physical relationship with Kevin, but mostly for comedic effect. I have no axe to grind, I'm not trying to prove anything and I'm not writing a book.

Those stories are just charming to me, in their own way. That part of my life was funny and sweet and awkward, and like all teenaged relationships, it was brief.

What continued, however, was a friendship which has lasted almost 20 years (though we rarely see each other these days).

This isn't a "personality" to me. This is someone I knew as a kid, someone I watched grow up in a dysfunctional environment and still manage to succeed. He's a complex person with his own methodology for surviving and thriving.

Is it perfect? No. Has he made mistakes? Probably. But really, who hasn't?

None of us have perfect relationships with every friend and family member. None of us are completely honest with each other or ourselves. We all do the best we can. And in my opinion, Kevin did pretty well.

I understand that speculation about one's personal life is part of the price of fame. And I guess this is part of the deal.

But the only thing I can say with authority about this man is that he's human, and I have a feeling that isn't what you want to hear.

April Winchell

Anonymous said...

What a great post. Thank you Ms. Winchell.

JP said...

Maybe Steph should take lessons from Ms. Winchell.

The Daughter-of-a-Bitch said...

Aw, my poor Madame, this time you’re done for. It’ll be hard for you to recover from such a blow. :-)

Anonymous said...

Of course, Steph should take a lesson from Ms. Winchell, but that would require a self-awareness she simply doesn't possess. Even the wisdom of such a suggestion will, no doubt, elude her altogether.

Lorenzo said...

Mamma mia, Madame Arcati, convicted of shameless lie and insulting accusations against Ms Winchell, I just can't believe it!
Ah well, this had to happen some day, I guess. The web is such a frightening jungle. You think you're safe on your little island of pixels, but you can't escape the spider's kiss.
Now let's see if our Madame will be so brave – and "professional" – as to make a new item out of this moving testimony. Frankly, it plainly deserves it. Hmmmm, yes, let's see...

Happy anticipated birthday, Arcati! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Fear and trembling, as the Chinese say :->.

Anonymous said...

Or trear and fembling, as Steph - or her keyboard, depending on which is really in control - would type. Thanks in advance for the prayers, you twit.

steph said...

actually, you have all stooped to the bottom of the heap. Not I. How do you know this woman exists? How gullible are you people? You just love to hate me...and I did not create those typos. I am a perfectionist and it was the Vista software..I wrote my blogs perfectly but when it was posted it created errors..period. I now have XP on my new laptop..what goes around comes around...I doubt this woman exists..she got paid well I am sure...or she would have done an interview...There is no doubt that she received the invitation from Madame...I am on here to display my art to help my foundation..keep on insulting..it just shows how shallow you all are..Why don't you help your neighbor instead of regurgitating..shit.

Anonymous said...

I suppose the inability to punctuate can be blamed on faulty software as well?

April Winchell is quite well known, certainly better than you are - outside of the Aracti circle. Perhaps you should have educated yourself this time. Ms. Winchell contributes much of her energy to charitable causes...the kind to which legitimate charities are dedicated. By the by, I understand she can spell and make correct use of capital letters.

Lastly, since you seem so convinced that she was paid for the interview, can we safely conclude that your participation on this site is similarly compensated?

JP said...

You guys were right. Steph isn't anywhere near intelligent enough to take a lesson from Ms. Winchell. I don't know what I was thinking. In fact, I do believe she's lost all touch with reality. She is now doubting that people exist outside of her little circle. Or....maybe she thinks her ex-brother-in-law is SO powerful that he conjures up these people. This wouldn't surprise me as she already thinks her computer controls her grammar, spelling and punctuation. I'm beginning to wonder if SHE exists outside of her little corner of the world where bluebirds sing and she's all friendly with her ex-husband, who, interestingly enough, is ALSO out of touch with reality. What a sad, sad situation.

Anonymous said...

steph said...

actually, you have all stooped to the bottom of the heap.

--I’d have to dig pretty deep to stoop lower than you, my dear.

Not I. How do you know this woman exists? How gullible are you people?

--Wait, let me guess. She’s from the spirit world? She only exists in our imaginations? She’s paid by Mr. Spacey to come on here and post? Okay, I give up. She seems real to me. Shows you how much I know.

You just love to hate me.

--I find this one very difficult to argue with this one.

..and I did not create those typos. I am a perfectionist and it was the Vista software..I wrote my blogs perfectly but when it was posted it created errors..period. I now have XP on my new laptop..what goes around comes around.

--She’s left me speechless folks. I can’t stop laughing.

..I doubt this woman exists..she got paid well I am sure...or she would have done an interview.

-- Huh? Paid by whom? Okay everyone, the game’s up. She’s on to us. She must have heard of the collection we took up. Who snitched?

..There is no doubt that she received the invitation from Madame.

-- No doubt at all. Yep, you just keep telling yourself that, honey.

..I am on here to display my art to help my foundation.

--And while I’m at it, I KNOW how much Madame hates Kevin, so I can have a really fun time trashing him on here. So it doesn’t do a damn thing for my “foundation.” In fact, it probably HURTS my “foundation.” But I can’t help myself, you see. I hate that SOB because he’s “made it” and my poor talent less ex-husband can’t get him to support us. Damn!!!!!!

.keep on insulting..it just shows how shallow you all are..

-- But it’s so much FUN.

Why don't you help your neighbor instead of regurgitating..shit.

--Hey! How do you know my neighbor? Are you stalking me?

Anonymous said...

Madame ? Are you there?
April Winchell does indeed exist and I have enjoyed her many radio appearances.
Peddling your 'art' Ms Mastini is helping no - one but yourself and this holier than thou attitude is certainly not going to endear anyone to your 'foundation".
If indeed that really exists.

Arcati said...

Thank you April, I have posted your comment on the main site for a broader reach with my reply. The point you make about "comedic effect" is interesting - as I say in my reply, it's not what I want you to say that's important, but what you have to say. All best MA.

Anonymous said...

Steph said :

< I doubt this woman exists.. >

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0934589/

April is a well-known voiceover, a talk radio personality and a witty diarist on the net.
Hell, her relationship with Kevin Spacey is even mentioned on her IMDb profile. This is an open secret! You just don't have your finger on the pulse. :-)

< she got paid well I am sure... >

Don't make a fool of yourself, Steph...

< or she would have done an interview... >

Well, she did grant it, freely, her own way and against Arcati's will. Isn't that beautiful? What more do you want?

I think everyone definitely knows now what Ms Mastini is worth. The only decent thing she has to do now is shut the f*ck up and tiptoe back.

Duralex said...

Ooooh, tabernak, this is the "coup de grâce". I'm amazed... and so must be Molly Parkin ! :-)))

Arcati said...

The conversation on April is now on a new post above.