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“Educational Writings-Discourse, Part XXXIII: the Life and Times of Beverly Carrick—World-Famous Artist, Part Twelve!” by Moses Scharbug III



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EDUCATIONAL WRITINGS-DISCOURSE, PART XXXIII

 

 

Educational Writings-Discourse, Part XXXIII: the Life and Times of Beverly Carrick—World-Famous Artist, Part Twelve!” by Moses Scharbug III

 

 

Bakersfield, CA, 01-02-2013 W:  Greetings, once more, I am somewhat stunned by how easily we approached the ‘end of the world’ last month on the Twenty-First and did so without much concern.  Once the planet’s rotation put one side of the earth into the prophesied day while the other one experienced the afternoon of the day before, it was clear that massive cracks did not appear on the earth’s surface.  How is it that the Mayans were so advanced in their astronomical calculations and predictions and so wrong about the end coming to the world and a new once beginning?  Some say that the planet, itself, was not going to ‘end’ but that the world and its citizens undergo a new feeling in which, we suddenly became enlightened and no more killings, no more starvation, and no more wars would blossom.  Could it be possible that maybe the horrendous school shootings, mall shootings, and street murders and mayhem been the last gasp of a dying way of life, of a perverted global outlook, and economic troubles and that somehow, we were going to be born anew?  I do not know—Jews do not seem to be too troubled by prophesies, well, except for the ultra orthodox who follow the Old Testament closely in the same way some of these Christian sects are “goofy” for lack of a better word.  Who knows: maybe President Obama is going to be born anew himself and maybe he will begin doing what is right for both the nation and its people and quite possibly the world. 
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I think that Americans are going to be faced with trying times over the next two years and if they do not wake up and take back the electorate from these so-called ‘low information voters’ then the nation is going to be lost.  I do believe that the election’s results were fraudulent but no one is brave enough to stand up and say it aloud but I will.  How is it that states could elect more Republicans to office than ever before while the nation’s general election results found Obama reelected with a large margin?  I have said it before and I will say it again, when various locales around the nation reported 115% or higher voter turnout, how is it that no one ordered an immediate investigation into obviously fraudulent results?  I have never seen anything so wrong in my life, this smacks of the ‘Chicago Way’ but then, is not the President a product of Chicago, his adopted hometown?  People, stand up for what is right, when we can no longer trust the results of our electoral process, the nation is lost and I am telling you liberals out there that at some point, the pendulum is going to swing the other way 180 degrees.  Then let us see how you like it: oh, I know, your side always cries “foul” and makes a big stink out of honest elections because that is what liberals do.

 Okay, enough of politics, we are in for a rough two years and as all of you should or must know, your taxes increased YESTERDAY and you are going to be shocked when you see your first paycheck.  The joke is on you, ninety-nine percenters!   Anyhow, we have been talking about the life and times of Beverly Carrick, the world famous artist who died last year on November 29, at the age of 85.  Currently, we are back in 1971 discussing the shenanigans her youngest son, Brian, one of our chef authors here at the AICP-END experienced at the time.  As he points out in our interviews, his life at the time was very difficult, he was bi-polar but had no idea at the time and was involved with both drugs and alcohol.  He tells me that at the time, life was terrible for him, he experienced a monthly cycle in which, one week would be one of building euphoria and then at the final day, he knew that when he went to be, the next day, he would be in a pit of BLACKNESS! 
Beverly Carrick in 1968...
 

The blackness was emotional; he went from being on top of the world to complete, overwhelming depression, which he attributes to the age of 10 when his world was torn apart by his father’s transfer to Bakersfield.  Up until that time, he had been a lively, carefree kid and had they known about the fallacies of ADD, ADHD, you know—boys being boys and the need for giving them psychotropic drugs to “calm” them down—he would have become a zombie because they would have doped him good!   However, that was not what school administrators did in those days, they permitted kids to run and play and have a good time and that is what he did—until his father put an end to the only time he was ever happy.
Brian Carrick as a senior at Garces Memorial High School in 1973...
 
 

The move was traumatic as we have said in earlier installments and the depression he underwent monthly had gone on for so long now that it seemed as if it had always been with him.  In some cases, he felt as though he shared his mind with residues of his father, something that would drive him nearly insane at a later age.  At this point in 1971, he confessed what he had been doing and his mother used tough love, leaving him to struggle through his dark times by himself.  He attempted to incorporate the religion classes at Garces into his life seeking to know God in the way in which the Jesus Freaks—popular at the time professed—but never heard back from Him.  He sought Him but the signals coming back were static and so he felt that he was on his own.
Brian Carrick playing the drums in 1974...
 

When he could once again be “normal,” he resumed playing with his bandmates and drinking alcohol whenever one of them could procure it.  His mother kept going out and over the course of time met a man named Ray Wolf who was the principal at a small high school north of Bakersfield in the next county, Kings.  It was an area of agricultural industries and out in the sticks if you will so, Ray and a friend named Jim Parker who was the basketball coach and mathematics instructor at the school stayed in Bakersfield and commuted back and forth. 
Beverly Carrick with Ray Wolf in the early 1970s...
 

Beverly met them at the Hilton Inn, back then in the 1970s, one of the hottest and newest hotels with a spectacular bar featuring live music nightly.  Beverly still loved to dance and even though she had prosthesis, she was magic on the dance floor and very popular with the men.  Everyone wanted to dance with her and one night, Ray asked her to dance, and he and his friend had sat watching her and were stunned by her beauty and her dexterity on the dance floor.   
Beverly Carrick at an art show in the early 1970s...
 

Now Ray and Jim enjoyed drinking and enjoyed meeting women and partying with them.  Both were in the process of being divorced from their wives but their lifestyles were one of indulgence and it was the 1970s, was it not, and so anything went.  They had no problem being promiscuous nor did it trouble them to lie to their various women but Beverly was something new, she was a woman of quality, she was someone to admire, to covet, to desire to be their own.  Ray made the first move and found her to be not only alluring but also quite intelligent, something he had not known in his life up until that very moment.  Likewise Beverly later described Ray as being ‘lithe like a panther,’ very sexual, and a wonderful dancer so he turned her on.  After having been married to Harry for longer than she cared to admit, she was looking for a new love, someone she could really love and who would show her a good time.
Beverly Carrick at 1974's Halloween Party...
 

Ray and Beverly hit it off almost immediately and before long, he was a fixture at the Carrick household, even spending the night on occasion.  Beverly took Ray out to meet her parents and brother at the hobby shop and they were lukewarm towards him.  One thing that bothered Florence was the fact that she viewed her daughter as living a somewhat dangerous life, going out night after night and staying out until all hours of the night and morning.  She was not happy about the problems that Brian was exhibiting and both she and her husband, Clarence, voiced their opinions to their daughter about her and her new “friend.” 
Beverly Carrick outside her Taylor Street Apartment in 1974...
 

Ray, too, had a son and was undergoing child custody issues with his soon-to-be ex-wife, which were both frustrating and depressing leading him to drink more on weekends.  She fought him tooth and nail and did her best to frustrate him at every move.  He had a heavy workload bring principal of a high school no matter how small and the commute back and forth between his place of work and his apartment in Bakersfield was taxing.  After awhile, Beverly approached her son, Brian, and with Ray in tow, asked him what he thought about the idea of her moving her beau in. 

“To live here?” he asked.

“Yes, I would like to move Ray in, you like him, don’t you?”

“Yeah, I guess so.  I guess it’s okay.”

Not long after that, Ray moved into the house and occasionally his son would come over to visit his father but Brian really wanted not much to do with him.  He had his own friends and they were busy living their lives in the way they chose, doing their schoolwork at school or at home in the evenings and then playing music outside in the guest house.

At this point, the band was more an exercise in futility as the instrumentation was not very good but it showed at some point that it would.  Brian spent a great deal of time playing the drums when not at work or at school and then would go out to hang down the street at Gerry and Tim’s house. 

Meanwhile, Beverly and Ray went to the clubs, preferring both the Hilton Inn and the Funny Farm where the popular Ted Force Band played five nights a week.  During the day, she painted vigorously in the studio and continued selling paintings through her agent.  Down south, Patrick was preparing to finish the fall semester in his first year of law school while his father continued working in real estate and enjoying his life with his new wife.  Everything seemed to be okay, everyone was doing their thing and not bothering the other and it was clear that this is what everyone wanted. 
Brian Carrick as a sophomore at Garces Memorial High School...
 

The New Year came and it was 1972 and Brian was in the final months of his sophomore year, doing as best he could.  He was burning the candle at both ends but as of yet, it did not show.  He was troubled by this horrible depression but had no idea as to how to deal with it and did his best to ignore it.  He was not enamored of the way life was but it was the best he was going to get.  At one point, he stayed at his grandparents so that his mother and her live-in boyfriend could go back to North Dakota to meet his family.  They drove back there and were away for about two weeks but after about a week, Brian returned to the Magnolia Avenue home.  He had the key, he told his grandparents that it was easier he did that than have, them or his friends’ parents give him a ride to school and that is what he did.  He enjoyed being home by himself and it allowed him time to go out with his friends in the evenings. 
Beverly Carrick in the 1970s...
 

At some point, his mother found out through her mother that he had gone home and that, she, Florence told her not to worry about it, that he would be okay.  When they finally came home after their trip, everything was fine and nothing bad had happened so she thought that maybe he was working through his problems.   He sure acted as if he was and so she paid him no more thought and life went on.

The summer of 1972 was a wild time for her son as he spent most of it drinking rather heavily with his friends whenever he could.  Besides, working at the Royale Palms was a life altering experience as it put him into the company of men as well as women and in some ways, he achieved adulthood while in others, he remained the same.  One thing was for sure, being friends with the broilerman, Natcho; it allowed him to drink beer at the end of the night, as the old man liked the kid.  The head chef, Robert Pendleton, lived in a house owned by the owner of the hotel chain, Mr. Turner, and Bob taught him a lot about being a man, albeit in negative ways. 

The sous chef, a man named Bill Chester and his boss, Bob, talked about women and the things they did with them while the teenager listened to them as much he could.  They liked the kid; in addition, he was a hard worker and did whatever he his superiors asked him to do, even though he did not belong to the kitchen crew.  He came in early, worked hard setting up the dining room on his own and stayed to the end of the night, no matter whenever that was.  Yes, there were labor laws but no one paid them much attention and so the kid made a fair amount of money, working overtime, which he stashed away for his coveted drum kit. 
Brian's Rodgers Drum Kit
 

One thing he knew, however, was that Alice, the foodserver in the dining room on weekends, holidays, and other busy times as if when the drags were in town had a daughter named Debi who also worked part-time at the hotel.  Brian loved the girl; she was four years older and was married to a person named Mike.  She always was very nice to Brian, as was her mother and in a way; she became a substitute mother for him.  He also loved the barmaid, an older though still sexy redhead named, Darlene (appropriate for a cocktail server) whose husband was a contractor in town.  Darlene was very nice to him, too, and so he grew up in this adult environment and learned to drink more beer with his friend, Natcho, who happily shared his enormous stash with him throughout the night. 

Many times, he drove his grandparents’ old Plymouth home from the job half-lit from drinking booze and luckily never had a problem with the police.  His grandparents had given him their car when he got his license and he drove the car all over Bakersfield.  Life seemed to be going good and since his mother was preoccupied with her art and with Ray, he had the freedom to do whatever he wanted, with his friends or by himself.   Soon, life would change when he entered his junior year at Garces and it was not going to be for the best but for now, it was as good as it had ever been.

We are going to stop here for today, as this is a good place to end our narration of the life and times of Beverly Carrick, the artist.  Let it be known that Brian holds no animosity towards his mother or his father as the divorce was a time of freedom for all.  As his mother said at different times throughout her life, she stayed home by herself for the first year after the divorce to be there for her youngest son. However, when he abandoned her to be with his friends more or less, she took the opportunity to go out and seek the life she had long sought but never had the chance to experience.    In a weird way, Harry was the glue holding the family together and once he was out of the picture, everyone went in his or her own direction, Pat doing so somewhat earlier because going to school 180 miles away allowed him to do so.  We will notice this tomorrow, my friends, so we will leave it be for now.  

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Friends, things have changed regarding the AARC Technology Company in Bakersfield, CA, we are now going to promote them over the course of time due to their making things right by us and helping us with our computer situation.  We do not wish to boycott anyone in this wonderful world and the fact that both AARC and Nerds on Call.com are on board with us is a good thing.  People, buy all of your computers from AARC Technology in Bakersfield, CA, they build the best equipment and make the best products and we hope that you check them out.  If the world is going to end, why not add a new computer to your wish list of holiday gifts as remember, it is only money and we cannot take it with us!  

          As I was mentioning yesterday at the close of our blogpost, after witnessing what we did in Connecticut last month with the school shooting, we then must look at the life of Brian Carrick when he was a youngster.  As he says, if they had the diagnosis of ADD or ADHD back when he was a child, they would have overloaded him with all sorts of mind-altering drugs.  Nowadays, no one wants boys to be boys but to be more like girls.  It is quite possible that if one removed the drugs from the young males in our schools that possibly, the shootings will end.  What we are seeing at this point in our nation’s history is the first generation of altered boys, ones who have been diagnosed as being “too wild” or rambunctious and given Zoloft® and Ritalin and other mind-destroying drugs. Then, add that with the sorts of things that go on in their lives like bullying and gangs, it is easy to see the correlation between school psychotropic interventions and mental illness.  Mr. President, do something about mental illness before you do something about guns!                   

          Friends, please buy your holiday gifts as soon as possible, so you if the world does continue, you and yours can enjoy them.  Nothing says “I love you” better than a Beverly Carrick painting and now that the artist has passed away, her paintings are invaluable.  Buy now by calling us at 661-831-2544 after looking at the beverlycarrick.com website.   

          For the fashion-conscious living in Bakersfield, California, please visit the Westchester Hair Company located in Bakersfield, California, on “F” Street above the famed KC Steakhouse.  Carol is the proprietor and this year, they have lost not only Beverly Carrick Snow but also Ron Lopez, one of the top hairstylists in the city.  We promote them and their abilities and want you to call them at 661-324-9864.  Please visit us weekly if you live in Kern County and if you live outside, please fly in once a month from any part of the world and have Carol take care of your hair—you will not be disappointed.  We recommend nothing but the best here at the AICP-END so please visit them and tell them that WE sent you!  Thank you!                                                                       

Anyhow, let us close with this impassioned plea—please leave some comments and/or become a follower and why not spend some money and purchase an album by MOUNTAIN or West, Bruce, and Laing and/or buy a cookbook from Amazon.com—we want to make some money here so help us out by buying something!  Allied with them, we are pleased to market their merchandise! When we finish advertising albums by Mountain and West, Bruce and Laing, we will begin presenting albums by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention!  See you next time around! Bye!  

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This is me when I was a university professor at one of California’s State Universities in the Southland back in the 1970’s.  I have been retired for the past 15 years and have been the assistant editor of the END since its first incarnation back in 2009.

 

Moses Scharbug III writes from Oildale, CA.

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  1. Size 36” x 72”………………………………………………………….$18,000.00.
  2. Size 40” x 60”………………………………………………………….$15,450.00.
  3. Size 36” x 48”………………………………………………………….$11,500.00.
  4. Size 30” x 40”………………………………………………………….$ 9,900.00.
  5. Size 24” x 48”………………………………………………………….$ 9,000.00.
  6. Size 24” x 36”…………………………………………………………$ 8,240.00.
  7. Size 24” x 30”…………………………………………………………$ 7,600.00.
  8. Size 20” x 24”…………………………………………………………$ 5,950.00.
  9. Size 18” x 24”…………………………………………………………$ 5,950.00.
  10. Size 16” x 20”…………………………………………………………$ 5,400.00.
  11. Size 12” x 24” …................................................................................$ 5,400.00.
  12. Size 12” x 16”….................................................................................$ 4,500.00.
  13. Size 11” x 14”…………………………………………………………$ 4,500.00.
  14. Size 9” x 12” ………………………………………………………….$ 1,200.00.
  15. Size 8” x 10” ………………………………………………………….$ 1,000.00.

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