Blakeâ€™s subject title was â€œI love the world.â€
My grade school glam band
A friend of mine, Steve, was a big fan of KISS in grade school. I donâ€™t know how he did it, but he once conned three others in my class to have a fake KISS concert for the grade. They put on a record and pretended to play instruments and lipsync the lyrics.
Though it must have been second or third grade, I still remember the girls convincing the â€œbassistâ€ Greg (the guy playing Gene Simmons) to stick out his tongue. They properly pretended to swoon.
(I would see Steve again briefly when he transferred into my 7th grade preperatory school. Obviously, in an institution where even the Jews had to recite to Lordâ€™s Prayer every morning, such a free spirit and natural prankster didnâ€™t last long.)