Sunday, August 12, 2012

Charlie's Right Hand Man's Daughter

Great recent article found by Miss Tone.

My father: Charles Manson's right-hand man
To his daughter, Paul Watkins was simply her dad. Could it really be true he was also the notorious 60s cult leader's right-hand man?

Claire Watkins-  "I rip the CD on to my iPod and wheel to my father, who has appeared in the Ps between Paul Simon and the Pixies. Maybe he would have liked that, being a musician. Maybe that's where he would have been anyway, if he'd kept singing and playing music, if he hadn't had his vocal cords singed before he was slated to testify against Charlie, when the Volkswagen van he was sleeping in caught fire, was perhaps lit by Steven "Clem" Grogan, one of three Manson Family men who claimed to have undone Shorty Shea with a pipe wrench, a machete, a bayonet."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/10/manson-family-member-my-dad?newsfeed=true





8 comments:

LH said...

I LOVED this article. Thanks!!!

eviliz said...

LH said...
I LOVED this article. Thanks!!!

You are very welcome. That will be $20.00 please. KIDDING!
Next rumor- "Eviliz is charging people to read articles on her blog."

Couyon Nunyaz said...

Paul gave Charlie a hummer??
Never herd that before.
I dont get what people see in Charlie, never thought he was Fugly or anything, but when I see his pictures, I just imagine a small dick and really bad body odor!

Trilby said...

Love this article, and her honesty. No pretense, frank... I love books, but very rarely read fiction. Claire's writing makes me want to buy all her books. And I'm also regretting caving to conventionality in the form of a brown leather living room set, because that is a waaay funky-cool sofa in the accompanying picture!

GrumpFromPahrump said...

I have read this book and will say, this girl can write! All the stories take place in the area I reside in. Places and roads mentioned actually exist. Each story really holds your interest and you can’t stop until you are done with story. She loves to use the word F**k”.

The book says it is purely fiction, but some truth is in the first story but things and names are changed. Such as Sadie’s baby being a girl, and Little Paul was her father. The first story is the only when that mentions Manson.

Now that her book is posted on the 3 major TLB Boards, (not cool as far as I am concerned, kids should be off limits) I would ask you to respect her privacy please. She is doing book signings all over the country and the last things she needs is to be harassed with Manson questions.

I attended her book signing in Reno. As much as I wanted to ask her things, I bit my lip. All I could say was, “I am sorry about your mother”. When she found out the town I live in, she got real excited. She was raised in my town, and her mother died here as well. She signed my book, “To a fellow Pahrumpian”

She is a college professor, a class act, PLEASE leave her alone.

LH said...

Aw jeez Liz. I know I barely comment here but $20!?!

I'm keed! I do truly love this blog and everyone's posts, comments etc. It's comforting to know I'm not the only reasonably intelligent person who's super interested in all the various threads, characters & crazy angles of all this b.s. (I say b.s. in the most kind way possible...) Your blog is such a great resource and I appreciate all you & the other posters do. Keep up the great work!

(Apologies if I seem a tad hyperbolic, had a cocktail after work today!)

LH said...

"I keed" oops!

eviliz said...

LH said...
"I keed" oops!

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog?