BROWN WATER Apple play list songs of the late 60’s
The stories I’ve written are rough, I had to get them out of my system at that time.
by Ester Green
I WAS BORN IN SOUTHEAST ASIA IN 1968, MY BIRTH MOTHER BE NAMED THE DAP, I BE
BUKU, WIND, FIRE, RAIN, AND EARTH, THE SPIRIT.
When coming aboard the USS Hoily you Dap the crew, a handshake of brotherhood. “Little Brother” A 21 yr old slim athletic 6’6″ bLACK, 2nd Class Petty Officer from LA, Cal serves in the US Navy since 1968, he is “Lo” Lorenzo Wright (Low right) (Lo fucking right) named “Warrior”, the Skipper and Mechanic on PTF62 Boat the USS Hoily. His Gunner 22 yr an old, 5’6″ Mexican-American 3rd Class Petty Officer with jet black hair to his shoulders from Riverside, Cal, Jhesu
Martinez “Zeus” ‘s been in the country for 9 months without a haircut. And 19 yr old, blue-eyed handsome E-3 Seamen Radio Operator, 6’ Ronnie “White Boy” White a High School standout Bull Rider from Salt Lake City, Utah makes up his crew.
Lorenzo “Lo Right”, they’ll be trouble when they see him, his bLACK ass, always ready for whatever the spirits bring.
Lorenzo readies the men to castoff.
Anh em (Brothers) you nigga’s ready? It’s time to go bust a nut.
(smiling, he takes a deep breath letting the spirits enter him to glide him)
Jhesu nods his head up and down, and religious crosses himself, he pulls a purple and white bandana from his rucksack and ties it around his head.
Mother fucker (he takes hold of his blue with the white NY logo ( New York Yankees) ball cap he’s wearing and faces the bill to the back of his head)
They depart the dock at 04:00 hours, Lorenzo’s the only PTF Skipper that gets down like this (leaving this early in the morning), Jhesu unties the shore line then jumps aboard the boat while Ronnie pulls the anchor onto the deck.
We should be arriving a uot am dao (the part of the river he named Wet Pussy) at 08:00 hours.
(he calls to his crew) (a wide smile on his face)
LORENZO STEERS AWAY FROM THE DOCK HEADING
SOUTH DOWN THE BEN HAI RIVER, 70 MILES SOUTH WEST OF SAIGON.
Have you ever seen Central Park in the Fall?
No, White, why?
Cause that’s a good pickup line for the ladies, it works every time.
It work every time huh, I’m using that when I see
Ladies, back to work and stop the bullshit.(he say
this with a smile on his face)
Ronnie picks up the radio.
HAVEN’S GATE THIS IS CHOCOLATE CITY, OVER.
Haven’s Gate here, Chocolate City, what’s up
Haven’s Gate, Yo mama, over.
Chocolate City, fuck you Ronnie, y’all all right out
Haven’s Gate, “Yea man, cool running”(in his best
Jamaican accent), over.
City, What’s your location?, over.
Gate, we’re 60 miles out 1/4 the way to uot am
dao (Wet Pussy) for you land loving “Squirrel” that’s
69.04 miles , if we average 55 knots we’ll get
there by 08:00 hours, we’ll call you at 07:00
City, sounds like a plan, over.
Gate, if you don’t hear from us by 07:30 hours the
NVA (North Vietnamese Army), VC (Viet Cong)
Charlie (over the radio V/C Victor Charlie), or some random gooks (derogatory term for Asians)
fuckers well have fucked us up, over.
Ronnie, let them assholes know we don’t want no fucking Hugely’s flying low in that area of the “Wet
Wet”(uot am dao aka Wet Pussy) kicking up jungle dust. (a wide smile on his face)
Gate, no Hugely’s in the area of uot am dao (Wet
Pussy) that’s 18º 40’N,105º 40′ E. If we need some Hugely’s we’ll call it in, over.
City, no Hugely’s at 180º 40′ N, 105º 40′ E, uot
am dao (Wet Pussy), over.
Gate, talk to you later, over and out.
City, peace, ya’ll watch ya’ll asses out there, over
“White Boy”, the early bird catches the worm.
RONNIE Yea, “Zeus” catch these nuts, you know the first thing this mother fucker says to me this morning? I got the key to the “Rabbit Hole”, what the fuck does that even mean?
He hears you “White”.
Yea, this mother fucka
hears and sees everything. What’s so strange is he be the first
one to take a bullet for a mother fucker, nuts. Yea, he got the key, the only key he got is the one
clamped to my fucking nuts. It’s dangerous as fuck on this river.
Calm the fuck down “Mejor Amingo”.
Fuck you Amingo.
Jhesu goes in his rucksack and pulls out a portable cassette player, puts in four new batteries. He grabs five tapes and finds the one he was looking for, and
inserts it into the player, playing “Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf, Ronnie’s favorite song.
Born to be wild-(he singing)
I new this would clam your ass down, Ronnie.
Vietnam is a beautiful country, the water is blue as the sky, there’s rolling hills, small mountains and the rain forest.
The river narrows less than 50 yards across from shore to shore, at some points for the next 400 yards down river.
And em (Brothers) Ronnie take the helm.
Ronnie snaps to attention, his jaw tightens, his eyes widen as he hurries to the helm. He’s been wearing his baseball cap like catchers do with the bill to the
back, he turns the bill of his cap to face front. He’s stone face now.
Lorenzo stripes , all he has on is his skivvies (shorts) and t-shirt, he pulls a pair of sandals from his rucksack and ties them together with a shoelace then drapes and wraps them around his neck. He returns to the ruck pulls out two green and and brown bandanas.
Jhesu come and tie my knife flat to my left forearm with the blade pointing to my hand
and the shape side pointing away from my body.
Jhesu ties the knife to Lorenzo’s arm with the two bandanas.
That’s going to work, thanks “Zeus”.
You’re in charge, keep Ronnie head on tight.
Jhesu takes his position Manning the 60 caliber machine gun.
It’s ain’t nothing but a chicken wing, “Skip”( short for Skipper)
You got jokes “Zeus”.
Ronnie wait here for fifteen minutes, then take her over
to the sunny side, we’ll hook back up 40 klick
down river after the bend on the edge on the
bank, where it’s 50 yards across, when I see the
boat I’ll swim back to the sunny side, stay on the sunny side “White”.
Lorenzo quietly slip off the boat into the Ben Hai River.
I like my eggs sunny side up mother fuckas. (he calls back to the two men)
Lorenzo swims to the shady side of the river bank, leaps out of the water, then vanishes into the rain forest. He’s calling on the old Spirits to lead him, he’ll be Wind, Fire, and Rain making safe passage for his crew.
This mother fucker here gets in the water and all he says is I like my eggs sunny side up mother
Remember sunny side up “White Boy”.
Sunny side these nuts,”Chica”(girl)
TO BE CONTINUE
THE MAJORITY RULE
The rules of Hollywood and your middle america local colleges.
John is in a film production class at his local college. For his final project he and the group he’s in will have finish a four to seven minute film. Each student presents a story pitch to the class. The class consist of 10 women and 10 men for a total of 20 students. Only four story will be made from the twenty that are pitched, Five people to a group.
John’s story is about a mixed male who appears to be wHITE and a fellow student that is prejudice. The class voted on four other films, their vote their right,THE MAJORITY. Two of the films center around women, thats to be expected they make up 50% of the class. The group John is in has an interesting story, he’s happy about that. John’s pissed about
this fantasy story, it’s about a best selling book author that can’t read, how fucking dumb can this be, and to top it off the instructor in the class co-signs this bullshit. John thinks back to what the stories Were about, 75 % of the stories were about some fuck up fantasy that didn’t have an ending, so much for the majority. John liked his story, a story about a young Hispanic that was treated badly at his school, a rich woman that poison
a beggars bread, a guy not approaching a women, she wanted him to, the man with a lottery ticket. In a fantasy you can write any fucking thing an not be called out on it, which is safe and some bullshit.
For the most part minority stories are not told in Hollywood and their sure in thee fuck not told in middle america’s local colleges where the majority decides what stories will be told.
There can be no single answer to how minority-group differences in views and values are resolved — only the sure knowledge that only through the democratic process of tolerance, debate, and willingness to compromise can free societies reach agreements that embrace the twin pillars of majority rule and minority rights.
A CHANGE IS GOING TO COME
Adam is a 19 yr old male college student that is racially mixed that appears to be wHITE.
He’s taking a Film Production Class, he and three other students are working on a film project together in a group. While working on the project Adam encounters a fellow student named Sam that states in conversing with him that he’s glad he didn’t have to work with a bLACK student in their class named Marcus.
Sarah and Jacob are going to work the camera and take care of the lighting, while Adam and Sam will write the script and produce the sound for the four to seven minute short film for their group film project.
Sam states that “I’m glad we didn’t get Marcus, he wouldn’t do any work.”
Adam, “Where do you know Marcus from?”
Sam, “I don’t, but look at his hair, I don’t know what you call that style, but to me it sucks ass.”
Adam, “They’re called twist, Sam.”
Sam, “He was on time today, but they’re always late.”
“My dad’s a cop, and he told me that this bLACK cop that works in his department is always late for work.”
“He said that the only reason they put up with him is because they don’t want to keep spending money on replacing them.”
Adam, “Lets just give the guy a chance, he looks ok to me.”
Sam, “Alright, alri….but I bet you twenty bucks, he’ll drop this class.”
Adam, “I’m going to pray for you buddy.”
Sam, “Pray for me, ok you do that.”
LATER THAT WEEK ADAM AND SAM GO TO A COFFEE SHOP TO WORK ON THEIR SCHOOL PROJECT TOGETHER.
TEN FEET FROM THE DOOR TO THE COFFEE SHOP ADAM BENDS
OVER TO TIE HIS SHOE SLACE, HIS PHONE STARTS TO RING.
Adam, “Go on a head and order, I’ll be right in, I have to take this call.”
SAM ENTERS THE SHOP, THERE’S A 60 YEAR OLD bLACK WOMAN BEHIND THE COUNTER.
Woman, ‘How are you today?
Woman, “It’s a beautiful day, yes a beautiful day it is.”
Woman, “What would you like?
Sam, “I’ll have a 16 oz coffee, the house blend.”
SAM WANTS A MUFFIN.
HE KEEPS ON EYE BALLING THE BLUEBERRY ONES IN THE CASE TO HIS RIGHT. HE DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY.
Woman, “Would you like room for cream or sugar?”
SAM HEARS HER BUT HE DOESN’T SPEAK, THINKING TO HIMSELF, IF I WANTED IT I WOULD HAVE ASKED FOR IT, Wouldn’t I?
Woman, “Sweetie, would you like cream or sugar?”
Sam, “No, no, I don’t.”
Woman, “Alright, Sir, that will be a $1.85.”
SHE WALKS OVER TO THE COFFEE MAKER, PICK UP A CUP AND FILLS IT, THEN RETURNS TO THE COUNTER AND PLACES THE COFFEE ON THE COUNTER.
SAM HANDS HER A FIVE DOLLAR BILL. THE WOMAN TAKES THE FIVE AND HOLDS IT UP TO THE LIGHT, CHECKING THE BILL’S WATER MARK.
SHE LOOKS OVER AT SAM AND WINKS AT HIM.
Woman, “I’m playing with you, thought i’d have a little fun.”
SAM’S IS STANDING FAR AWAY FROM THE COUNTER, THIS IS HIS CUSTOM, SO THE CLERK WILL PLACE HIS CHANGE ON THE COUNTER, AND NOT ATTEMP TO
PLACE IT IN HIS HAND.
THE WOMAN PICKS UP HIS CHANGE, WALKS FROM BEHIND THE COUNTER, SHE WALKS UP TO SAM, LIFTS HIS RIGHT HAND AND PLACES HIS CHANGE IN HIS HAND WHILE SMILING ALL THE WHILE.
BOTH OF THE WOMAN’S HANDS ARE HOLDING SAM’S RIGHT HAND, SHE TURNS AND WALKS BACK TO THE COUNTER PICKS UP HIS COFFEE AND A COUPLE OF NAPKINS AND PLACES HIS ORDER ON THE TABLE. SHE TAPS THE BACK OF SAMS LEFT HAND WITH HER RIGHT HAND. SHE TURNS AND WALKS BACK BEHIND THE COUNTER.
SAM SITS DOWN AT THE TABLE PICK UP THE COFFEE AND HAS A SLIP.
THE WOMAN PICKS OUT THE BIGGEST BLUEBERRY MUFFIN, PUTS IT ON A PLATE, AND
BRINGS IT TO SAM AND PLACES IT ON THE TABLE WITHOUT SPEAKING, THEN WALKS BACK BEHIND THE COUNTERS.
SAM SITS, HIS MIND TAKING IT ALL IN.
ADAM ENTER THE COFFEE SHOP, WALKS UP TO THE WOMEN, THEY EXCHANGE WORDS, SAM CAN’T HEAR WHAT THEY’RE SAYING.
SAM SEES THAT THE WOMEN IS HOLDING ADAM’S HANDS IN HER’S OVER THE COUNTER, THEN ADAM LEANS IN AN KISSES THE WOMAN ON HER CHEEK.
THE WOMAN COMES FROM BEHIND THE COUNTER, ADAM AND THE WOMAN COME TO THE TABLE WHERE SAM IS SITTING.
ADAM, “Sam I want you to meet someone,
Deborah Kay, this is
Sam, Sam, this is Deborah Kay my grandma,”
SAM PUTS HIS HAND OUT TO SHAKE HER HAND.
DEBORAH KAY HUGS HIM.
Jacob drop the class, Marcus’s group had an extra student.
Sam approaches Marcus. Marcus we’re a man short, How would you like to be on a winning team?
Driving home from the coffee shop, you know the one by Liberty Park in Salt Lake,
this shlt just pops in my head.
Question: Have you been hit on by a person of the same sex?
Yes, No, Maybe?
Ok, sTORY time!📖
lONG sTORY sHORT
i had a jacket made.
i rETURNED to San Diego, CA in 1970 after 365 days in the “Nam” (Vietnam)
Walking through a drug store wearing mY jACKET, in downtown “Diego” (San Diego)
This guy was looking at me hard, and following me through out the story
I don’t think he was security, either.
ii was like, O’well, just keep it moving!
mY jacket was just like the one Texas dishwasher Joe Buck (Jon Voight) wore in the
1969 movie Midnight Cowboy expect mINE’S lol, was bLACK, a bLACK jacket for a
bLACK “Midnight Cowboy”, you dig!, you feel me?!
EVAN AND DARLENE TALK SEXY
ENT: THE SCENE BEGINS AT 8::30 PM 20::30.
EVAN’S MOM IS A SEAMSTRESS, HE KNOW HOW TO SEW.
DARLENE SEWING MACHINE CAN’T SEW LEATHER.
EVAN GOING TO HELP HER SEW HER LEATHER HOT PANTS BY HAND.
HE TELEPHONES HIS MOM RUBY FOR ADVICE.
RUBY KNOWS HER SON, WHAT HE’S SAYING AND WHAT HE’S NOT SAYING
SHE HAS EVAN PUT DARLENE ON THE PHONE.
SHE NEW OF DARLENE FROM OGDEN BUT IT DOESN’T
REGISTER AT THIS TIME.
DARLENE DATED EVAN’S COUSIN JAMES, BUT WHEN SHE MET EVAN SHE
BROKE IT OFF WITH HIS COUSIN. SHE WANTED TO LET
EVAN KNOW HOW SHE FELT ABOUT HIM BUT SHE HIDE
HER FEELING FROM HIM.
EVAN FELT ATTRACTED TO DARLENE BUT HE DIDEN’T
LET HER KNOW THIS, HE BURIED HIS FEELING, HIDING THEM FROM HER.
DARLENE KNOWS HOW TO SEW, SHE DESIGNS HER OWN COSTUMES.
SHE WILL ONLY DANCE FOR A FEW YEARS, SAVING HER MONEY SO
SHE CAN HAVE HER OWN FASHION DESIGN COMPANY AFTER SHE
ATTENDS DESIGN SCHOOL.
DARLENE AND EVAN ARE IN A CONER OF HER APARTMENT.
THEY’RE SITTING AT A SMALL TABLE WITH A SEWING MACHINE ON IT,
THERE’S SEWING ACCESSORIES ON THE TABLE, AND PIECES OF
BLACK AND WHITE LEATHER.
EVAN: “Darlene, it’s about 8::30, we should get started.”
Evan: “That’s some nice leather.”
Darlene: “I got it in T.J., me and Misty went down there last week, i got it for a good price.”
DARLENE AND EVAN ARE SITTING ON HER SOFA IN HER
SHE’S PLAYING SINGLE 45’S RECORDS ON HER RECORD PLAYER.
Alfie by Dionne Warwick,Darlene just finished playing.
Evan:”You love you some Dionne, every time I come see you, you’re playing Alfie.”
Evan: “I’m tryin to play this I WISH IT WOULD RAIN.” (by The Temptations)
Darlene:”Evan, try again, I wish you would take that with you
when you go.”
Darlene:”Put on We’re A Winner, (by The Impressions) you know you want to, you play that song every time you’re here.”
Darlene:”You be just mumbling the words, I like it to, honey put it on,please.”
This song was playing when Evan call home last week, It was playing on his mothers radio,he thinks of her when he hears the song.
EVAN GOES THROUGH A STACK OF 45’S FINDS THE RECORD AND places it on the turn table, and drops the needle on the record,the music begins to play.
HALF WAY THROUGH THE SONG HE STARTS TO SING THE WORDS.”
EVAN:”We’re keeping on up……”
Darlene:”Evan,that not even in the song, sweetie.”
Evan:”Don’t worry about what I’m doing,over here.”
Evan:”Darlene,you know what?
Evan:”And you good people to.”
Evan:”You got the prettiest legs I’ve ever seen.”
Darlene:”Thanks,I appreciate that,honey.”
EVAN RETURNS TO THE RECORD PLAYER FINDS Cold Sweat by James Brown
PUTS IT ON THEN HE STARTS TO DANCE TO THE MUSIC, HE’S PERFORMING FOR DARLENE, HE’S A GREAT DANCER.
DARLENE:”Get it man.”
Darlene:”That’s my man”
THE SONG ENDS DARLENE GET UP FROM THE SOFA, WALKS
UP TO EVAN AND KISSES HIM ON HIS LIPS, LONG AND HARD.
SHE THEN PLAYS I Never loved a Man(The Way I Love You)
by Aretha Franklin
Darlene: “Psych,I was play’N”
Evan: “You play too much.”
Darlene:“You don’t like the way I play baby.”
WHEN SHE SAYS BABY TO EVAN,IT’S ALWAYS SAID IN A SENSUAL TONE!
Evan:“Don’t call me baby.”
DARLENE SMILES AT EVAN, PLACES A SENSUAL LOOK ON
HER FACE, WALKS OVER AND STRADDLES HIM, SHE LEANS IN
AND KISSES HIM ON HIS LIPS.
Evan:“D”“you play to damn much.”
Darlene:”You right baby.”
SHE TAKES HER HANDS AND PLACES THEM AROUND HIS NECK.
DARLENE LEANS IN AND KISSES HIM DEEPLY.
Darlene:“ok baby, you right baby.”
Evan:“Don’t call be baby,i’m a grown ass man.”
Darlene:“A grown as man who wants some ass.”
Evan:“My shits harder than Chinese arithmetic.”
Darlene:“Boy that sounds like a personal problem.”
Darlene:“Just let me put the tip in right?”
DARLENE SAYS IN HER DEEPEST FEMALE VOICE.
Darlene: “Just the tip.”
EVAN AND DARLENE BOTH LAUGH AT DARLENE TRYING
TO SPEAK IN A DEEP MALES VOICE.
Darlene:“Its getting late, you got-A-go.”
Evan:“I could stay the night”
Darlene:“Not a good idea.”
Darlene:“Take my car you know where the key
is, when you get off work come over i’ll be here.”
EVAN WALKS OVER TO THE KITCHEN COUNTER TAKES
THE KEY OUT OF THE COFFEE CUP THATS SAYS SAN DIEGO ZOO.
HE WALKS OVER TO DARLENE TO GIVE HER A GOOD NIGHT KISS.
HE LEANS IN TO KISS HER ON HER LIPS, SHE TURNS
HER HEAD TO RECEIVE A KISS ON HER CHEEK, HER KISS
LANDS ON HER CHEEK, HE REACHES AROUND HER AND PALMS
HER ASSCHEEKS IN HIS HANDS, THEN TURNS AND WALKS
.TO THE DOOR TO LEAVE.
SHE WAITS UNTIL HE GETS TO THE DOOR BEFORE SPEAKING
Darlene: “Really Evan?”
EVAN STANDS IN FRONT OF THE DOOR
Evan: “I was jus t play’N.”
HE WINKS AT HER,THEN TURNS, AND OPENS THE DOOR.
HE WALKS OUT AND CLOSES THE DOOR.
Darlene times it just right, she jumps up hurries out to her car. The driver window is rolled down, she leans in and french kisses Evan long and hard, her breathing is heavy, she takes his right hand and places it on her left breast, Evan squeezes her breast then the
other breast, she hears the sound of Evan opening
the car door, she stops, and pushes the door close.
She turns and walks away.
Darlene walks away real sexy,knowing that Evan is
watching her every moment.
Darlene makes a quarter turn towards Evan, extends
her arm and points to the street.
She opens the door and walks inside and
turns off her ceiling light.
Evan watches her walk inside,then thinks
to himself how she tried to say
“Just the tip,” in a deep voice, he SMILES, he
starts the car,then turns on the radio
the song that starts to play is
I Was Made To Love Her by Stevie Wonder.
Evan drives off.
TO BE CONTINUE ✍ 🎥 🍿