Friend of Death
Joined: Aug. 2001
|Posted: Nov. 05 2003,10:49 pm
i want to respond to this before too much more time passes...my heart goes out to you both. i've no idea how close you actually were to Mr. Borsodi, but of course it's never easy to say final farewells to those who've touched our lives in a good way.
assuming we have the same person in common, i have some thoughts of my own. ALMOST certainly the selfsame Bob Borsodi served as original owner of a long-since defunct restaurant called Borsodi's here in the Santa Barbara area (in Isla Vista, 1 of the smaller communities bordering Santa Barbara proper)...did your friend ever mention having lived out in these parts or having a restaurant here?
i never actually directly met the Bob Borsodi that i speak of, & his place changed ownership a couple times before ceasing operation altogether some time in '88 or late '87, but from '85 to '87 i went there a number of times & have fond memories connected to it. when i was 24, my girlfriend of that time & i used to love going there for lunch, it was not far from where she lived. they had poetry readings there. later on, on my 26th birthday, i saw the bands Sonic Youth & Firehose play there, & on another occasion Henry Rollins gave a talk there & signed my copy of the ReSearch Publications book Pranks. the Isla Vista Borsodi's was a great, convivial place to persue a social life.
regardless of whether or not the Bob Borsodi who touched your life & the Bob Borsodi who touched mine were the same man, i wish him peace.