Toronto: The Cameron House

toronto I am dozing in the car while he has breakfast with the stripper.

He emits sweaty exhortations to repent while knocking back another bourbon. A young Linda Blair is possessed by Keith Moon.

“I thought you went out west to dry out.”

She tells him, with remarkable candour, that she is a prostitute.

A heroin overdose silences Handsome Ned before he reaches his 30th birthday.

Fleming Mackell wins two Stanley Cups and dies at age 86. His daughter, Joanne Mackell, is a dear friend of Handsome Ned. A couple of weeks after Handsome Neds’s death Joanne is performing at Clinton’s. Tears seep from her eyes as she sings “I Shall Be Released.”