Thursday, June 23, 2011

James J. "Whitey" Bulger - Dark Boston Saga ends in Sunny Santa Monica

See what happens when you leave Santa Monica? Things start to become interesting. I’ve been fascinated by this saga since day one. This has its roots in South Boston & Somerville Massachusetts, and arguably in the “Old Sod” (Ireland). Then he gets picked up blocks from my old flat on Princeton St. A huge dose of old Boston in the city of angels.

Long long story very short, James Whitey Bulger was – is, a very very bad dude. Whitey played the various factions of the Boston & NY Mob, the FBI and who knows else against each other. He leaves a trail of murders, secrets, and fear. He’s soft spoken, friendly enough if you were to meet him, and according to his FBI profile has a genius level IQ.

There’s a ton of good background information on this – it reads better than any Hollywood movie, in fact, Martin Scorsese based his film The Departed on him.

Rumor had it he was living in LA or Orange Counties, as well as London, Florida, Mexico, Ireland. Who’d have guessed it would end there? Or is this the beginning?

“Santa Monica, Home of the Homeless” as the saying goes – I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere. In the meantime tune in and be prepared to be shocked.