Every now and then when I walk down Hollywood Blvd I run into someone who remembers me when I was homeless on the streets of Hollywood. Before I could say more than a few words to Sebastian, he recognized me as “Lizard Man”, which was a name street folks and LAPD gave me for selling photos of my iguana to tourists in front of the Chinese Theater.
I was homeless in 1995, so Sebastian has been on the streets for 20 years or so. Sebastian says it gets cold and rains and ya get wet, but right, when you think you’re falling apart at the, seems someone comes along and makes your day better. I actually went and bought a hat for Sebastian immediately after this interview.
Sebastian says when you don’t make enough money for rent a person has to do what they can to survive.