Tag Archives: Joey Ramone

The infinitely adapting life form known as David Bowie has been called back home

There was no way that David Bowie wasn’t going to be famous. His will was too strong. As childhood friends of his have said, he was already preparing for fame at nine, aggressively moving between fads, attempting to catch the right one at the right time in order to propel him toward celebrity. He was […]

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Joey-X Day… my new favorite holiday

Today, thanks to Facebook, I discovered that two of the most influential men in my life share the same birthday. Both Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little) and Joey Ramone (born Jeffrey Ross Hyman) started their journeys on May 19, and, in their honor, not only am I drinking a beer right now to their memories, […]

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Fondly remembering Roger Ebert… nerdy kid in search of friends, childhood zine editor

I have very few regrets in life. One of the biggest is not pursuing an interview with writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Sun Times film critic Roger Ebert more aggressively. (He finds himself in the distinguished company on Don Knotts and Joey Ramone in that regard.) If you haven’t heard, Ebert passed away today at […]

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Bob Zmuda on securing Andy Kaufman’s penis with gaffer’s tape prior to his wrestling matches, the origins of Tony Clifton, Andy’s plans to fake his death, and a million other things

Last night, I listened to Marc Maron’s interview with Andy Kaufman’s old writing partner, Bob Zmuda. My sense is that Maron… who has a brilliant podcast, by the way… found the experience somewhat frustrating, as Zmuda insisted on being evasive about a few things, like the circumstances surrounding Andy’s death, and the question as to […]

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“punk wasn’t a musical style”

I’m waiting for Clementine to fall asleep, drinking a well-deserved beer, and skipping around the internet, looking for archival footage from the early days of CBGBs. And, in the process, I happened across this segment from the 1995 PBS documentary entitled Rock and Roll. I think I saw it when it was first broadcast, but […]

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