Sunday, January 27, 2008
Today is Your Last Chance
If you are a New Yorker, tonight is your last chance to catch the legendary and influential guitarist, Richard Lloyd play at the funky but chic tiki room in the East Village - Otto's Shrunken Head. As in this 30-year-old photo, Richard's band boasts the fine time-keeping of Bill Ficca.
On another "time is running out" note - its not your last chance... but as the month of January draws to a close... so will the Punk Turns 30 exhibit of our Unguarded Moments: Backstage and Beyond collection at Magnetic Field. We're gonna have a closing party this coming Saturday - February 2nd (which is also the anniversary of the birth of my favorite writer of the English language after Shakespeare, James Joyce) - so you will have that chance to come by, say HI, have some Irish drinks (Guinness, Jameson's, etc) in honor of it all, and yes... have one more chance to buy those pix off the wall. One such image is this one of the beautiful Bags, Gun Club, Fur Bible, Sisters of Mercy and Damned bass player, LA's own expatriate to the UK, Patricia Morrison.
And over in Williamsburg in a whole other Brooklyn... pictures of the departed punk rockers continue to fly off the walls. Why not stop on by Pass Out Record Shop and have a gander at the Wall of Stiv and other punk rock memento mori and pick up a totem for your own wall? This funny shot of Stiv Bators with Rodney Bingenheimer is one of the images on the Wall of Stiv that you can take home for a very affordable price.
I hope you will take the opportunity to go out and enjoy yourselves this Sunday night. I have to stay home and nurse the bump on my head which is the result of a plane that fell from the "sky" that was its shelf... and also my "rock n roll kennel cough" which just won't go away because I have a tendency to frequent smoke-filled rooms. So - go hear Richard Lloyd for me. Applaud at the end of the night on my behalf... I URGE you to see Richard Lloyd at Otto's! There is rarely a chance to get to hear such a virtuoso in such an intimate setting and you will remember it forever.