Sunday, September 18, 2011
Happy Birthday Dee Dee Ramone!
Douglas Colvin, you know him as Dee Dee Ramone - the poet laureate of punk rock brevity... yeah - Verlaine's a poet, Hell's a poet - but Dee Dee cut to the chase and with a few precisely chosen words defined what it meant to be a punk rocker ONE TWO THREE FOUR... and flurry of furious, glorious noise.
If he were alive, Dee Dee would have turned 60 today. At least he entertained us one last time by his ever-punk acceptance into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.
Each of the Ramones did so much for the Dead Boys - but Dee Dee and Joey will always have a place in my heart for all the good times, and importantly for the advice they gave me and Stiv on the road... and those hotel hijinx too! Best pranks EVER
Happy Birthday Dee Dee... long may you reign.