PUNK LIVES IN MAGAZINE
How many Punks does it take
to screw in a light bulb?
Two of my idols, LEGS McNEIL and JOHN HOLMSTROM - the award winning journalist and editor/artist- are back in action together. Back in ''75, the two buddies from Conn. came to the rotten apple and made a fermented, intoxicating sauce called Punk Magazine. Famous for things like using dog turd shapes to spell out Lester Bangs' name. Hopefully they will continue to do what they learned people like me and the NY WASTE to do: equalize the hype. Another one of my idols is also aboard this time. When I first read GEORGE TABB many years ago, I thought he was like a Legs McNeil in short pants. Now he's like a Legs in stretch pants. Can't wait to watch the sparks fly, even if their out of my ears.
Hey, it happens. He'd been working very hard. After DGen there was PCP HIGHWAY, then TSING TSING and now JESSE MALIN is in Bellvue. Must be getting some good therapy, as Jesse seems to have given up the ghosts of X-stars past (Dolls, Stones, various Glam-Trashers) and now seems to be more influenced by music that hasn't yet been made. Very original - and the best of his efforts to date. At least that's how it sounded to me from his show at Joey Ramone's Continental Christmas party, where Joey was in such a merry mood he even allowed the club's owner onto his own stage w/guitar to play a couple songs with him. Before that Joey's little brother came out, solo, and did a mutated and mutilated version of the BEE GEE's beautiful song "HOLIDAY", which left the crowd in tears.
Now, back to Bellvue
for a quick interview with the head nurse:
THE NEW NY WASTE MOVIE GUIDE
The Waste writers made 2 resolutions this new year: to be more productive and more helpful. We had this resolution in 93', 96' 98' and 99' and feel we are on the verge of achieving those goals. If we can keep up this pace , then by around 2006 we should really be outdoing ourselves. To kick-start this res. into action, I'll now be adding a movie consumer guide to this monthly column. "Working harder and hardly helping. Helping you by hardly working." One of our many mottos here.
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