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Re: “Remembering Alex Chilton

Hoodatblah would sound like some overseas chum plaguing international web forums for expired rock and rollers with keyboard cowardice from the smell of Brit inspired music critique wannabe vitriol if it wasn't for the pubescent homophobic dig that we suppose is implied an insult. That pathetic defensive dig makes it more likely you are one of those Raleigh Eqypt hair-band loving Stage Stop frequenting suburban guano eaters, wanting to give a reach around to Jimi Jameson or Shawn Lane, or bourgeois prawn from the loins of said same pining for an artist that is a mix of Bret Michaels and G G Allen (noting your fondness for scat). Provincial dreggs like you distill why L X, me and hundreds of other former memphians “ Hate Memphis ” for what we could not change for the better about her; a statement anyone who has spent decades in any city has the right and in Memphis' case the duty to say. I like Alex chose nouvelle orleans, and I know others who chose W Hollywood, NYC, Virgin Islands, Hamburg Germany, Kyoto Japan.
I wish you could have said that remark to my face in the Antenna Club in ‘84, I would have had you bobbing for pink cakes in the urinal basin until Angerhead pulled me off of you. Oh and my brothers gay so I wish you could have said it to me outside George's on Marshall in ‘82 so I could put my Doc Martin on your neck and let one of the black drag queen hustlers from across the street use you for a receptacle.
I suppose you can't wait for Lou Reed or Leonard Cohen to die so you can post something ugly on a Manhattan board, or Wanda Jackson in Oklahoma City or Fabrizio De Andre´in Firenze Italia.
Alex loved real Glam rock like T Rex not that piss ant 80s 90s drivel.I will always appreciate him and the Bongoes for re-exposing me to this music from my childhood along with the Seeds and the 13 Floor Elevators .
John Lennon, Chilton , and Joe Walsh understand Memphis‘ treasures better than you ever will. It sad they have to even be brought into the conversation, but i love and saw the recent James Gang tours and hung with Joe Walsh a few times in downtown when he had his “lost weekend” in Mempho in the late 80s. No one should criticize Lennon unless they have heard the two Winston (cigarette box) bootleg records; and I felt like i saw him talk about beatlemania when I watched Joe Strummer grab a punk by the shirt who had been bugging him about Clash reunion crap, drag him outside the Antenna and tell 'em it aint gonna happen.
Robert Gordon was tongue in cheek( come on! its robert gordon) and he (as always) implied the unsaid.
as great as the bands are Alex C like Iggy and the Stooges never needed the bands to be relevant. His solo career was stelar and it bugs me that all the press account whose duties have largely been acquiesced to the foreign press have acted like he dropped out for the 80s when he played in memphis between 1-3 times a year during that time.
Alex would rather wash dishes and fry cook at the Howling Wolf than get underpaid for a music gig ; this is not rumor i saw him often enough myself in his service industry scrubs there taking a break to watch the Continental Drifters and others. The last time I saw him play was a street party benefit outside Crepe´Nanou for the manager who was shot leaving work to pay hospital expenses; when's the last magnanimous thing you did asshole?
You remind me of some of the juveniles who ride around Chilton's beloved
Treme´ fauborg on little girls bicycles trying to gain respect with a pistol in their waist
johnny too bad
oh that's right, you don't even have that wisp of courage

Posted by katweasel on 04/08/2010 at 9:58 AM


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