GOODBYE DEAR FRIEND
REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.
I LOVE YOU.
ALWAYS HAVE. ALWAYS WILL.
37 years of love, respect, and friendship.
The early days in your loft. The early days with Joey. The Ramones. The Dictators. Part of my DNA. My fiber.
I’m sick of trying to think up of PERFECTLY DESCRIPTIVE adjectives describing my loved ones who die. Words ARE powerful, and meaningful, but I’m getting to a fuckin’ age where, I’m running out of adjectives. Someone I love and care about seems to be dying weekly. Comes with the territory of being 59, I guess.
I, died some more today.
I die every time someone I love dies. 37 years and NEVER a FUCKIN’ SINGLE BAD WORD BETWEEN US.
One less smart, talented, special, loving person I can go to. No more passing your loft as I have done for 37 years and screaming up to the open windows, “ARTIE, ARTIE, YOU HOME?”…
Glad I got to see you today, and say goodbye and I love you.
I really cherish our time together on this earth old pal.
I am so happy to have known you. You will stay alive via my Arturo stories, as long as I breathe.
See you in rock and roll heaven, or wherever it is the HELL we go to.
HANDSOME DICK MANITOBA
NYC, JUNE 8, 2013
“I’M HAPPY, AND PEPPY AND BURSTING WITH LOVE”
Like Felix Unger sang, with Jaye P Morgan, on THE ODD COUPLE.
Last night, I go see Eric Burdon KILL it at my pal, John Varvatos joint. I get introduced to LOU CHRISTIE. I am a FAN. I was BORN a fan, I will DIE A FAN, no matter how much of a big shot I think I am!
Tomorrow, me and my BROTHER FROM ANOTHER mother, Mr. ERIC WEINSTEIN, his BLOOD BRO, Artie, and the apple of my eye, Jake Koufax, will be sitting in the fuckin’ LEGENDS BOX, next to the YANKEE DUGOUT…We are going at 4 PM, and making a NIGHT OF IT..THANK YOU 4 EVA, E FACTOR..My son will remember this game for his whole life..I am excited, just thinking how excited he will be. Jake is BLESSED to have people in his life like UNCLE ERIC, and his GODFATHER, Uncle CHUCKIE!
Ain’t done YET!
This weekend, we start with our NEW LL,FELIX MILLAN. A SAT & SUN game. I tell you, hangin’ with the kids all day on a baseball field, beats working ANYDAY of the week!..And I’m an assistant coach!
In 2 weeks, THURSDAY MAY 30th ,
THE DICTATORS NYC, THE FLESHTONES, DENIZ TEK, and THE LIVIDS, ONE NIGHT, ONE STAGE, at JESSE MALIN’S, BOWERY ELECTRIC CLUB, Corner of 2nd ST.(JOEY RAMONE PL.) & THE BOWERY
Almost sold out..Get ‘em while they’re HOT!
Then, Jake graduates Public School, and I lay my flat white ass on the beach in Miami
DAMN IT’S FUN BEING
HANDSOME DICK MANITOBA!
JIMMY INVITED ME BACK ON HIS SHOW…..
I LOVES ME SOME TV!
MOTHER’S DAY today, WAS CLOSER TO 100% great, than 99%..Zoe, Jake and I walked from the East Village, and visited the FREEDOM TOWER. Then stopped at this GREAT LITTLE, Italian Cafe, FIAT….I AM ONE BLESSED MAN, TO HAVE BEEN GIVEN THIS WOMAN IN MY LIFE FOR ALMOST 13 YEARS, AND THIS PERFECT(WELL, MOST OF THE TIME!) LITTLE BOY SHE GAVE ME…
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, MY ZOE!
HELL AT THE MOVIES TODAY
I LOVED GOING WITH JAKE AND BEING WITH JAKE AT IRONMAN 3 in 3D
I was almost ready to leave after 20, NO EXAGGERATION!, 20 MINUTES of VERY VERY LOUD, “PREVIEWS”..«This coming from a man who has played and listened to loud rock and roll for almost 50 years
No cartoons, no fun, no entertainment, just LOUD ADVANCED SELLING….
Then there was the movie, which had some great actors and plot lines, which were CRUSHED under the weight of incessant “ACTION”, and “VOLUME”, BLUDGEONING your EYES AND EARS to the point of “GET ME THE FUCK OUT OF HERE”
The GOOD NEWS?
JAKE LOVED IT!
PINK FLOYD HAS SUCKED SINCE SYD LEFT THE BAND..NOW THIS PIECE OF SHIT TAKING SIDES AGINST ISRAEL???…..