Tom Verlaine, 1949 - 2023
It has been an adjustment to death for a cross music generational like me. I feel like my 60's birth music was David Crosby (not that I was that crazy about them .) Then my solid loyalty to the stones. But my teenage years were Television , The Ramones, Jonathan Richman, Stiv Bator etc. I lived in upstate NY and hitchhiked to the village w/ my girlfriends. Until college then we drove. Television , The Ramones, Patti were as natural to be around as Chris Isaak, The Dead , Chris Prophet are to San Franciscans. That idea of these men dying is startling. Tom was young. His life wasn't finished. What he left is priceless. More to come... it is lifes way.
Thank you. Well said, Television were hugely important. Love the CBGB listening on the phone…
I recall that in early 1988 or so (I think) we saw Tom V at the I Beam, playing solo acoustic. Very odd
I had forgotten about going to the Lakeside Lounge, but it’s true that the Easter strip was fundamental to my willingness to work in Manhattan
Marquee Moon is one of my favorite hiking and long-drive songs. And I love this Madeleine girl...great idea!
Kudos..you ripped this one out fast and from the heart.