Thursday, September 16, 2004

Is Tom Verlaine next on this year's list?

I sure as hell hope not. First Robert Quine and now Johnny Ramone. Crap. Like so many other suburban dorks in Northern CA, the Ramones were the first band other than The Velvet Underground I heard that weren't "classic rock". "I Wanna Be Sedated" was the track, and after I heard it, I realized that my dreams of playing guitar and having a band weren't dead just because I couldn't play "Stairway To Heaven" or the solo to "Comfortably Numb".