Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Paying Lip Service to the Club Kids

Via INTERVIEW: In the April issue, Christopher Bollen interviewed Michael Alig, the notorious club kid whose excesses and delusions of grandeur drove him to murder. But the club kids weren't all so bad, explains Alig's right-hand man on the club circuit, Walt Cassidy (then: Walt Paper). He sees the decade as the high of an industry that brought together (and significantly, put to work) misfits from around the country -- a kind of community-building spectacle. Click HERE to listen to his stories -- how often to you hear Joyce DeWitt and Dale Bozzio's names mentioned in one breath? -- accompanied by photographs from his personal archive.

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