Wednesday, February 01, 2023

The Bowery Boys Strike Again

This Lego set featuring the Ramones standing outside CBGB's has to be the best thing ever. The legendary bar (1973-2006) where many of New York's best-known acts got their start has been on my mind a lot lately since the death of Tom Verlaine. The Television singer/songwriter/guitarist may be getting praise heaped on him in death, but not from Blondie keyboardist Jimmy Destri. (How do you say "meow" in punk?)

For the record, Verlaine certainly wasn't the only one in that scene -- or elsewhere -- who sold Blondie short.

And speaking of music, what do we make of this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees

Was tickled to see Joy Division/New Order got a nod, but disappointed to see the B-52s weren't included. 

1 comment:

martini421 said...

It's a good list of nominees in my opinion. I'm not that familiar with some of the acts but I recognize their importance to music. Today, on the Rock and Roll HOF website, the 5 artists I voted for were George Michael (I can't believe he hasn't been inducted yet), Cyndi Lauper, Kate Bush, Joy Division/New Order (I'm a bit surprised they were combined) and The Spinners.