Saturday, September 18, 2004

Johnny Ramone

And I was very sad about Johnny Ramones passing this week--hats off to Nathan of KWVA's Doppler Effect for the fun and well arranged 2 hour Ramones tribute.
We have to start lobbying to get the new Ramones movie"End of the Century" to play in Eugene. I have already contacted the folks at -check out this review:

Bopped into a special screening of End of the Century at CAA's Beverly Hills office, and I am still pining. The bittersweet Ramones documentary laid it all on the line: the good, the bad and the ugly truth of life in the rock-star fast lane. Along for the celluloid ride were guitarist Johnny Ramone, Nicolas Cage, Anthony Kiedis and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers; Billie Joe and Mike Dirnt from Green Day; Tim Armstrong from Rancid and the Transplants; as well as Slim Jim Phantom from the Stray Cats and Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols. But the biggest stars in the house were the ghosts of Joey and Dee Dee Ramone. R.I.P. (Rock in peace).... And word to Clash lovers: End of the Century features Joe Strummer's final interview (R.I.P. once more).Los Angeles Times -->

1 comment:

Gary said...

Saw End Of The Century 3 weeks ago here in San Francisco.

I remember (with great glee) the first time I saw The Ramones. Y'see, my pal Marc Time (along with Gary Nervo and others) were in the midst of forming this band, The Jars, in Berkeley c. 1978. We had all kinds of influences, all of us having worked in the various record stores; but I was resistant to the "punk" influence.

The guys dragged me kicking and screaming to the Keystone Berkeley to see the "Ramones Leave Home" tour. Silly me... I "got it" that night.

Armin Hammer