On this day, August 28th, in 2007: Hilly Kristal died from complications of lung cancer, he was 75.
Today’s soundtrack: Television, Blondie, Talking Heads, Ramones, Patti Smith, the Dead Boys, Pere Ubu, Jayne County, and 8 million other bands.
Today’s ill-advised screening: CBGB
Today’s book club: CBGB & OMFUG: THIRTY YEARS FROM THE HOME OF UNDERGROUND ROCK by Hilly Kristal
Today’s faithful companion: Jonathan the dog.
Today’s photo: Hilly in NYC, 1992. © Charlie Samuels
Today’s quote: “I grew up thinking I was going to be a concert violinist, and I played with the high school orchestra when I was eight or nine, but I kind of backed into folk music.”
Today’s ill-advised tattoos:
Today’s ill-advised sweet snack: