Tuesday, October 24, 2006

More CBGB's facts

This tub is not a photo from the infamous CBGB's toilets. It's the tub in my kitchen in Hell's Kitchen where I am subletting till the end of November. I thought my nephews James and Michael would enjoy seeing a really ancient New York apartment.

More CBGB's facts:
CBGB's was founded by HIlly Kirstal in 1973. This year, 2006 he recently had angioplasty and was undergoing chemotherapy for lung cancer.

Hilly's landord, The Bowery Residents Committee, a homelss shelter with New York City contracts worth $47 million would not renew his lease. Kristal claims the Mayor, Michael Blumberg (a billionaire business man, republican) promised to find a new loction for the club but never came through except for a location on Essex Street (where I used to live!!) for $5 million.

Early bands who performed at CBGB's: The Ramones, Talking Heads, Television, The Dead Boys, Blondie, Patti Smith and of courses the 45 rpm record of Dangerous Diane & the Dinnettes. "Potentially Dangerous" the only song in the juke box about child abuse.

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