Thursday, November 02, 2006
Dawn D'Arcy: Another Voice about CBGB's
Dawn is a kickass bass player, yoga teacher, Actor, Writer, Reiki Healer, Mother of Two, Bartender, and a real pal. I am one of many people lucky to have her in my life. She sent me this email about CB's.
I just read your blog. I always really enjoy it. I do have to say something about Hilly and CB's, though. I have a very good friend who works for the Homeless organization upstairs from CB's (also Hilly's landlord) and he had not paid rent in ages and was given a million opportunities to make good - he never did. He was also notorious for abusing musicians (as in no pay).
It really burns me to see him portraying himself as a victim. He's made his bed.
Yes, you can quote me on Hilly. He's the reason CB's closed. No bad landlords – no one trying to do him wrong. Everyone gave him a zillion opportunities. Now, he'll get rich on the CB's name alone...if he's as shrewd as I think, he's got the rights to it. He probably did right, later on, by Patti Smith and Debbie Harry and Talking Heads etc. because he had to - but...oh, well...