Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Final Chapter

Nov 30, 1979
Went to Hurrahs to see Wreckless Eric. He was ok. Tommy Trask was there. After we went to Max's and the Contortions were playing but we missed seeing them. I spoke to Howie for awhile. Walter was there. I also saw Frank Infante. Then we went to CBGBs and saw the Colors. The lead singer is really cute. Clem Burke was there and he got his haircut. Oh gee - what a Rock Star night. So made at my roommate over the bullshit over the Ramones tickets at the Paladium for New Years Eve. Glad we are not moving anywhere together. I don't even think I might moving back to NJ. Just really sick of NYC and this whole scene.

Dec 3rd, 1979
I went home for the weekend and when I came back I got an awful surprise. Arturo was there and he let my dog go loose. He took her to the park and just let her go. I spoke to Billy and we are getting along now.

Dec 4th, 1979
I spent all day looking for my dog but no luck. The ASPCA thought someone found her but it was not Eva. Spoke to Billy.

Dec 5th, 1979
I found my dog. Someone had found her and they had taken her away with them for the weekend. I am so happy to have her back. Spoke to Billy again.

Dec 6th, 1979
Moved all my stuff back to NJ

Dec 7th, 1979
I went to Maxs and saw the Incognitos. Walter Lure and Cheetah Chrome were in the band. Frank Infante went on stage and jammed with them. Clem Burke and Gary Valentine were also there for alittle while. Paul Zone was there and we talked awhile. I spoke to Walker alot. Billy was there and we sort of got along like it was old times. He gave me my movies back. They are playing at Maxs on Wed since Neon Leon cancelled. I guess I will go. It turned out all of the Blessed were there tonight.

Dec 9th, 1979
I went to see Iggy at Hurrahs with some band Human Sexual Response. Iggy was pretty wild. We got there pretty early so I was right up against the stage. The crowd was too wild and I thought I was going to die a few times. And guess who was there, David Bowie! He looked so good as always. He went running by with Iggy. The two of them looked so cute together. God, I hadn't seen David Bowie in so long. Oh Hail True Love!

Dec 12th, 1979
I went to see the Blessed and the Boyfriends at Maxs. It was empty so the Blessed only did one set. But it wasn't their fault because Neon Leon was supposed to play instead. He spoke to Billy and he was so nice. I spoke to Billy yesterday to make sure they were playing and Brad answered the phone. So I heard Billy go on the background, "Oh God what does she want" but I knew he was kidding but I pretended I didn't know and hung up. So during the show Billy & Howie were fighting on stage as always. Well Billy was squriting beer on Howie and then Howie squirted the rest of the been on me. Real sweet right?

Dec 14th, 1979
I went to see the Senders, Buzz, and Flyers at Maxs. It was ok. All of the Blessed were there. I spoke to Billy for awhile and he is sort of being a jerk. After we went to some after hours club called Stickball. It was ok but kind of boring. Tiny Tim was there. I don't think I will be going into NYC too much anymore. It has become so dull here and all of the people too. Something is changing. It is just not the same. Maybe I can become an actress and get into movies some way.

Dec 15th, 1979
I saw David Bowie on Saturday Night Live and then on a concert on TV. God he was so good. He's really getting back into drag. He should because he is such a girl.

 I did some more realizing last night. Last night at Maxs, some guy either overdosed or had an epilyptic attack so the bouncers at Maxs carried him outside and just put him on the sidewalk to turn blue. They did not even call for help. They just put him on the sidewalk to die. I don't want to go to Maxs too much anymore. God forbid something happens to you, they thrown you outside so they don't get involved.

Post Script
I had some additional writings but the pages have been ripped out of my diary. I hardly went into NYC after this night go to the clubs. Everything seemed to be changing or maybe it was me. Looking back, the entire time of following bands and then the punk scene in the late 70's was one of the most fun times in my life. I never thought that time would ever end. I still think the Blessed were of the best bands ever and I am sorry they did not last.

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Timothy Reed said...

Loved reading your diaries. Brought back past and current memories.

JLP Originals said...

Thanks so much. My diary is the only thing I ever saved from back then and I think that is only because a friend of mine had it for years.