Hey again, all.
Once again, apologies for the slow-down in posting here, but I’m diligently doing my dadly duties out here on Long Island these days, while simultaneously still endeavoring to re-infiltrate the work force. Suffice to say, it is a lengthy, emotionally-rigorous process rife with hopes and disappointments. But, I will get through it.
In any case, my comrade EV Grieve pointed out this morning that Blondie’s Deborah Harry turns 70 today. Let’s pause for a moment and let that sink in, shall we? It seems like only yesterday my older sister walked in our front door with a copy of Parallel Lines .... but that was 1978. Oy.
Anyway, in honor of the great lady’s birthday, I thought I’d re-surface this full show of Blondie at CBGB from 1977.
And speaking of CBGB, a reader named Grahame recently wrote in with an amazing link to share. You may have already seen this, but check out this amazing 360 view of the exteriors and interiors of CBGB just before its untimely demise in 2006.
Obviously, it’s treat for fans of the oft-rhapsodized club, but it’s also striking to note all the topographical changes to the Bowery in the last nine years.
It's also hard to believe that John Varvatos has lasted at 315 Bowery this long. Sorry, but screw that guy.