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April 02, 2021

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Iñaki Rojas

Dear Alex, a pleasure to greet you from Argentina. My name is Iñaki Rojas, I'm a writer and I'm here to tell you a story.

First of all, I should tell you that when I was 13 years old, back in 1983, being already a fan of Charly García thanks to his previous history, I bought his last album "Clics Modernos" and it immediately became one of the albums of my life. Not only for me: it is for millions of Latin Americans.

In 2018 I had an epiphany: finding the author of the "Modern Clix" graffiti. I searched for him on the net and found him, among other blogs, thanks to this one of yours. I wanted to find him to tell him the story of how his graffiti had given name to one of the most important albums of Latin rock. Thanks to you I found Fran Powers. I told him the story, and although he never liked Charly's idea of using his band's name (I can understand that), we became close friends. I, besides being a writer, also make videos and I'm a musician. In fact, I made two videos for Fran's current band, Little Old Ladies (they are on YouTube). Afterwards, Fran invited me to open her album "Relax, Songs for a sunday afternoon" with my song Piu Avanti, a real honor for me that makes me proud to the sky. He wanted to come to Argentina in 2020 (a dream come true!) with his wife Shoei but the fkn COVID affair complicated his plans.

The whole story of my research and its beautiful nooks and crannies ended up becoming a novel chronicle which I have called "Modern Clix" (with Fran's permission, of course). Although it is finished, it has not yet been published. Of course, Vassifer is in the final pages of my novel, in the consulted biography section.

Now I come across these full color images you have posted, plus the correct geographical location, which for my novel is a wonderful piece of information. I am writing to say GRACIAS for dealing with the musical history of 1980's New York. Without you, I could never have met such a wonderful person as Fran.

I send you a big hug from Mendoza, Argentina.

Iñaki Rojas

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