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November 10th, 2012

Close to You



Close to You

November 10th, 2012

John/Ethyl Meatplow interview in (I think) first issue of Ben is…



John/Ethyl Meatplow interview in (I think) first issue of Ben is Dead—this was before Carla was even in the band.

ETA—Carla was in band, just not in this intvw, she just messaged me. Sorry, CB

November 10th, 2012

John in high school, El Segundo



John in high school, El Segundo

November 10th, 2012

Photo of John and detail of a painting of Justin’s with…





Photo of John and detail of a painting of Justin’s with John in it.

November 10th, 2012

Fourwaycross. Biff, John, Cathy (?), Courtney,…



Fourwaycross.

Biff, John, Cathy (?), Courtney, Steve

let’s ignore Biff’s hair, it was the 80s, he was working through things

November 10th, 2012

John used to call and leave poems and funny, sad, insightful…



John used to call and leave poems and funny, sad, insightful messages on my answering machine all the time, multiple times a day sometimes. How could anyone make so many different voices and noises with his mouth? I kept a roll of dimes in my car so I could stop at payphones and listen. Seems so antiquated now. He was completely enthusiastic and supportive—whether you were getting sober, or starting a band, or having a kid. He paid attention to the quiet people; even in a very inclusive scene he made an extra effort to get to know everyone. He used to drive me crazy at shows because he would NOT not see every band, which is kind of an LA thing, you see every band, especially if you were on the bill, but at Jabberjaw it was a little more relaxed, but not for him.