Posts tagged ‘John is dead’

December 3rd, 2012

Thank you everyone who has sent nice notes and replies about John. It is lonely and weird to be here…

Thank you everyone who has sent nice notes and replies about John. It is lonely and weird to be here in NYC with everyone gathering at home. Last night I was telling someone that at the last show I went to in LA—at Jabberjaw of course—I was like, I can’t bear it here any more, I feel burdened by all of this history, I can’t talk to anyone without both of our pasts and the indecent knowledge we have of one another sucking me into oblivion. And then the first time I went to a show here, I was like, I have not been to a show where I didn’t know anyone since high school, who are these people, and it was terrifying. I’m still glad I came, I’m still glad I’m here, but I miss my punk family.

December 2nd, 2012

John being hilarious.



John being hilarious.

December 2nd, 2012

Polishing his shoes like a giant nerd.



Polishing his shoes like a giant nerd.

December 2nd, 2012

Biff.



Biff.

December 2nd, 2012

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December 2nd, 2012

Biff, Carla, Steak, Dave Gomez, John, Gloria



Biff, Carla, Steak, Dave Gomez, John, Gloria

December 2nd, 2012

John at Niagra Falls, Ethyl Meatplow tour 1993. They are having…



John at Niagra Falls, Ethyl Meatplow tour 1993. They are having a memorial for him in LA today and I’m just going to cry until I fall asleep.

November 22nd, 2012

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e. coli 7”

November 20th, 2012

maybe that is a beautiful thing.

At night I talk to everyone in LA for hours. That’s what you did back then on nights you didnt go to a show, you talked on the phone. It’s funny to think of it now. When I hear an old friend’s voice, I feel both connected and unbearably sad. Like we all are treading water and trying not to go under and we can see each other but can’t offer real comfort, just a glimpse of another human going through the same thing.

Steak wrote:

Many of you have been asking. How ? Why ? Is this True ?

Perhaps Johnny’s greatest feat as a Buddhist is to leave us here pondering these questions ? Maybe it was the drugs ? Maybe he was physically sick ? Maybe his brain was sick ? Maybe his heart was sick ? Maybe his soul was sick ? Does it really matter ? Sadly for us whatever that reason is, he is done with this form and has gone on to whatever is next. Maybe that is a beautiful thing for him ?


What we do know is that Johnny shared much love and life with many people. From insanely wacky conversations in a demonic, hysterical baby voice to real, real conversations about life and beyond, Johnny was a true friend through and through. He had a great caring and compassion for humanity. Sure sometimes his anger scared thee shit out of us, but sometimes so did his big giant heaps of love. He built families wherever he landed and his memories will be cherished with us forever, once we get through this great sadness.
November 19th, 2012

ETHYL MEATPLOW – LIVEFull set at Khyber Pass Philadelphia,Pa…



ETHYL MEATPLOW - LIVE
Full set at Khyber Pass Philadelphia,Pa 5-27-93
Sad Bear (00:56), Feed (6:13), Close to You (12:00), Queenie (15:44), Car (19:47), Suck (24:00), Tommy (28:20), Devil’s Johnson (33:00), Ripened Peach (37:00) & Rise (41:35).