Tuesday, October 28, 2008

October 28, 2008
Got some feedback:

"Of course, Canned Heat was named after a song about an alcoholic who turned to Sterno for a little buzz...now that's hardcore.

"One other thing you and Fito have in common--survivors. You went through the two heart attacks. Fito--the only original member of the Heat still around--had to watch as founders Bob "Bear" Hite (heroin overdose at Fito's house) and Alan Wilson (suicide by barbiturate OD) went across the river. Most folks would have packed it in and called it a day, saying this band's time is over. But Fito kept things going through Lord knows how many different lineups.

"Come to think of it, you've done the same basic thing with True West, especially through those early days when you (and the mag) were bleeding money. I'm still not sure how you did it...

"Anyway, as brother Neil Young says, rock and roll will never die..."
—Mark Boardman

Cardio Rehab, Or Not?
"$10 for something that's got you in the best shape ever? And girls you like beside? A bargain!"
—Will Shetterly

Free, At Last Arrives In Mailboxes Worldwide
“I got my new [November-December] True West yesterday. I sat down last evening and read it cover to cover. I have been reading TW since I became one of the original maniacs back in the beginning. This may be the best issue I have read. If it's not, it's right up there at the top. The Mickey Free Story was worth the wait (but probably not worth the heart attacks) The stories on Butch and Sundance etc, everything was great. I laughed out loud at Prof Hutton's remark about struggling to not strangle you!!!"
—Hugh Howard, Maniac# 9

[read on for a good example of why.]

“The True West cover is, I think, the best ever. I can see why you and Paul were attracted to the Free story. Charles Bronson is long gone, so who is left to play Free in the cinematic version?
—Dan Buck

Hutton's Notion of Who Could Play Mickey Free
“BBB: Micky Rourke.”
—Paul Hutton

Micky Rourke? Who do you see playing Sieber? Mickey Rooney? Let's try to stay in this century, not the last.

"Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays."
—Henny Youngman

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