Posted: May 31, 2005 2:13 am
I sort of met Lenny a while back. The Patti Smith Group was rehearsing at the guitar store about a year or so ago. They'd come in in the afternoon and rent by the hour. They were there one day and their time was up and I had to go kick 'em out because another band was waiting to get in. I walked in and kinda held the door open to get their attention, they were in the middle of a jam of sorts and a couple of the guys saw me and stopped playing. That's when Patti turned around and gave me the the coldest "Fuck You" stare I think I've ever encountered. She had been blowin her brains out on her poor clarinet, and I harshed her mellow. She really hated me for a few seconds there. Lenny said "Oh it's cool, we'll be out in a sec." I got the feeling that he is her buffer when it comes to dealing with "THE PUBLIC". I got the hell outa there and let them pack up.