Posted: Oct 11, 2007 12:19 am
Had a brief conversation with Marky Ramone, while we were both looking through the Guitar Wolf section at Amoeba. Not having checked out much of their newer stuff (00's), I asked him his opinion. He said he hadn't heard any of their stuff, at all. So I tell him that Planet of the Wolves is good. He was holding a copy of "I Love Guitar Wolf". I mention that I'm usually hesitant about tribute albums. He exclaim THIS IS A TRIBUTE!? Awe fuck that... & crams it back in the bin.
& On the subject of MR... a musician friend of mine shared a flat for a night or 2, with Marky in the mid 90's. Anyway friend was more than a little amused to see Marky's "hair" sitting on a Speaker after things had settled down for the night.
I live in Hollywood so I tend to see celebrities a lot, so the only other one i'll mention is standing in line at a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Santa Monica with Phil Spector. This was days after he was let out on bail, when all that Lana Clarkson stuff went down. My friend & I saw his head of hair walking from across the parking lot, not to mention his gargantuan body guard. He came in & made a a dash for the bathroom, after which he was standing with us by the counter. I don't think I've ever tried hard to NOT make eye contact with someone.