Posted: Aug 25, 2005 6:54 pm
I have been diagnosed with TB, sir and let me tell you that it is not a fun disease. Maybe you can enjoy it in your lofty, white suburban castle where everything ironic is a partytime miracle, what with your Crash Test Dummies shirt and your "Dewey Defeats Truman" bedsheet but I am an actual victim of this dread disease and until I draw my last breath like that poor boy in "Rent" I will fight it every step of the way.
Let me bring this thread down a level by telling you that when I was a younger youngster, I went to Washington, D.C. on a class field trip, paid a homeless guy to tell me a dirty joke (punchline was something about a woman "rubbing her cat," can't recall the rest of the joke). A few weeks later I go to take my physical for high school and they find out that I'd been exposed to TB, probably from the comical hobo. So I had to take these horsepills for 9 months. So I've technically "had" TB, though it didn't develop, which makes me a) better than you and b) better than anyone else on TB's staff.
Some of Iggy's solo shit is OK if you can resign yourself to ignoring that he was once in the Stooges (i.e., going from an amazing band to laughably shitty solo outing).