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Re: (TV) LAUGHNER
Say anyone seen Richard Buckner and Alejandro Escovedo?
They're playing next week in San Francisco. Any comments, ideas, etc.?
MICHAEL CARLUCCI wrote:
> Good Morning One & All,
> I spoke to one of New York's finest regarding Peter. Apparently he had a
> real fixation with Patti, Verlaine, and Hell. And always felt he was the
> guitarist for those people. So much so that he was actually rude and
> abrasive to
> Lenny, Ivan J., and Bob Quine. They were holding his position. According to
> source he was a wannabee but couldntbee. He turned off everyone that he
> especially "rival" guitarists. None of these people could (at the time)
> why he was being rude to them. Sure genius comes in all shapes, sizes, and
> colors, but
> this is just pure megalomania. One LP's worth of material(again, in my own
> opinion) hardly
> constitutes "genius". I'd like to hear a follow up LP. Even in the case of
> Richard Hell,
> he made a classic piece of vinyl. One that will surely go down in the
> history books for
> many years to come. However, I can't say that Destiny Street even comes
> close to the power
> that Blank Generation has. Now someone like Lou Reed has at least 4 LP's
> under his belt to prove
> that he had the stuff that legends are made of. Bob Dylan made Bringing It
> All Back Home,
> Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde On Blonde all in a year and a half. For
> those contributions
> alone he owes me or anyone else anything. I need more proof of Peter
> Laughner's "genius"
> to be able to accept the term. I'm not trying to stir anything up here, just
> voicing an
> opinion. Thanks for the space. M T C
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