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Re: (TV) Iggy
Iggy Pop has been a big influence on my life and music . My group is heavily
influenced by the Ig , we currently do 2 of his songs when we choose to do
any covers - Funtime and Dum Dum Boys . On a particularly good night we
close with a rip-roaring version of Funtime .
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 7:10 AM
Subject: (TV) Iggy
> I've known Iggy a long time. His door has never "swung both ways"!! Iggy
> was always strictly heterosexual, much to David's chagrin, but David
> said he was happy to settle for just being around Iggy's primitive
> energy. After Iggy moved to Berlin he came back to the US to tour and
> when I saw him he was reading a book about Kerouac and Casady. One or
> both of those men flirted with bisexuality, but still I don't think Iggy
> was interested in trying it. He picked up the book at City Lights,
> legendary beatnik hangout which specializes in books by Ginsberg,
> Burroughs, etc. It was near Iggy's hotel. By the way, when Tom first saw
> City Lights he was surprised by how small it was. He put it down. "This
> place is nothing." Maybe he was comparing it to NYC's Strand ("Eight
> Miles of Books" shouts the ad). I thought Tom was missing the point. I
> was offended. I'd heard that Tom had a "superior attitude", but to put
> down an earnest little bookstore like City Lights? I guess he meant
> well. He was trying to point out to me how I should leave San Francisco
> and "see the world". Maybe he was subliminally pointing out that "bigger
> is better". It's true that Iggy's not the biggest guy, but he was
> exciting and empathetic.
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