Father Figure: New Wave, old truths

In which everything old is new again.

11th November, 2012
Father Figure: New Wave, old truths
'This was even better than getting heckled a few years earlier at the notorious Rhinecliff Hotel by members of Mercury Rev -- before they were famous'.

My speculative career in rock 'n' roll reached its zenith one night in CBGB, the legendary Bowery dive on Manhattan's Lower East Side, when, after an indifferent 'showcase' gig, I was introduced to Clem Burke, the drummer from Blondie. He was drinking at the bar that night with our guitarist's brother.

"Tight drumming, man," he said, validating my childhood devotion to New Wave. The universe chimed for one pristine moment. This was even better than...

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