It’s late and raining like mad outside. The windows in my office are leaking again but assorted plastic cups sit on the sills to contain the deluge. The sounds of drips and splashes are fighting with the sound of Blitzkrieg Bop. For the moment the Ramones are winning out.
Good news and bad news. The bad news is that Joey Ramone of the Ramones died Sunday of cancer. He was buried Tuesday in Woodhurst, NJ as Deborah Harry, Cris Stein, Joan Jett and assorted other musicians looked on. A boom box in his hospital room was playing the newest U2 CD (delivered personally by Bono) when he died Sunday. Lots of fellow rockers issued statements about the loss of the man behind the band that invented Punk and inspired a lot of the 80’s music. But even though Joey’s gone, you can still Cube numbers along with the Ramones. Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!