Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Last Post for Johnny Ramone
A sad day. Yahoo has just posted rollingstone.com's announcement that Johnny Ramone is losing his battle with prostate cancer. First Joey, then Dee Dee. And sometime in between the two of them going, and on the other side of the ocean, the conscience of us all, Joe Strummer, broke his heart for the last time. Majorly literate people of a precious moment, leaving us all too soon. The very best of everyday literacies.
"It's not hard
not hard to reach,
we can hitch a ride
to Rockaway Beach"
With much love and happy memories, Johnny. You keep fighting, fella, and we'll keep you in our hearts and minds. And one of these days we'll all catch up in Punk Heaven.
I'd like to think that 'they' might play 'Blitzkrieg Bop' as they carry Johnny out for the last time ... Hey ho, let's go, hey ho, let's go ...