i was gonna send this in and ask barry to attach it to the last bit but i see that hes already put it up so i guess this is really the actual final pre tour yak
amazingly i sent in the last posting about six hours ago, in the meantime i went uptown and did a very small amount of work on two new songs we’ve got going,earlier i’d called Arturo Vega of RAMONES fame (hes the guy who does all their graphics, invented the eagle logo etc etc though id expect the majority of you all to know that) about the poem i referred to that Dee Dee wrote about Joey
Artie, as he’s known, sent it to me a few hours ago so here’s the whole e-mail i got from him:
Hey Chris, this is exactly the way DeeDee wrote it, he did not care much for grammar
I LIKE DRAGONS SO MUCH THAT I LOOKED UP AT THE SKY TO TRY AND SEE ONE. I SPOTTED ONE IMMEDIATELY IT WAS A SEA DRAGON DESGUISED AS THE TIP OF A CLOUD FRAMING ITSELF IN A BEAUTIFUL BLUE SKY.
IMAGINE ONE FLYING OVER ONE OF THE MEADOWS HIGH ABOVE NEW YORK CITIES CENTRAL PARK ONE CROWDED SUNDAY AFTERNOON. MAYBE THIS DRAGON COULD BE JOEY RAMONE.
HE’D HAVE TWO FLASHING AND LOVING EYES AND WOULD WINK DOWN AT EVERYBODY STAIRING UP AT HIM IN AMAZEMENT. THEN HE WOULD SPREAD HIS FIRERY WINGS AND FLY TOWARDS THE SUN TO CALIFORNIA TO BE WITH ME AND JOHN.
I DON’T SEE WHY NOT. HE COULD BE A BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN AMBER ONE WITH A SILVER LIGHTENING AMBIANCE RADIATING FROM HIS BODY AND HIS WINGS.
im not exactly sure when he did it, sometime soon after Joey died… i first saw it before Dee Dee joined him to fly around… its even more intense now, i dont know if Dee Dee was too familiar with Wm. Blake, but i get those images from it…
oh yeah the amazing thing is that even though its only hours later i got some responses from the thing i put up before
see you all