COLUMN SIXTY-NINE, MARCH 1, 2002
(Copyright © 2002 Al Aronowitz)
LETTER FROM PIG
[AGALIST] COLUMN SIXTY-EIGHT
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 20:31:11 EST
Hello Al !
Sebastian piece brought back many, many fond (retro-popping)memories indeed:
ripping open the box as a young teen which housed my first record shipment ever
custom-ordered from the USA into Canada (...it was The Best Of The Lovin'
Spoonful, Volume Two.
Zalman Yanovsky's (FABULOUS, btw) restaurant in Kingston, Ontario a decade ago
whilst on tour. Chez Piggy was its
name (and it still is); our guitarist had once dated Zally's daughter in Toronto
(he later married Bebe Buell). At
any rate, Zal never did come out of the kitchen to say Hi (...I'd written at
length about his VERY Fabulous solo album Alive And Well In
Of hoofing my
aching frame all over the Village a few years later (by now having moved to NYC,
and toiling quite beneath the table as a foot courier). Lost, again, I suddenly
found myself upon Bank Street. "Hey!"
my inner trivia voice reminded me, "John and Yoko once rented an apartment
from Joe Butler on this very street!"
And with that, who should cross the lights opposite me?
None other than Joe's ex-bandmate, John Sebastian.
Later I saw
John and his J-Band performing at the Hoboken Arts and Music
John's still a true, rare gem;
hit Kingston again!
Talk to you
upon my return, Al, and I hope you enjoyed your Valentino's Pirates,
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