Saturday, July 12, 2014

Side Tracks

I was never a punk rocker but this one seems to capture the spirit.  And there's a certain wisdom in it (especially as shown in the animation) despite the fruitless nature of the idea itself. 

RIP Tommy Ramone, aka Tom Erdelyi, the last original member of the band.  He was a Jewish Eastern European immigrant to New York, born in Budapest in 1952.  His parents survived the German occupation/Holocaust before escaping the communists and settling in a land that allowed their son to never grow up.  Here's some trivia about the name:
The band took it’s name from Paul McCartney, who had briefly called himself Paul Ramon, and went on to become one of the most significant members of the 1970s New York punk scene.
In his last years he was a member of a bluegrass duo.

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