Our evening of punk rock at famed bookstore Book Soup in Hollywood was a wonderful experience. Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain read from both the groundbreaking Please Kill Me: An Oral History of Punk as well as their new, co-authored book, Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose. I hosted and chatted with both authors as well as the audience — a wonderful time was had by all.
We then went to a beautiful downtown loft to meet some friends — Jessica Pare from Mad Men and her boyfriend John Kastner, Eric Erlandson and Patty Schemel from Hole, Howie Pyro, Miss Mercy from the GTOs, Catherine James and various underground punk artists and misfits. We caroused and ate pizza as we spoke of the state of the world. There was a great sense of camaraderie and hope in evidence. Anger and judgement (the common traits of the punk ethos) were replaced by genuine concern for our young kids thrown away by parents and society. I was honored to bring awareness of this dreadful situation, at least to a few.
Much love from the trenches of rock n roll.