A Celebration of Legendary Hep-cat Paul Williams
at Boo-Hooray Gallery
Sunday March 24th
New York City
music by Lenny Kaye
265 Canal Street 6th Floor
NYC NY 10013
About this photo from Sachiko Kanenobu's collection
Paul(right) and Raymond Mungo and writer Kurt Vonnegut...this photo happened when Paul went to interview him I think. We were living with Raymond in third floor of loft, I was pregnant with our first son Kenta, 77 Franklin St. near Canal St.
I will be there with our eleven year old son Alexander and I look forward to seeing those of you that can make it out.
That evening there will be a musical hangout and performance
@The Treehouse 2A (Ave. A + 2nd)
some music from myself, Lenny Kaye, Tom Clark's Everly Bros. tribute and more
wow. what other gigs you have on this trip? Any on saturday the 25th? You've probably posted it, but I have been away from this here computer for a healthy amount of time. Thanks MagpieReplyDelete
This will be the only one this time...Delete
I will be there.ReplyDelete
Yea! I really look forward to seeing you Ellen...Delete
Paul's insights are being remembered and treasured always. Since I am in Europe please take my best wishes from a distance. I do hope you are going to have a swell evening! Regards AGBReplyDelete
I also want to send my regards, as I consider Paul to be one of the finest music writers ever. His books on Bob Dylan are unique in their understanding of Bob's music. I met Paul now and then on the road and at Dylan conventions, and I sure miss the man.ReplyDelete
Jorgen, I think I remember meeting you in 1996...?Delete
At any rate, thank you for the thoughtful comment and remembrance of Paul.
I miss him too.
Paul had met Vonnegut before. He and I were deep Vonnegut fans from the early 60s onward. Paul went to Swarthmore with Mark Vonnegut and if I recall correctly got to meet Mark's dad.Delete
When I was going through Pauls books and papers with Jonathan Lethem last week, I came across a handwritten letter from Mark Vonnegut. I sent it on to the gallery thinking it might be of interest in the display, especially with the inscribed copy of "God Bless You Dr. Kevorkian" which reads something like "To Paul Williams-my best friend in the universe"
Cindy Lee: At the gallery, will there be a reading of Paul's work? I would be honored to be a reader, if you're looking to do anything like that.--Wayne RobinsReplyDelete
Nice to make your acquaintance! Yes, come read an excerpt of something, a favorite Paul passage. It would be an honor to have you a part of this day.
And if you happen to have a copy of Paul's book "Love To Burn: Neil Young" bring it as it's the one book of his we are missing from the collection
No Neil Young, but I have my original paperback first edition of "Outlaw Blues" bought at its list price of 95 cents, meaning I've owned it for 42 years and still enjoy it. I just RSVP'd to the gallery so I definitely plan to be there.--WayneReplyDelete