Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Ron Asheton RIP
(Ron is wearing the red shades...)
Anybody that knows me well knows that "Fun House," when asked, IS my answer to "What's your favorite album of all time?"
The Stooges CHANGED my life. As did their guitarist.
For the BETTER. The Stooges inform EVERY photo I've ever taken, because they are a part of ME. Like a bunch of other stimuli. But The Stooges are WAY up there stimuli-wise.
Sixty years old is too young to go. I've been emailing people all over the world today about Ron passing away and we are all BEFUDDLED. Mostly at the fact that Iggy outlived him...
I am listening to Tom Sharpling's "The Best Show on WFMU" tonight and he opened with "TV Eye" as a tribute and said that Ron had done everything he was supposed to do.
INSPIRED thousands of musicians and music fans.
I close with a recent version of "TV Eye."
WATCH RON PLAY.
I'm just happy that I got to see him six or seven times...and I will never forget it.