Sunday, April 20, 2008

Updated: con·de·scend·ing [kon-duh-sen-ding]



From the highlights-of-the-week in the Pulse section of today's New York Post:

Yes, CBGB is now a high-end clothing store -- boohoo, it's unfair, etc., etc. -- but the spirit of Bowery rock lives on at the Morrison Hotel gallery, which now occupies the former CB's Gallery space connected to the legendary concert venue. Thursday, the gallery opens its new exhibit "Rockers," which features 280 pieces from iconic photographer Bob Gruen's collection including up-close-and-personal snapshots of John Lennon, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and the punk bands who once rocked the room next door, including Sid Vicious. Opening night runs from 7 to 10 and entry is free.

Suggested rewrite:

The spirit of CBGB lives on at the Morrison Hotel gallery, which now occupies the former CB's Gallery space connected to the legendary concert venue.


Update: Check out the comments...Alex from NYC makes a good point on this item. Sid Vicious never played CBGB...

2 comments:

Alex in N YC said...

Not to be a pedantic dick (who? ME?), but I don't believe Sid Vicious ever "rocked" CB's. He played at Max's Kansas City, but not CB's (unless someone wants to school me otherwise).

EV Grieve said...

Hey Alex. Thanks for the comment. Good catch. I was so annoyed at the condescending tone in the Post item that I didn't even pay attention to the rest of the brief. Anyway, I did a little quickie research and could find no evidence that Sid ever ever played at CBGB.
And you're certainly right about Max's Kansas City...

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:hifwxq9aldfe