Thursday, January 20, 2011

When Joey Ramone went to the day spa

Marjorie Ingall uncovered a long-lost treasure from her time at Sassy: An article from the never-published last issue (December 1994) in which the magazine sends Joey Ramone to a day spa. However, thanks to the Internet, the article — written by Andrea Linnett — lives on...

An excerpt!

With Joey's hair saturated, Getty placed a pure plastic cap on his head and led the famous songwriter to a heat-lamp throne, where he enjoyed reading about his socialite friends in Town & Country magazine. After about 20 minutes of pure 18-carat relaxation, Getty took Joey to the extravagant hair washing massage bed so he could receive an aromatherapy scalp rub and shampoo. Joey was on cloud nine as he purred, "I'm finding this very pleasant. I'm in nirvana. (not the band)"

Hairdresser to the rich and famous Hugh Mac Dill arrived to blowdry and style the golden voiced singer's newly revived locks to perfection. Joey's reaction? "My hair's fluffy full." Rejuvenated and ready for the fast-paced life of a superstar, Joey bid Brian and his team farewell, and headed home to his luxury apartment in Manhattan's superexclusive East Village, where a bag full of Aveda products awaited him for his whirlwind tour of glitzy Czechoslovakia.

You can read the whole piece here.

Writes Marjorie on her blog: "I remember everyone gushing about how terribly sweet and terribly shy Joey Ramone was on his spa day."

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Anonymous said...

Luxury apartment Oh that dump! He lived in that large white building on 9th and 3rd Ave, you know one of those white brick modernists that wnt up in the sixties as affordable housing. I'm pretty sure...

Anonymous said...

yup, that's where he lived. The apts in there can be pretty big. NOt sure what you point is. Arbitrary cynicism?

Anonymous said...

I'm just trying to say that the building is modest, and that it went up originally as affordable housing. The white brick was a concept to brighten up the landscape. These buildings are all over the city. The ones that are well maintained look good and the ones that are not look dumpy. Theres another one of those types a couple of blocks away, the one with the curve around for cars that looks mint.