Saturday, February 11, 2023

A tribute to Tom Verlaine on the Bowery

Someone left a thank-you note for Tom Verlaine outside the former CBGB space at 315 Bowery (now John Varvatos) ... quoting from "Marquee Moon." 

Not sure how long the note has been here. 

Verlaine, guitarist, frontman and co-founder of Television, one of the most influential acts of the CBGB scene in the late 1970s, died on Jan. 28 at age 73.
Life in the hive puckered up my night 
A kiss of death, the embrace of life 
Ooh, there I stand neath the Marquee Moon 
But I ain't waiting...


Anonymous said...

I miss not seeing Tom in front of Strand.

JAMES said...

I remember
How the darkness doubled
I recall
Lightning struck itself
I was listening
Listening to the rain
I was hearing
Hearing something else

Anonymous said...

I don’t know what is sadder, Tom’s passing or that so many of the places that made our neighborhood so unique are now overpriced clothing stores and smoke shops. RIP Tom, and Thanks for the Memories.

Anonymous said...


Bowery Babe said...

Anonymous 1:48 PM - nothing is sadder than a human death but a close second for me is the death of my neighborhood.

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Anonymous said...

I fell right into the arms of Venus De Milo