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  •  Yeah, you could say that about 1993... errk. (1+ / 0-)
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    As in, "about a third of my freakin' lifetime ago!"  haha! ... umm, thanks for asking.  It was the year I moved to Chicago so I could play bass in a working band.  I'm fortunate to have a few photos from them times.

    You are very kind to offer to loan me your copy of the book.  Just be careful, you never know who amongst the anonymous online community is a serial book thief.  Then again, it happens in real life, with real former roommates who just may have packed my UK Subs album in with their own vinyl collection (sniff).  That's the theory, anyways.  

    I just checked the 991 link.... they have the same funny description as on Amazon:

    when Al Jourgensen recruited Connelly as singer, the young Scottish lad could hardly have imagined the mayhem that was to ensue

    Can we have a film biography on this???  Maybe Billy Connolly can play the part of Chris Connelly's grandfather, or something.  Seriously, it would make a great story.

    On the television screen were ballerinas.

    by bsmechanic on Sun May 03, 2009 at 08:14:28 AM PDT

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    •  Hey what can I say (1+ / 0-)
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      when you find a kindrid spirit, you just have to offer them your Chris Connelly books. Those are chances you just have to take I guess right? All the books I have lost, I just have to hope that they ended up in good homes! Just like lost UK Subs albums. So let me know - serious!

      I'd love to see those pics! I bet that was one of the best time of your life! Are you still in Chicago?

      You're so right - that would make a great film! I'd go see it ten million times. But who could we get arrogant enough to play Al?

      •  Johnny Depp comes to mind, immediately, (1+ / 0-)
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        for physical appearance, not necessarily arrogance.  Or a younger Kris Kristofferson.  I'm not really up on the newer actors.  Who amongst this younger generation has the chops to play Al?  (I beseech thee...)

        Still in Chicago, aye.  The pics aren't ready-for-the-web, I'd have to get them scanned.. along with a thousand others.  You definitely got me sparked to pursue that project, once I can afford a scanner.

        I'll take you up on your offer, many thanks!  Meantime, I'm going to check out some of the better used book stores in my area to see if they might have it.  Who knows, maybe I'll run into Chris again... ha!  That's be a hoot:  "Well hello there, (bsmechanic), I see that you have a copy of my bio."  Autograph?  Yep!.. that is, with the foresight to have a pen on hand, and the will to avoid dropping the book in shock.  He really is that cool.

        On the television screen were ballerinas.

        by bsmechanic on Sun May 03, 2009 at 10:16:02 AM PDT

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        •  Not bad, not bad at all (1+ / 0-)
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          Johnny Depp is a good call. He could put on wigs just like Al does, according to our man Connelly. He's a good actor so he could pull off arrogant. You're right though - Al is a tough one....

          Once you get the pics ready - I really want to see them! Are you sad that you're still in Chicago? I would think that it would be awesome in a place like that, is it not?

          I'm glad you will! If you can't find it, let me know. I really will let you borrow mine. How cool would that be, you're like "Hey Chris, what's up, sign my book?" Weird I already have a Sharpie uncapped...I'm sure he is that cool...he's Chris Connelly....

          •  Actually glad to have lived in the same area for (0+ / 0-)

            so long.  I moved quite a bit in my early years, and man, that gets to be a drag after a while.

            Sometimes I get tired of the city (nature boy, at heart).  Having said that, I had a nice walk today, ran into someone who I hadn't seen in a while, and that was bonus.  Though the Connelly book remains undiscovered, I got some good leads from the folks at Myopic Books.  If I fall short here, I will take you up on your generous offer.

            Going full circle to the diary topic ("What's Your Music?" totally applies here!); pending loft photos, here's a video of an improv project that was shot in a basement loft space in the same building, where many excellent parties and jam sessions took place.  You could call this style "acoustic industrial grunge", I reckon!

            On the television screen were ballerinas.

            by bsmechanic on Sun May 03, 2009 at 03:55:56 PM PDT

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