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01 March 2007 @ 12:33 am
Roky Erickson update  
Looks like my decision has been made for me. The Roky show is sold out.

Strangely, this makes me feel better. It's out of my hands, so I won't regret my decision.

Did see the documentary on him tonight. It was very good. I did know that he was sent to the psychiatric hospital for marijuana possession, but I didn't now that he'd already had a psychotic break and been diagnosed as schizophrenic before that point, or that he was originally sent to minimum-security hospitals but was sent to the high-security one because his girlfriend kept helping him escape to her place to drop acid. Also, Roky comes by his crazy naturally: his entire family is messed up beyond belief. Even the most outwardly stable-seeming of them, his youngest brother Sumner, is definitely damaged goods.

Had beer & snausages with a friend in the Mission afterwards. Then home and to bed.
 
 
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
 
 
 
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gwalla: king crimson fingergwalla on March 2nd, 2007 08:00 am (UTC)
Re: too bad about the concert
"You're Gonna Miss Me"

I dunno if it's out on commercial video yet. The version I saw in the theater was rough enough that there was a counter in the corner.

They also showed a short documentary with Trina Robbins talking about her collection of knicknacks, which managed to not even mention that she's known as an authority on women in comics, and consequently most of the audience probably got the impression that she was just some random doddering old eccentric with a house full of junk.