Not Much to Get Excited About
It's a sad day today, so I don't have much to say. It's the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast, of course, and the Prez trekked down to the area to acknowledge it. He announced that he was there "to remind people that we haven't forgotten, and won't." Not that you could really tell from the lack of a federal rebuilding effort, but it's a nice sentiment.
Also today, we discovered that CBGB founder Hilly Kristal died earlier this week, less than a year after he was forced to shutter his club. NME has some remembrances by those who played CBGB's (here and here), The Village Voice once again links to Lenny Kaye's remembrance of the club around the time of its closing. And New York magazine has what may be Kristal's last interview, granted when he was in the hospital about a month ago. Goodbye, Hilly. You didn't have a great show every night, but you had far more than your fair share.