By Dee Dee Ramone, Veronica Kofman
Lobotomy is a lurid and not likely temperance tract from the underbelly of rock 'n' roll. Taking readers on a wild rollercoaster journey from his loopy youth in Berlin and Munich to his lonely methadone-soaked remain at an inexpensive resort in Earl's court docket and newfound peace at the immediately and slender, Dee Dee Ramone catapults readers into the uncooked global of intercourse, habit, and two-minute songs. It isn't beautiful. With the speed of a Ramones music, Lobotomy rockets from nights at CBGB's to the breakup of the Ramones' chuffed family members with an unrelenting backbeat of hate and squalor: his female friend ODs; drug blood brother Johnny Thunders steals his ode to heroin, "Chinese Rock"; Sid Vicious shoots up utilizing bathroom water; and a pistol-wielding Phil Spector holds the band hostage in Beverly Hills. whats up! Ho! Let's cross!
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He shook her hand and sauntered out the door of the restaurant. ” Hollywood is full of such organisms! Probably an entire book could be written about this subject. A more digestible way of describing a parasite in human form is to detail the actions of these people. In 1954 I arrived in Hollywood bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to start my film-acting career. I came with a friend from college who had the same ambitions. I had one connection with someone that might be of help in establishing me, an actor who had worked with both my brothers at the Jewish People’s Institute in Chicago.
Robert Christopher and I were talking about our exploits in show business. Robert, who just turned ninety and looks years younger, has acted in scores of films and was telling me about his role in The Barefoot Contessa, which he did many years ago. He also talked about Rome and acting in Europe, where he spent some time working in films. He always sits at the same table and is irritated if, when he arrives, other people are there. ” It consists of aging Italian actors who have worked in films over the years.
That, in a sense, told the whole story of his life. On the other side of the pool lived a guy around twenty-eight or thirty years old, who was married to an attractive want-to-be model or actress. Every time she left the apartment to go somewhere, he would come out, look at her departing and check to see if there was anyone sitting around the pool who could witness his good fortune to be with such a beautiful woman. Next to my apartment, in 112, was an older woman in her late fifties or early sixties, by the name of Hennie Mohr.
Lobotomy: Surviving the Ramones by Dee Dee Ramone, Veronica Kofman