Saturday, February 15, 2014
C.J. RAMONE SEAL OF APPROVAL for HUMMING A SICKENING TUNE!!
So i wanted to take a day to let this sink in before reposting. Yesterday, C.J. RAMONE posted some extremely kind words about the RAMONES blog i've been working on-- just about the highest kind of praise i could possibly receive really. But even aside from my mention, the blog triggered a rant from him so stirring that if i hadn't already been working on HUMMING ON A SICKENING TUNE i probably would have started after i read it. His words prove his heart beyond all doubt, and i am humbly honoured.
From his page:
"I HAVE TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU BROTHERS AND SISTERS. I HAVE ALWAYS FELT THAT THE RAMONES WERE AND ARE A HUGELY MISUNDERSTOOD BAND. LISTENING TO, STUDYING, AND PLAYING THEIR MUSIC HAS ALLOWED ME TO LOOK PAST THE HUMOR AND CARTOON IMAGE THAT ARE OBVIOUS, TO SEE REAL GENIUS IN WHAT THEY DID. THE LACK OF UNDERSTANDING IN THE INDUSTRY BROKE JOEY'S HEART, MADE JOHNNY BITTER AND DROVE DEE DEE CRAZY THAT HE WAS NOT RECOGNIZED FOR BEING ONE OF THE GREATEST ROCK-N-ROLL SONG WRITERS OF ALL TIME, WHICH HE WAS.
SO GIVE THESE REVIEWS OF SOME OF THE RAMONES CLASSICS A READ. TOM'S VIEWS ARE NOT JUST ENLIGHTENING AND WELL WRITTEN, BUT THEY POINT TO THE GENIUS THAT MADE THE RAMONES MORE THAN JUST FOUR GUYS IN LEATHER JACKETS AND RIPPED JEANS PLAYING LOUD FAST MUSIC."
Quick link to his Official FB page
CJ RAMONE FB
Thanks to all of you for your interest in RAMONES: HUMMING A SICKENING TUNE, feel free to drop me a line.