"Culture is worth a little risk" – Norman Mailer

This post is a follow up to my post from April 24, 2007 which details my quest to find the quintessential live version of Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London”.  After hearing of Norman Mailer’s passing this weekend, I came across a story detailing the relationship between Norman Mailer, Gary Gilmore and Jack Abbott.  Worth reading through to see how oily things got back in the late 70s and early 80s with NY high snobiety.

Try and stick with it because it all ties back in to BUFFALO, NY.

In the Belly of the Beast
In the Belly of the Beast

Norman Mailer & wife
Norman Mailer & wife

Chicken Wings are typically served in bowls

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in Tucson, Arizona with Stephanie Smith. https://linktr.ee/jaywbabcock

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