Friday, January 22, 2010


One of the oddest and yet most rewarding moments in Johnny's life was when his dad came to him with a music question. Dad was a big movie fan and knew ALL the Hollywood stories and gossip. He was an encyclopedia of moviedom. He was frantic one afternoon, he'd just gotten back from going to see 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills' with Bette Midler and Richard Dreyfuss. He HAD to know what the song at the beginning was. To him is was the most awesome song he'd heard in forever. As Johnny had seen the movie too and knew the song he meant was Talking Heads 'Once in a Lifetime'. Johnny's dad was a Talking Heads fan at that point. I played a couple of their songs for him. This was still his favorite. Today would have been his 81st birthday.

We do wonder if the Jersey City Desk is available in heaven.


Trixie Junior Space Punk said...

You may tell yourself: This is not my beautiful wife!

Happy B-day Mr. Action Space Punk, Sr.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

I couldn't believe my ears. He was so anti-popular music and here he is digging Talking Heads....