TONIGHT'S EPISODE of the 209 SHOW
The Moon is a Disco Ball
wear lots of different cute outfits and sing!
THOSE AMERICAN GIRLS
rant and dance and sing!
cries in a bathtub!
TONIGHT on TV in NYC
12 midnight in Brooklyn, channel 56 or 69
2 am Manhattan, channel 67 or ummm... some other channel.
DON HILL DIES
Don Hill, the owner of the Don Hill's club
that I shot my TV show in for years,
Don was always a generous host and was especially
friendly toward our show, allowing us full run of the place,
including the off-limits basement,
to shoot whatever we wanted with whomever we wanted.
Many people tell similar stories about the man,
he was one of the few who really cared about the music
and the music scene in NYC,
and there are a number of bands who got to tour
Europe and Asia who would never have gotten where they got
if it hadn't been for Don Hill giving them a place
to get their first fan following.
We shot our movie,
"Punk Rock Zombie Kung Fu Catfight"
at Don Hill's featuring amazing musical performances by
PEELANDER Z, SEX SLAVES, BEX SCHWARTZ and others.
If you look closely, you can even SEE Don in the movie once briefly,
as either Bex or Kitty Kowalski walks past him (I forget which).
I've been there shooting on nights when celebrities like
Joan Jett or Debbie Harry were in the audience.
One night, Gene Simmons came during an all-female rockers night
and hit on every single woman on my show in one evening!
Tim Beckley, who told me he'd always lose his phone and credit card at Don Hill's,
but Don would keep it safe for him every time in the office,
sent me this article, which I think was the best of all of them
written about the man since his death: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/music/new_york_remembers_downtown_don_rblDJLJbuQO9uoONkKz2JJ
One of the most important non-musicians on the music scene is gone.