i just received the very sad news that my good friend Chuck E Weiss died yesterday of cancer. i used to tease him, when Rickie Lee Jones name checked him in the song Chuck Es in Love. that he finally made the Billboard Top Ten. but in the wrong column..title not artist. Tom Waits fans should know that before he met chuck he sounded like Arlo Guthrie. That growling swampy style was copied from Chuck. for me and at least 1000 other people, chuck was the King of Hollywood. Ill never forget the times we had there in the late 70s. For those of you who have read my novel, The Goners. the charachter of Willie Wahoo was based on Chuck,if you havent heard his music, check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w9Omv_dQTQ&ab_channel=NickVincent of you watch the video. stay until the end when the guy who owned the club where chucks band played every wednesday night makes a surprise appearance.
Wed, 07/21/2021 - 12:07#1