Sunday, September 16, 2007

Church with David Johansen: All is well

The Mormons have taken a public beating this week, what with the trial of Warren Jeffs and the stories of his droogs all over the media, so I'd like to personally extend an olive branch and say: peace! (((holds up two fingers, trad peace sign))) Time for an LDS hymn!

If you saw the fascinating documentary New York Doll (2005), about Arthur 'Killer' Kane (1949-2004), bassist of the New York Dolls, you know that he converted to Mormonism and died shortly after the Dolls reunion that he had wanted so much. Also, after making amends with Johansen, with whom he had feuded.

I confess, that making up with old enemies and then promptly dying, is one of those weird fantasies of probably comes from the frequent joke one hears upon leaving the confessional: If you died right now, you'd be a saint! (Thus, I have always been fascinated by any church that declares they already ARE saints.)

And of course, this means there are only two of the original Dolls left, David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain.

At the end of the documentary, Johansen sung a lovely version of LDS Hymn #30 "Come Come Ye Saints", in tribute to Arthur Kane.

Stand for the hymn--there is only one verse here, so no excuses!

Everyone have a lovely sabbath!


belledame222 said...

wait--what about Buster Poindexter?? is he dead?

DaisyDeadhead said...

Yeah, I think the Buster persona has been laid to rest. Johansen now has a lucrative gig on Sirius satellite radio. (page down for MANSION OF FUN radio show)