MARKY RAMONE WROTE A INFORMATION LETTER/ E-MAIL TO
MY SITE ON JUNE 8 AND 23/25, 2003
Here's a FIRST letter which Marky Ramone wrote to my site on June 8, 2003,
after he was came back from Misfits Europe tour with Jerry Only and Dez
Cadena. This was again big honour for me and you,
" The Misfits tour of Europe was fantastic, it was
great to see all the
Misfits and (surprisingly at least half of the audience) Ramones fans. Hey
ho's were after every song. London was exceptional, at the Palace. I
remember playing there with Joey, Dee Dee and Johnny. Greece was wild and
Ireland, Scotland and Austria were also.
I also am grateful for the friends and the wonderful loyal fans who came
to The Ritz to celebrate Joey's party (May 16, 2003). It was alot of fun.
As you know I was asked to do the Rock'N'roll Fantasy Camp along with Ace
Frehley of Kiss and Roger Daltrey of the Who in NYC etc. on June 18-22.
Also the Hall Of Fame asked me to do a show which is entitled the
Rock'N'roll Hall Of Fame series. I will be their on the 26th of June, with
my multimedia show. Private footage from my 200 hi 8 tape library and
slideshow. I will be performing some Ramones songs their also, along with
Daniel Rey, and some other surprises. After that is the big summer tour
with myself, Jerry Only from the Misfits and Dez Cadena from Black Flag.
It's from July 24th to August 30th. Then I will go to England for 12 dates
with my spoken word show and again will be performing Ramones songs with
friends. These dates will be posted soon.
I'm also working on live Ramainz footage, of shows me and Dee Dee Ramone
did together. Jari-Pekka, it was cool seeing you in New York. The past
lives on, but so does the future. ",
MARKY, DANIEL ETC. PLAYED FOLLOWING SONGS:
Rockaway Beach, Pet Semetary, I Wanna Be Sedated, I Just Want To
Have Something to Do, Sheena Is a Punk Rocker, Chinese Rocks,
Commando, 53rd & 3rd, Do You Remember Rock'N'Roll Radio, Havana Affair,
We're A Happy Family and Outsider before they came back to play
Blitzkrieg Bop on encore.
Here's SECOND letter which Marky Ramone wrote on June 23 and June 25,
" Sunday, June 22nd at the Bottom Line was the last
night at the rock'N'roll fantasy camp. The whole thing was something I
wished I could have done when I was being influenced by the people I
liked. Sunday I played "My Generation" with Roger Daltrey of The Who!! It
was my fantasy, since I loved The Who when their first album came out
(with the explosive Keith Moon.) I'll never forget it!
I will see everyone at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame today (June 25).
There's standing room only left, which means there's still room to
along with Daniel Rey and friends, celebrating the "rock n roll hall of
fame series." I will be interviewed there, and then I will answer
questions from the fans and friends. Then I will do 15 Ramones songs along
with Daniel Rey. It sounds like great
fun. Also, the A&E BIOGRAPHY on Phil Spector went smooth - very personal
and in depth.
See everyone at the Continental, July 15th with the Bully's and Mickey
Leigh, celebrating our (Marky and Mickey) birthdays. Mickey and Johnny
Thunders have the same birthday as me. If Johnny were alive he'd be there
too, but his spirit will always live on.
If you know Ramones
songs you can come play with us on certain
songs - just guitar and bass players. Your names will be picked at
random, and you don't have to bring your guitars or bass guitars (but
bring your own drum sticks...). There will be a prize from Marky to the
best player - the song list will be posted soon, so, everyone, good luck.
Admission will be 10$ - cheep! see ya there.> "
Here's THIRD letter which Marky Ramone wrote on June 28, 2003,
" The rock'N'roll hall of fame concert series was wild. I did a q&a
the audience, then did what I do best: play the Ramones songs I enjoy
playing. It was so cool to see all the younger Ramones fans with the older
troopers. The hall of fame was an honor to play. We played songs like I
Wanna Be Sedated, Sheena Is A Punk Rocker, I Just Want To Have Something
To Do, 53rd And 3rd and Blitzkrieg Bop. I want to thank everyone
who came out, to the hall of fame and the rock'N'roll fantasy camp. The
last 2 weeks have been a great experience. The birthday party at the
Continental, on july 15th (see above). I will sign all Ramones related
and Richard Hell And The Voidoids stuff etc. ",