maybe call mom on the telephone…

ron asheston: july 17th, 1948 – January 1st, 2009.

My son\’s mother communicated this information to me by text some time last night.

That his body should have lain undiscovered for several days over the new year\’s period – of alleged celebration – saddens me deeply.

No fun. These days we all wait in for the bells, and toll they do.

lain past participle of lie 1 .

lie 1 |lʌɪ| verb ( ly•ing |ˌlʌɪɪŋ|; past lay |leɪ|; past part. lain |leɪn|) [ intrans. ] 1 (of a person or animal) be in or assume a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface : the man lay face downward on the grass | I had to lie down for two hours because I was groggy | Lily lay back on the pillows and watched him. • (of a thing) rest flat on a surface : a book lay open on the table. • (of a dead person) be buried in a particular place.

verb [ intrans. ] 1 move around aimlessly; drift or cruise : she stooged around in the bathroom for a while. 2 perform a role that involves being the butt of a comedian\’s jokes.

ORIGIN early 20th cent.: of unknown origin. \”The Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton has been found dead at his home in Michigan. He was 60.

Police told Ann Arbor News that the musician may have been dead for several days before he was found. Although unconfirmed, initial signs indicate that Asheton died of a heart attack.

Asheton was one of the founding members of the Stooges, along with his brother Scott, bassist Dave Alexander and their charismatic frontman Iggy Pop. With Pop, Asheton helped write songs that would set the template for punk rock, including No Fun and I Wanna Be Your Dog. As befits a band from Ann Arbor, their music distilled the experience of being a bored suburban teen and bottled it as a furious and snarling sonic assault. Their feral take on rock\’n\’roll, full of feedback and clatter, was the perfect backdrop for Pop\’s wild stage antics, another big influence for punk performers.\”

Tim Jonze, The Guardian, Tuesday 6 January 2009 16.12 GMT.

This song, produced by Don Gallucci, was culled from The Stooges\’ second album and originally released as a 45. Recorded at Elektra Sound Recorders, LA between May 10th and May 24th, 1970. Ring out. \”C\’mon an\’ lemme hear you tell \’em…\”

THE STOOGES: DOWN IN THE STREET from \”Fun House\” LP (Elektra) 1970 (US)



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