Saturday, February 07, 2009

Several folks have asked me about my memories and those are in a state of flux. I've written about the band many times over the years. Maybe I will again but not right now.

What I can say is that I am humbled by the number of ex LOTC members that have been in contact. Citing their membership numbers and expressing what the club meant to them. My intention was for the “organisation” to reflect how special the combo it set out to represent was. It was that simple and there were 701 solid members when it came to a close.

I don't think I ever grasped how huge the whole thing was. Or consciously believed that my entire existence is founded upon what was forged back then. The band was a catalyst for many hundreds of thousands of people to get sick and stay that way. The “Legion” lit a fire under many friendships that continue to burn here in 2009. We must have been using some boss kindling.

If you’re planning some kind of celebration of Lux's life then let me know and I’ll blog the word. It’s time to temper the sadness with some full blown high jinks. Break out the stuff.


Ben said...

Have you seen the clip of Mr. Steven Patrick Morrisey on the Jimmy Kimmel Show from this past week? He gave a "shout out" (as the kids would say) to Lux at the end of his song.

It's still not easy listening to the music and watching the videos. But it's the only way I'm going to get a smile on my face in dealing with this loss. It's barely February, and this is the biggest loss of the year. Everything else will be nothing compared to Lux's passing.

Starting Feb. 15th, the voting for the Rondo Hatton Awards will begin, and while they are no "biggie", I am nominating Lux (and Ivy?) for their Hall of Fame. I can keep everyone posted here, if there's interest.

goofdogg said...
heres that link to the kimmel show
the gong was a nice touch

Uncle Sneaky (tail wagger) said...

Hey L,

I don't think of myself as an EX - LOTC member - once a member, always a member. It's just that the club stopped accepting new members.