01 February 2013

Happy Birthday Exene!

Today is Exene Cervenka's birthday. Born on February 1, 1956 in Chicago, Exene is a writer, singer, artist, and member of X, my all-time favourite band. I think I wore out every one of their albums in high school from playing them over and over again. And I definitely admired and copied Exene's style. I wrote her a fan letter back then and she wrote me back (I still have it somewhere). I remember she recommended that I read three authors: Flannery O'Connor, Harold Pinter, and Charles Bukowski. Exene has had some serious health issues in recent years so I'm wishing her good health and all the best today. Happy Birthday Exene!

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