Rounding out the Summer of Death (TM), and in addition to yesterday's loss of Patrick Swayze, we shouldn't neglect to mention the death of punk musician, poet and Basketball Diaries scribe Jim Carroll at the age of 60. Marke B. over at SFBG's Noise blog points us to a section from Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk in which Jim Carroll sits doling out lines of blow for Nico in the manager's office of the Filipino Restaurant-turned-punk haven The Mabuhay Gardens in North Beach (a.k.a. The Fab Mab, now known as Club 443 at 443 Broadway, and dubbed The Old Mab by loyal patrons).
Jim Carroll: I was at the Mabuhay Gardens, which was like the CBGB's of San Francisco, and I was trying to hit on one of the Go-Go's. I had this really good coke, so I'm doling out some lines in the manager's office, and we're doing some and then all of a sudden Nico comes in.