Excerpts From Old Email–The Pixies, Tony’s Theme

I’ve saved a lot of email over the years–sort of an electrical pack rat, I guess (put on your Philip Dick and think on that for a nano). I’ll be cleaning up and sharing the best of it with you.

pixies

Brian wrote:
Hey man, how in the hell did I miss the Pixies? Where was I in he eighties/nineties?
I hope that all is well! Peace out.

I responded:  “This is a song about a superhero called Tony.  It’s called Tony’s theme!”
I had a roommate named Tony for half of 1990 in Wyoming–he was a great guy, a recently returned Mormon missionary from the Napolean Dynamite town in Idaho (which was, at the time, to this Appalachian boy, like being a devout Poyahmian from the Planet Skeeloi) and he just fucking loved the shit out of that song.”

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Tony, a super-hero in his own right.

Note: I rarely listen to the Pixies 23 years later, but I still keep in sporadic touch with Tony, and he’s been known to stop by this blog. 

About JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.
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5 Responses to Excerpts From Old Email–The Pixies, Tony’s Theme

  1. Tony Derricott says:

    Wow! I feel famous! I don’t know that I’ve ever heard that song, Chuck. Did you tell me about it back in the day? It could be that I’m just getting older and more forgetful. One thing I do know is that I’ll be sharing it with my family at bedtime tonight. By the way, you have permission to post that photo of me on these Internets. 🙂

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    • JunkChuck says:

      You used to play it all the time, and laugh. On cassette. I probably still have that cassette, in old army footlocker full of cassettes in my mom’s house.

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      • Tony Derricott says:

        So it was your cassette that you let me play because I was such a superhero? You’re a true friend, Chuck. Not only did you help me make memory in the first place but now you’re helping me recall it.

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  2. JunkChuck says:

    I do what I can.

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