View Full Version : Gram Parsons Documentary

02-03-2004, 08:38:38
10pm BBC 4 Friday.

That channel is the shnizzle

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-03-2004, 17:18:13
In case anyone misses it, here's a summary.

He takes heroin.
He joins The Byrds.
He takes heroin.
He wears a crap suit.
He takes heroin.
He releases a couple of solo albums.
He takes heroin.
He dies.

02-03-2004, 18:03:00
He shags about too

02-03-2004, 18:08:08
Then his mate burns his body by a tree.

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-03-2004, 18:13:40
It would have been far cooler if he'd stuffed a stick of gelignite up its arse and blown it up.

Gramercy Riffs
02-03-2004, 18:54:33
He never wore a crap suit. Look


02-03-2004, 19:00:14
Nudie suits are great!

Scabrous Birdseed
02-03-2004, 19:12:11
So, Laz, what exactly is the reason you love every musician who destroys himself except this one? The outline of the story you listed is not terribly dissimilar to that of, say, Alex Chilton.

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-03-2004, 21:08:00
Who, incidentally, is alive and well. I can also name dozens of artists who destroyed themselves whom I consider to be utter crap. If I want to prove a point, which I don't need to.

Scabrous Birdseed
02-03-2004, 21:14:21
Alright, but didn't you once claim to love every album on the NME Greatest Heartbreak Albums of All Time (http://www.rocklist.net/nme_writers.htm#Heartbreak) list except Grievous Angel? What makes Gram different that makes you sneer at his death while wallowing in that of dozens of other people?