Monday, September 14, 2009

People Who Died

Huh, just saw this obit in today's online NYT.

If you've never seen Leonardo DeCaprio's portrayal of Jim Carroll in the Basketball Diaries try to find a copy and view it. Leo's pretty friggin good in it and it's a decent portrayal of Carroll's descent into junkiedom.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I probably never would have heard about this if I didn't come to your blog on my lunch break. Around 1989 or 1990, I saw Jim Carroll read his poetry and sing in Santa Barbara on the campus of UCSB. Among the members of his band that night was Ray Manzarek. I can't say the show was really all that great from a technical aspect, but it was a very important part of shaping/reinforcing my world view (I would have been 20 or 21 at the time). So, now you know who is partially to blame!