Friday, May 27, 2005

A One Cannon Salute

The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side. -Hunter S.Thompson

As in life so, it seems, in death. Hunter S. Thompson's 'explosive' memorial will take place this summer. Unfortunately, the event is invitation only, which doesn't seem very Gonzo to me. The drug/gun-crazed journalist and author killed himself six months ago at his home in Colorado.

Thompson's ashes will be placed inside the cannon portion of a 45-metre-high tower designed to resemble his "gonzo fist" symbol. Organizers confirmed this week that the structure will be paid for by actor Johnny Depp. - c/o


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