Wednesday, November 02, 2016

I Don't Care About HIstory

 The street at the high school The Ramones went to has been renamed The Ramones Way:
They're officially the coolest kids to come out of Forest Hills High in Queens, N.Y., and that's saying something. The street where the Ramones — Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee and Tommy — went to high school is now named for them, as they beat out other former students such as Burt Bacharach, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

It's a natural fit for a band that personified street-tough punk rock to have a street named for it — and the band now has two in New York City alone. The new one's at 67th Ave. and 110th, where hundreds of fans gathered for a renaming ceremony Sunday. Already on the map: Joey Ramone Place on the Lower East Side, near the former home of the CBGB club.
While I'm always happy anytime The Ramones get any of their well-deserved attention, it's curious this is the street they've chosen since one of their most famous songs is all about hating high school and provided the title to a movie in which they blew one up.

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