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Lizzie Mercier



Posted by:Jim Basnight (‘jim@jimbasnight.com’)
Posted on: 9 Apr 2007
 
Message:
I was taken in by Lizzie and Michel Esteban in the summer of '77 and they were very kind to me, while I was trying to get on my feet in NY as a songwriter, singer and guitarist.

I didn't last in NY too long in '77, but she was very kind to me. I just found out about her passing and am saddened by the memory that she was such a beautiful, warm and creative person.

I wrote a song at that time which has been one of my best loved songs, throughout my career, that was very influenced by the times we were all together called "Blow Your Life Away".

I also would like to take this time to pay tribute to Richard Hell, who was a huge influence on my work. Lizzie took me back stage after one of his shows at CBGBs and I was completely messed up and probably hugely obnoxious.

I've done "You Gotta Lose", "Blank Generation" and his sound and that of Robert Quine were a big influence on mine. I was in NY last year to play a few shows and have a new CD coming out on a label there and hope to get a chance to see him perform or make an event of his.

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         Lizzy Mercier Descloux is gone by Richard Hell, 29 Apr 2004 (37)
                 Lizzy Mercier by John Piccarella, 29 Apr 2004
                 condolences by Hannah, 10 May 2004
                 You know she's still with us by Jenna, 15 May 2004
                 Speeding Lizzy by Chris & Tina, 15 May 2004
                         TOM TOM by Antoine, 25 May 2004
                 l.d.m. by mat ducasse, 15 May 2004
                 I am theJapanese person, who met Lizzy by Tsuyoshi Kawasoe, 20 May 2004
                 Lizzy Mercier Descloux by Mari, 29 Apr 2004
                 lizzy mercier by peter, 24 May 2004
                 Re: Lizzy by Yann, 25 May 2004
                         lizzy by Antoine, 25 May 2004
                 ZE dwindle by Ian, 5 Jun 2004
                 Lizzy Mercier Descloux is gone by Brian Weber, 9 Jun 2004
                 lizzi by amos, 21 Jul 2004
                 Lizzy Mercier Descloux live pix by ****, 4 Aug 2004
                 Bye Bye Lizzy by Patrice, 11 Nov 2004
                 death of Lizzy by Adam Landelius, 18 May 2007
                 Elle me manque by Thierry Nogier, 18 Sep 2007
                 Lizzy by RadioMann, 18 Sep 2007
                 Lizzy Mercier too bad to know by maurizio vetrugno, 21 Nov 2007
                 sorry by maurizio vetrugno, 21 Nov 2007
                 golden throat-lizzy by toney, 2 May 2004
                 lizzy by paul c, 1 May 2004
                         lizzy mercier descloux by chazz helene, 10 May 2004
                                 Memorial for LMD: time and place by Roy Suggs, 11 May 2004
                                         richard hell lizzy by chazz helene, 13 May 2004
                                         I am thinking of you tonight! by Dougee Dimensional, 22 May 2004
                                                 in memorium - sharing at a distance by david, 22 May 2004
                                                         Remembering Lizzy by Sebastien Morlighem , 23 May 2004
                         RE: Lizzy by Michelle, 12 May 2004
                 lizzy mercier descloux by matti brouns, 4 May 2004
                 Totally original by Nora, 4 May 2004
                         She lives! by Kitty, 21 May 2004
                         lizzie's death by Antoine, 5 May 2004
                                 Press stop/press color by Timo , 6 May 2004
                 lizzy merci deschouchoux by chazz helene, 10 May 2004
                         Lizzie Mercier by Jim Basnight, 9 Apr 2007

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