Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Black Flag comes to Flint
This is a clipping from the Flint Journal covering an early '80s visit to Flint by Henry Rollins and Black Flag. They played the decidedly un-air-conditioned Ukrainian Hall. I recently uncovered it tucked between pages 318-319 of my old copy of A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, who committed suicide after failing to find a publisher. His mother, with the help of writer Walker Percy, managed to get the book published posthumously. There's a single paragraph underlined on page 318, presumably by me a long time ago: "A scarf here. A cutlass there. One or two deft and tasteful suggestions. That's all. The total effect is rather fetching." The quote fits nicely with the fan in the Tam O' Shanter near the stage, who, if memory serves me, just might be Flint Expatriate Scott Hiteshew.
UPDATE: Of course, the great Take No Prisoners has the full article on the 1985 show! Thanks, Aaron.