Any gray hair yet Matt?

Posted by: henry at November 8, 2003 10:24 AM

Oh, you're funny. Hell no! Chris, though, is Mr. Salt n Pepper, and let's just say that two of the other four have been rumored to hit the dye....

Posted by: Matt Welch at November 8, 2003 10:59 AM

Happy birthday to the nice dead paper! Weird to think of how much sprouted from it all, and my rash decision to demand a job from Scheer one cold day while he tried to escape the office (he was carrying skis & ski-boots & everyone else had already fled to the mountains for Xmas).

Just to annoy your stupid readers who hate when you have the nerve to use your own web site to write about yr adventures & pals: Pretty much everything interesting that I've been involved in since 1991 has been directly linked to that stupid paper's staff: several real & make-believe jobs, myriad goofy bizness schemes (Tabloid.net, the L.A. Examiner, that alt-country station I started in Skopje, etc.), 90% of the friends I see & talk to on a regular basis, and so on.

Thanks to that paper's group of weirdos, I got to meet my wife in 1996. (She was about the only one who didn't move to Prague in the early '90s, due to breaking up with her college boyfriend who *did* move to Prague.) And four-fifths of the Corvids went to Prague to work for that newspaper, although drummer Steve Coulter (previously known as my wife's college boyfriend) didn't end up working for the paper because it was really a lame-ass operation by the time he arrived. Instead, he started five or six nightclubs & converted an acoustic music scene into filthy rock 'n roll by forming nine or ten bands. The only Corvid I didn't know from Prognosis was Axel, the goddamned German who was doing his ex-pat thing at the same time, living in London as a Cockney punk guitarist.

Isn't it weird that Coulter is the only one with a journalism degree?

Posted by: Ken Layne at November 9, 2003 12:04 PM
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