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Saturday, May 17, 2014


Thanks to an episode of Bob's Burgers (a truly educational television series), I have found out about someone so completely and insanely self-absorbed and messed-up that none of us can compete. He's perfect in his loathsomeness, we are just midgets in comparison.
Dang he's one sick puppy.


In 1970, this man embarked upon a musical career as the lead throat of Aerosmith, a band that I knew existed but to whose music I have never consciously listened. All in all, the seventies were one miserable music scene after another, peaking with the vileness that became the eighties.
That's two decades of loathsomeness that I am glad are behind us.
From the era of Nixon to the narrishkeit that was Reagan.
Truly two decades of cultural mayhem.
And Steven Tyler.

But its not Steven Tyler's music that catches my attention.

It's his swine-like personal life.

"In 1975, Tyler persuaded the parents of 16 year old groupie Julia Holcomb (sometimes spelled Holcolm) to sign over guardianship to him so that he could live with her in Boston. They dated and did drugs together for three years. Holcomb was referred to as "Diana Hall" by the editor of the Aerosmith autobiography Walk This Way in an attempt to conceal her identity, but other sources have confirmed her identity. Pressures leading to their split included both their age difference (Tyler was 27 when they first met), a house fire, and a pregnancy that resulted in an abortion."
End quote.

Got that? He seduced a minor, and plied her with drugs. Yes, she was probably thrilled to participate, but that is neither here nor there.
Minor, drugs, and idiot parental units.
Followed by an abortion.

"Band member Ray Tabano wrote in Walk This Way that the abortion "really messed Steven up" because the child was a boy. Tyler wrote, "It was a big crisis. It's a major thing when you're growing something with a woman, but they convinced us that it would never work out and would ruin our lives. You go to the doctor and they put the needle in her belly and they squeeze the stuff in and you watch. And it comes out dead. I was pretty devastated. In my mind, I'm going, Jesus, what have I done?" However, Julia Holcomb has said that Tyler was snorting cocaine while watching the abortion and offered some to her."
End quote.

Really messed Steven up? I would offer that Steven was already messed up way before that, and the focus on his feelings and his foetus shows remarkably little concern for the girl, far too much concern with a drug-snorting egomaniac. That it was a boy is immaterial, btw.
She deserves our empathy.
He doesn't.

"Julia Holcomb revealed her regret for having the abortion, joined the Silent No More organization of women who have regretted their abortions, and converted to Catholicism."
End quote.

Perhaps she unmessed up herself. One certainly hopes so.
Catholicism is pretty dang messed up too.
But she's well rid of that prick.

"Tyler had a brief relationship with fashion model Bebe Buell, during which he fathered actress Liv Tyler, born in 1977. Buell initially claimed that the father was Todd Rundgren to protect her daughter from Tyler's drug addiction. Through Liv's marriage to British musician Royston Langdon, Tyler has one grandchild."
End quote.

Another messed-up relationship, and more drugs. Such a model human being. Both of them. Who the hell is Todd Rundgren?

"In 1978, he married Cyrinda Foxe, an ex-Warhol model, and the former wife of New York Dolls' lead singer David Johansen, and fathered model Mia Tyler. He and Foxe divorced in 1987; in 1997, she published Dream On: Livin' on the Edge With Steven Tyler and Aerosmith, a memoir of her life with Tyler. Foxe died from brain cancer in 2002."

"On May 28, 1988, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tyler married his second wife, clothing designer Teresa Barrick. With Barrick, he fathered a daughter, Chelsea Anna Tallarico (born March 6, 1989), and a son, Taj Monroe Tallarico (born January 31, 1991). In February 2005, the couple announced that they were separating due to personal problems."
End quote.

Yet more up-messing. One can't help wonder if it was the egocentric narcissism or the drugs.

"In January 2006 the divorce was official. Tyler had been in a relationship with Erin Brady since 2006. He became engaged to Brady in December 2011. In January 2013, Tyler and Brady broke off their engagement."
End quote.

Groupies, drugs, and a complete absence of condoms, common sense, and seemingly any ability to form decent relationships. Truly an exceptional individual, and an example for the rest of us.
Permit me to make a gagging sound.

"...the fast-paced life of touring, recording, living together, and using drugs began to take its toll on the band"

I had forgotten what a repulsive era that was, and how much seriously reprehensible sh*t came out of it. Heck, I spent the eighties and nineties putting the seventies and everything it represented out of my head.

Most bands from the seventies were vile. Either as musicians, or as individuals. Aerosmith was no different.

In all fairness, I have no clue which bands dominate today's music scene. All I know is that they don't represent me either.
It's been mostly crap since the Beatles.
I don't go to clubs.

[All material cited above from Wikipedia.]

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  • At 7:30 PM, Anonymous e-kvetcher said…

    Google "Pele Massa"

  • At 11:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    did bob's burger's improve significantly? I found the first episode to be a significant disappointment after archer.

  • At 10:52 AM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    The show has become more polished, the voice-actors have developed their roles, the characters are more defined.

    Gene has gradually become more gender-ambivalent (or confused; don't know which), and Louise has grown into the evil-conspirator leader role she was always meant to be. Tina has issues with sex, something which remains hypothetical in her life, but seems to mean ponies and boy-sweat.

  • At 11:02 AM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    "Pele Massa"

    Quick scoot into Wikipedia yields Ted Nugent (30 yrs old) + "seventeen-year-old Hawaii native Pele Massa. Due to the age difference they could not marry so Nugent joined Massa's parents in signing documents to make himself her legal guardian, an arrangement that Spin magazine ranked in October 2000 as #63 on their list of the "100 Sleaziest Moments in Rock""

    Ted Nugent's " Selective Service classification record shows ratings of 1-Y and 4-F for 1969 and 1972 respectively, indicating ineligibility for military service under established physical, mental, or moral standards, rather than student deferment." (Wikipedia).

    Generally speaking, a rather sick bastard.

  • At 11:05 AM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    And I note that like a number of other dexter uber-patriots, he's a draft-dodger as well as a demonstrable hypocrite.


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