I went to one of the memorials for Jewels who died a few days ago and I took some photos. I will upload them soon and I will take more on Friday at the official memorial in Tompkins Square Park...in the meantime I searched my blog for pics of him and found a few. Very weird to not be seeing him around St Marks and Avenue A. Gothamist linked some tweets about him, including all of mine, but the real commenting is going on at evgrieve who heard about the death at 10am.
Man, I have been so busy with parties, shows, friends...but it's almost fall and it's time to find some work and be more productive. Been writing a lot lately...I have to keep redoing this chapter in my book 50 Shays of Crazy which is about a mythomaniac I knew last year who almost ruined my life with her insanity and lies. I keep hearing about crazy shit she is still doing so I have to keep on updating the damn chapter! So far it's 50 crazy things she had lied about and there are far more than 50 that is for sure. Most likely, it will end with her alone as usual a victim of her own making...but in the meantime I update. Would have been funny if her and Jewels met. Even her crazy is no match for Jewels when he is in LES JEWELS MODE.
Lots of talk about the shitty things he has done of course...and yes, there are many. But not when he was sober. When sober he was calm and normal and fun to talk to. When drunk...well he certainly left his mark on the LES and East Village!
I will post some of the memorial pics in a few days. Here is Jewels performing poetry at Csquat. panhandling during SantaCon and getting naked on Avenue A while on Sparks.