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Jan 23rd 2018 by MikeSprinkle30 • 24 Questions • 61 Points
Hi this is me Harley Flanagan, some of you know a little about me and my past, you may or may not have read my book and possibly know of my music, this is your chance to ask me what you want ;)
From Amazon author description: Harley Flanagan provides a fascinating memoir: a child prodigy and family friend of Andy Warhol and Allen Ginsberg, at a young age he became close to many stars of the early punk rock scene like Joe Strummer of The Clash and was taught to play bass by members of the famed black punk band Bad Brains. He started playing drums for the New York punk band the Stimulators when he was 11 years old; playing at places like Max's Kansas City with some of the most notable names of the punk scene. He then went on to start the notorious hardcore band Cro-Mags.
From the memoir's introduction by American Hardcore's Steven Blush: "Harley Flanagan is not like you or me. Most of us grew up in relative safety and security. Harley came up like a feral animal, fending for himself in the '70s Lower East Side jungle of crime, drugs, abuse and poverty. By age 10 he was a downtown star at Max's Kansas City and CBGB, drumming in his aunt's punk band The Stimulators, and socializing with Blondie's Debbie Harry and Cleveland's Dead Boys. Everyone thought it was so cute, but it wasn't."
Of his much anticipated memoir, famed author and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain explains: "Don't even pretend to talk about New York... if you don't read this." "This book is the punch in the face you want and need."
EDIT: Ok, I'm gonna wrap this up now. It was a pleasure talking with you. I'll be playing some shows in the NY area and Maryland. Dates posted on Facebook and IG.
Check out the book, Hardcore: Life of my Own on Amazon: http://a.co/fMbxRSS
Any chance Alexandra York comes back and gives Dana Brooke some pointers?
Do you think John Joseph secretly eats White Castle sliders?
Hmmmm...very interesting...you and everyone else will have to wait and see! I think she is doing a great job as is! :)
Do you recall ever practicing with the band 108 with you playing drums? What do you remember about the experience?
Umm, there are actually quite a few things... 1. I have had to have open heart ( for lack of a better term its pretty much the same procedure) surgery twice now to get of a MG related tumor called a thymoma... That was extremely difficult. 2. Feeling the loss of independence I have felt over the past three years since being diagnosed. 3. I think the most heartbreaking and difficult thing is/was the only person who really understood what I was going through die from RgMG ( my dad also had MG and died at 46, a year and a week ago). Even though they say it's not supposed to be hereditary. It was in my case.
Definitely Wrestlemania #12...unfortunately because of the type of match it was...that dress never got a proper viewing!!! :(
Yes, I guess you could say that. Read my book, all the answers are there. I started young.
How would you rate your pain on a 1-10 scale, and how much does it vary day by day?
What is the most important life lesson you have ever learned? Thanks for doing this AMA!