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Jan 25th 2018 by FUNimation • 24 Questions • 2148 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
Fighterz might be the best fighting game of all time.
/r/smashbros would like a word with you, Sean.
How many false, unverified, or unverifiable leads did you have to wade through before putting this together?
What do you think caused your hypertension? I'm pretty ignorant to what causes hypertension. Eating habits? Life habits? Drug usage? Smoking? Drinking? Super stressful job? Certain life experiences? At any rate, get well, dude! Glad you caught it when you did.
Any chance Alexandra York comes back and gives Dana Brooke some pointers?
I work in Physical Therapy, and as a caregiver, I was wondering if you could give some tips to caregivers as to how you would like to be treated? Any good or bad examples I could learn from?
I did one of my inservices on MG while going through school, but did not learn about your type until I read your AMA today. Thanks so much for sharing so we can all learn!
Do you think John Joseph secretly eats White Castle sliders?
Many! There were other elements of the story that we had to drop because we didn't have sufficient confirmation.
It is an open question. I'm in pretty good shape all things considered. 6'1" 190 pounds, low LDL cholesterol. I drank but not heavily really. No drugs, no really stressful job.
When I was in the hospital, both the kidney and heart doctors were very confused about what was going on. I guess there are around seven causes of malignant hypertension and I don't have any of them. I, like an idiot, suggested genetics but they immediately were like "yea that is part of it but why you and not your sister" who has healthy blood pressure.
My cardiologist is sort of a character. During the first time he met me, he asked me if I had ordered vodka from Ukraine that was possibly watered down with antifreeze. That is how confused they are with why I developed this crazy blood pressure.
Hmmmm...very interesting...you and everyone else will have to wait and see! I think she is doing a great job as is! :)
With patience. MG is a snow flake disease so we are all so so different but we are all trying. I once had a PT tell me she didn't think I could have MG cause of the schedule I take my meds on and cause I don't look sick........... I won't go see a PT again.. it hurts when people assume you are faking it.... I know I don't look physically ill but I am very very sick. Last night I had to be carried to my car to go home from an event because my legs did not work. It was humiliating. ( And why I decided to do this AMA). We just want to be normal and treated as such.
With so many scandals taking place revolving around the highest powers in our government, are you afraid to break these stories? Do you have any protective measures in place for your own personal safety?
The press is under attack on many fronts these days -- and that's disheartening -- but so far, in this country, it's pretty rare for journalists to be physically assaulted for their work. That's not true for so many of our colleagues working abroad, sadly. If/when we start being afraid to write stories that displease our highest government officials, we will have veered into a very dark alley in our nation's history.
If after the investigation ends, the FBI determines that NRA, Russia, and Trump did not collude, will you be publishing a follow up story explaining that?
This is an amazing thing. I think I posted this last night but it might have been removed
The guy who made the algorithm behind that won a Nobel prize
One donation from a paired (or non paired donor) can lead to a cascade of donations from other paired donors. Amazing
Hey Harley, big fan. I know in the '80s you got a swastika tattoo on your inner wrist. I also know you got it covered up. What did you get it covered up with? Why did you get a swastika? What does the cover-up tattoo mean to you?
I knew about this program -- my transplant surgery is the coordinator for it the center but I didn't realize there was math behind it. IRL I am a quant social scientist so I think it would be interesting to read about.
She told me that once someone gave an unnamed kidney donation to the hospital and through a series of paired donations, starting with the donated one, it allowed them to place 13 kidneys. Isn't that crazy?
edit: I missed the point of your post though. Yea, hopefully someone is dedicated enough to be okay with me not getting their specific kidney as long as I get one. I imagine the calculus from a donor's standpoint could be different in a paired donation setting but I don't know.
Hmmmmmm, let me think about that one for a bit! Feel free to ask it again in a bit, if I don't answer!
Harley, you're the man!
What's your favorite memory of training at Renzos? Have you ever seen Renzo or Ralph get really angry? Both great guys, but definitely not anyone I would ever want to piss off...
Also, just wanted to say thank you, you gave me my introduction class at Renzos during a really bad time in my life about 3-4 years ago. Since than I've had to move, but train at Serras now and try to drop in at the NYC/Brooklyn location when possible. It's helped me out immensely during trying times these past 4 years. Never really got to thank you enough.
That's okay. It's all new. Feel free to reach out if I can help.
First of all, I'm glad I was able to introduce you to this life-changing art. You have become part of a bigger family by training with Henzo and, now, Matt. My best memories are Renzo and Ryan training together at the old academy, when guys like Matt Serra and John Danaher and all those legends of the sport were all just blue belts. Those are the days I will never forget. It's been a great journey so far and I'm looking forward to what the future of BJJ is going to be like.
Are you already on the transplant list? Has anyone given you an idea of how long the wait might be? Have friends or family stepped up and volunteered to donate?
what is the most underrated independent league that you follow? which country has the most underrated wrestling talent?
I am not technically on the transplant list yet but I will be. You have to go through a mildly long process to be evaluated for a transplant. As I mention in the op, I had secondary heart failure caused by too much fluid in me from my kidneys crapping out. So, they are making me do a stress test to make sure I don't have any other underlying heart problems. I met with my cardiologist last week and he doesn't expect anything, just wants to make sure. I have been given contingent approval pending that. It isn't a huge deal when you get on it this early on in the process because they backdate it to when you first had dialysis, which for me was in November. So I am not too worried about getting on.
In terms of wait, it is like four and a half years in Minnesota someone told me. I am an O+ blood type, which makes it more difficult.
Even though I am not on the list and haven't technically been approved yet, my transplant evaluation went super well and they told me to start referring people to them to be evaluated. I know that some people have started the process but the transplant people won't tell me anything about their status.
There has also been a bit of press locally and nationally about live kidney donation -- some guy wore a tshirt to Disney world and got like 100k shares on facebook. So, it seems like awareness about this sort of thing might be ticking up. It is highly likely it will be my sister unless she gives up without telling me lol.
Overdrive Pro Wrestling out of Nashville, TN As for the last question...I cannot answer that question honestly because I haven't watched as much independent promotions in the last little while.
I did the renal roundup for years on the truck. What kind of items do you like to bring with you? Most of my patients would bring a blanket and a pillow. One kid brought a gaming laptop which was cool.
What was your favorite costume you saw or wore?
I got really really cold early on but I don't get super cold anymore. I do bring a blanket but haven't used it. I recently found out that the machines have blood warmers and it is easy to turn them up. I usually just bring a chromebook and a book. The shift I am on is mostly old dudes who probably aren't getting transplants. Three or four of them watch the same episode of law and order at the same time and then have a running commentary on it. I listen but don't participate haha.
If I had a gaming laptop, I'd bring it. Something to think about.
What is the truck? Like for people who can't drive themselves?
Definitely Wrestlemania #12...unfortunately because of the type of match it was...that dress never got a proper viewing!!! :(
Awesome. Keep up the good work, and I hope you get your transplant soon.
What is the most important life lesson you have ever learned? Thanks for doing this AMA!
How would you rate your pain on a 1-10 scale, and how much does it vary day by day?
Who are the hardest dudes in hardcore besides (alongside?) you and why??? Let’s get some raw stories!!
thanks and thanks for letting me know that I'm not alone in my parents are not home feeling after dialysis.
Rambonenix...THANKS so much for this question and for the kind words!!! I was taught by my mother to always be kind and gracious to others unless they were unkind or nasty to me...and if they were unkind or nasty...to simply walk away and not allow their negativity to invade my mind or heart. Another one is "Pretty is skin deep but ugly is to the bone!" One more and it is sometimes hard to think about this when someone is doing something dastardly to us...but "Hurting people hurt people!" Thanks again for this question! :)
I have lupus as well so physical pain tends to be from that. MG itself does not cause physical pain in most cases. Emotional pain varies from day to day.
The hardest people I know fight in cages for a living or are deployed serving their country.
I think it is sort of amusing, I guess. I actually phrased it that way because it sounds fucking awesome. If you think about it, these are things that people with working kidneys just pee out if they eat too much but without working kidneys I could overdose on potatoes.
So, I can understand why people claim it but I've never interacted with one of those people since frying my kidneys. I did make a perhaps an insensitive joke about getting like three vaccinations in a week and being afraid about catching autism to someone who turned out to be an anti vaxxer. Luckily I could diffuse that situation by just saying my kidney related anemia was making me not think straight.