It's been all over the news for the past few days, and CBGBs has now closed its doors.
I wasn't sure if I was going to post about this because I have no strong tie to the place. I've never been there. I thought it was something that would outlast me. Some place that I could just go visit any time. I mean, I know that's not very logical, but it was a place of such mythic proportions that it just didn't seem that it could end.
And in that, I guess that it did affect me. The bands that cut their teeth there certainly were a huge impact on my life and the lives of many others. It's a sad day.
I certainly hope Mr. Kristal lives to get his new club opened.