Photo by Joe.
A few weeks ago, I was seeing one of my all time favorites, Pet Shop Boys, in concert and I ran into another legend at the show – Richard Blade. If you grew up in Southern California as I did, you listened to Richard Blade on KROQ and/or watched his program Video One. Because of Richard Blade, you were introduced to all the great (and some not-so-great) British bands of the 1980s and his programs were essential listening. From personal experience, I can say that Richard Blade turned me on to so many of my favorite bands and I thank him for playing a big role in my life. I’ve met Richard Blade many times over the years (though this was my first NYC Richard Blade experience) and as always, Richard was extremely cool. Love you Richard! Thanks for everything!!!!