Last night, I went to see Jay Reatard at Club Dada. I ended up only seeing the Strange Boys (led by sons of Bob’s Steak and Chop House’s Bob Sambol) and Cheap Time instead. Both were good, but I went there to see Jay. Unfortunately, he’d left the club and ditched the show at least an hour before I arrived. Why? Parade of Flesh, the promoter of the show, has all the details here (language alert). Here’s the condensed version of that:
He is rich now and likes to remind people of that fact. My favorite quote by him: “You know how much money I have in the bank!” Actually, Yes; $250,000 courtesy of Matador Records.
He got paid almost Four times the Dallas guarantee in Austin the night prior.
He had been doing coke for 12 hours straight.
He had not slept in two days.
He left to go buy $55 worth of LSD.
It leaves out the underage girl he met on MySpace who supposedly was a dancer at Million Dollar Saloon, but yeah, that sums it up, pretty much.