The Streets of Cleveland are Silent
I've been meaning to write something about the passing of Harvey Pekar. Time to do it, Harvey was certainly one for documenting his life. I had the pleasure to meet Harvey when he spoke at the Edinburgh Film Festival several years ago. I wrote about it here. He seemed like a genuinely decent guy, although undoubtedly an eccentric. He had a keen sense of social justice that he stayed true to, even when it cost him gigs like his spot on a U.S chat show.
His work with Robert Crumb endeared him to many and they were clearly kindred souls in many respect, as a read of Crumb's work on his days as an obsessive Jazz record collector would confirm.
He'll be missed.
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