:: Friday, July 16, 2010 ::

The Streets of Cleveland are Silent

Harvey Pekar thing

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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