Joe Brainard Would Be Nearly 20 Years Older Now

Joe Brainard Would Be Nearly 20 Years Older Now


If he was not dead. Today is reported to be his birthday. Joe Brainard was born some 72 years ago. He was one of the most legendary of the Nancy boys (as seen above). I hold onto that otherwise very boring book for his cover art. Thank you to my old band mate Steve Dore for pointing out this anniversary to me.

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  • John Brainard Posted March 11, 2014 9:31 pm

    Yes- today Joe would be 72. I have just now stood on my terrasse in Paris and lifted a glass of wine (and a cigarette)in the direction of New York, (as have my brother and sister, from the states and Canada respectively) to honor and remember him on his birthday. He was- as apparently you know- an extraordinary man. It pleases me to see that others note his birthday as well, and remember my sweet, generous, gifted, wonderful brother.
    All the best to you as well- (whoever the hell you are, I don’t care- enough that you love Joe.)
    John Brainard

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