Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Insane As He Ever Was

I stumbled upon a fascinating website and link via the great blog Glorious Noise the other day while filing down a bunion(getting much better at multi-tasking, thank you). Letters of Note is an alluring site that attempts  
 "to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos." Most of the material that they dissect and illuminate come from famous or infamous sources. And their latest discovery is a walloping doozy.

Essentially it is a letter written by Rock Villain Numero Uno, Mark David Chapman in 1986, to a memorabilia expert......and for the rest of the bizarre story, I leave you the link... Go directly to it and read immediately..it will leave you breathless..and very very angry.



Deranged Human Being: Article No.1

I am almost at a loss for words.

I don't believe he had gone through a period of remorse from 1980-1986.
I don't believe he has changed at all .
I believe he is still a recluse in prison though..because he would be gutted if he ever came out. A quick shiv to the solar plexus is all he needs.
If you follow the comments after the article, somebody found a link to a pic of the actual album..for sale of course..and labeled as the "most important piece of historic rock memorabilia ever".

What do you have to say about this?
Chapman is never getting out, but how about checking his mail every once in a while.
Can we put some limits on what is defined as "memorabilia"?
Should we let the guy who stabbed George Harrison or Elliott Smith's "girlfriend" sell their "knives" on E-bay?

I thought the man who sold two of Jerry Garcia's toilets was bonkers...but it seems there are no limits.


  1. Anonymous5:35 PM

    "Letter's of Note" is a stellar site. This, however - infuriating. I used to try and forget MDC's name on purpose to not serve him any fame. Can't even begin to *imagine* the amazing amount of music we lost because of this D-Bag....Sigh.

  2. AHHHHHHH.......I cant begin to tell you how mad this makes me. He and others like him deserve no rights. If we want to shutter him away from the world we ought to be able to. Never ever should he be able to make money or any additional fame from his murderous actions. GOD this just infuriates the hell out of me. Just shut his frickin pie hole for Christs sake!