Bill booked the shows at the famous Jockey Club across the Ohio River from Cincinnati in Newport, Kentucky.
The Jockey Club was a place for people to go and be with people who shared the same sensibilities, the same alienation and the same hopeful view that things could be good even in the days of Reagan.
The Jockey Club operated from 1982 until 1988. Here is the Facebook page of the place.
I wrote a brief poem for Bill's passing---
An old punk's passing
Imparts a message you should know
In this life if you want to hear your own music
You will have to book your own show
A famous beer of the Jockey Club was the big can of Foster's you see above.
I bought a can of Foster's today and made a do-it-yourself memorial to Bill at home.
The two books in the picture---Punk 45 and American Hardcore---are good books of punk rock history.
Any good punk knows that you've got to do it yourself and also that it is good to have a strong scene around to help you get it all done.
Bill got it done by himself and was a important part of something larger. He will be missed.
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