Glenn O'Brien, author as well as 'TV Party' host, RIP
"Instead of everybody planning to a new club, that they would show up at this TV studio," said Chris Stein, the Blondie guitarist which cofounded the particular show, throughout 2015. TV Party had been broadcast go on Tuesday mornings in 12:30 a.m. from 1978 to end up being able to 1982 in the small studio anyone could rent regarding $60 one hour to air their own public-access programming.
"The show ran on Channel D as well as Channel J, and was quite social media services popular using the kids," O'Brien stated in 2014. "We lucked in to next your Robin Byrd Show for any while, and thus inherited a crowd involving horny guys. We also got a big high school next thanks to smoking a bunch regarding pot along with talking shit."
One episode opens along with O'Brien rolling a new joint with virtuosic skill although blindfolded. Later On on, the fashion photographer Steven Meisel gives a makeover in order to a girl he achieved in a nearby bar prior to end up being able to the musician Fab 5 Freddie starts getting phone calls through viewers. Friends over the years included the artists Jean-Michel Basquiat, Chris Burden, along with Robert Mapplethorpe, and in addition the musicians David Byrne, Mick Jones, and also Iggy Pop. Debbie Harry as soon as stopped simply by in order to bounce about on a pogo stick.