The group's 1991 hit, "I Touch Myself," is a dirty little radio love letter in a time long before sexting. As grunge began to take over more of the airwaves and MTV, "I Touch Myself" was practically a throwback when it clawed its way to No. 4 on the U.S. charts the same year that Nirvana's Nevermind was transfixing young listeners.
Reed figured prominently into a 2010 Pitch feature about the Mutual Musicians Foundation.
Last year, to help this paper mark its 30th anniversary, I called Johnson to talk about his days in KC record stores and alt-weekly publishing. He was gracious and funny, and his recollections and opinions — given more airing than a conversation limited by my deadline and his health allowed — could have, and should have, filled a book.
Police are waiting on the toxicology report. Foul play has been ruled out.
The KCK Fire Department received an "unresponsive person" call around 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Formby wasn't breathing when EMTs arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The KCK Fire Department was called to the Kanrocksas campgrounds this morning to investigate an unresponsive person, who was then pronounced dead on the scene, reports KMBC. Apparently the man was in his 20s, which sounds like an overdose or maybe dehydration. More as we hear it. If you're headed out today, drink a bunch of water and be careful.
Kansas City, Kansas, police say the victim of Friday's homicide was 18-year-old Akeem Matthews. He was shot in the 1500 block of North 29th Street in KCK and pronounced dead at a local hospital.
According to Matthews' Twitter page, he was an aspiring gospel rapper.
Today April 8 is the 17th anniversary of the day that Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was found dead after shooting himself at age 27. Here's a photo, thanks to Rolling Stone, of author William S. Burroughs and Cobain at Burrough's Lawrence, Kansas, home. Cobain later said they mostly talked about Leadbelly. R.I.P, Kurt.
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