Ramones Drummer Marky Ramone Tells Ethan + Lou He ‘Lives in a Place Called ‘Dumbo?’
Check another item off my bucket list, I got to speak to a member of The Ramones.
Drummer Marky Ramone is out on a speaking tour that is about to come to the Ridgefield Playhouse. Marky appeared on the Ethan & Lou Show on Friday (4/8/22) to promote the gig and catch-up on a lifetime of being awesome.
We got to the music but first we asked where Marky is living these days, and he said he lives in a town called Dumbo, like the elephant. Is that real life? Well, apparently it is, it's a very hip New York neighborhood. Dumbo is an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. That struck us as funny, and Marky didn't seem to like it either.
Eventually, we got to the music and asked Marky what it's like having a whole new generation of fans? I remarked that his original fans now have grandkids who walk around in Ramones t-shirts. Marky was super-humble about it, saying:
"These kids, they're like from 15-22, I mean you're not a kid anymore at 22 but it's just a great feeling to see that they like this band, it never stops. And, if the kid wears a T-shirt he might want to say hey, let me check out the music. If he listens to the music, maybe he'll say hey, I'll get a T-shirt so, it works both ways."
You can listen to our entire interview with Marky Ramone in the audio player below. In it, we discuss the state of music today, specifically production and Marky complains about the name of his current hometown.
Don't miss your chance to see Marky Ramone at the Ridgefield Playhouse Thursday, April 14th at 7:30 PM. This is not a music show but it's sure to be an entertaining night as Marky shares his life story and takes audience questions. Tickets are available at (203) 438-5795 and on the Ridgefield Playhouse website.
Who names a place Dumbo?