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Ode To Ron Asheton: A Poem By Jonathan Richman

Iconic songwriter Jonathan Richman submitted this original poem about the passing of Ron Asheton, guitarist of the legendary proto-punk outfit the Stooges, who died on Tuesday. Ron Asheton has left for the other world And left his guitar tone here … Read More

By / January 8, 2009

Iconic songwriter Jonathan Richman submitted this original poem about the passing of Ron Asheton, guitarist of the legendary proto-punk outfit the Stooges, who died on Tuesday.

Ron Asheton has left for the other world And left his guitar tone here behind him; Left his guitar tone here in the ether. For when he played, he played the ether. Not like joy, not like May, more like danger-more like October.