Ive tried writing this a couple times, but this is a hard one. I met Mr Butch at the first Punk show I went to in Boston. He was in front of The Rat, sweeping the sidewalk and drinking a beer, saying hello to just about everyone that walked by. He was actually, probably the only person I talked to at that show, outside of my friends I went with. Over the years I got to know him and spent a lot of time with him when we both ended up living in Allston. We both killed a lot of time on Harvard Ave at the record shop. He had beers hidden everywhere, which I always thought was cool. He was an outsider, a musician, a gentle soul, a party dog, and my friend. His Wikipedia page has a lot of info about him and is worth a read. This button is from his memorial, a huge blowout that he would have been really psyched about. Happy Birthday Mr Butch!
4” - clasp back -2007
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