paul victor


"Ringo’s a damn good drummer. He was always a good drummer. He’s not technically good, but I think Ringo’s drumming is underrated the same way Paul’s base-playing is underrated. Paul and Ringo stand up anywhere with any of the rock musicians."
~John Lennon (1980)

"Ringo will always be my friend."
~George Harrison (1987)

"Ringo was simply the best drummer in Liverpool. Ringo also had native wit. He didn’t know when he was being funny. Ringo Talked in titles. We had to follow him around with a notebook and pencil. You never know what he would say next."
~Paul McCartney (1988)

"It is inescapable that Ringo was the catalyst for the others. He certainly completed the jigsaw and The Beatles, with Ringo, became a magnet for the great camera artists of the world, a target for the jaded, lately hostile eyes of people who had hardly known that popular music existed."
~Brian Epstein, Cellar Full of Noise

"He’s so kind. He’s polite and nice to everyone. Richie can be stubborn. You can’t fabricate charm, and Richie has charm. He’s so loving and giving and generous, always thinking about others."
~Barbara Bach

"He’s one of the dearest friends you can have in life, and I hope he considers me one of his best friends."
~Harry Nilsson

"He never takes credit for things. I think he often underestimates himself. He does forget what good ideas he has had, because he thinks he’s not creative. He says it’s for the other to have the good ideas, but he’s good at many things. He’s a good painter. I think films will be very good for him, so I hope they come off. He’s great at all things. He;s a lovely dancer."
~Maureen Starkey (1968)

"Ringo has a tremendous feel for a song and he always helped us hit the right tempo the first time. He was rock solid. This made the recording of all the Beatle songs so much easier."
~George Martin (1988)

"During the four or five years Ringo was with us, he really played the drums. He drove them. He sweated and swung and sung. Ringo sang about five numbers a night. He even had his own spot. It was called ‘Ringo Starrtime.’ "
~Rory Storm

"There were quite a few drummers around Liverpool and I used to go home and tell Paul about Ringo. I often saw him play with Rory Storm. …With Rory he was a very inventive drummer. He goes around the drums like crazy. He doesn’t just hit them — he invents sounds."
~Mike McCartney (1983)

"Ringo makes you laugh. George is a great conversationalist. John is creative. And Paul is the salesman."
~Victor Spinetti (1994)

"Many people have claimed, cynically, that Ringo was the luckiest person of the decade, and certainly he received more than his share of malevolent criticism, but all that ignores the very real contribution he was able to make to the success of The Fab Four. Ringo may have been, as A Hard Day’s Night suggested, the fall guy, but equally he was able to command the loyalty and deep affection of the others."
The Beatles Story (1974)

"Paul has been recently quoted as saying that Ringo Starr is still his favorite drummer, much to the amazement of the drumming community and the world at large. McCartney’s worked with Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro- he can have the pick of anyone, just about, but he still loves Ringo."
~Rhythm Magazine (1990)



thru Apr 26:

Alexander the Great: The Iolas Gallery 1955-1987
Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 10th Ave., NYC

the exhibition showcases work by many major artists whose careers were defined through their work with influential 20th century art dealer Alexander Iolas. “Iolas played a pivotal role in twentieth century art in America. He is recognized for being among the first to introduce American audiences to Surrealism, mounting Andy Warhol’s first gallery exhibition, and being an artist’s advocate who championed work according to his own tastes, rather than popular trends. Iolas was known throughout his career as a passionate art lover who built deep personal relationships and facilitated intercontinental connections among artists, gallerists, and collectors via his eponymous galleries in Athens, Geneva, Madrid, Milan, New York and Paris. His influence spread to arts patrons as well. His close work with Dominique de Menil, for example, helped to define and build her collection.”

artists include: Victor Brauner, Giorgio de Chirico, William N. Copley, Joseph Cornell, Max Ernst, Lucio Fontana, Alain Jacquet, Ray Johnson, Marina Karella, Yves Klein, Les Lalanne, René Magritte, Roberto Matta, Jules Olitski, Man Ray, Martial Raysse, Ed Ruscha, Niki de Saint Phalle, Harold Stevenson, Takis, Dorothea Tanning, Paul Thek, Jean Tinguely, and Andy Warhol.


Topher + violence

There are only 3 main/recurring characters who don’t attack Topher. He is doubtlessly the character who gets hurt the most without retaliating.