I’m not a person who takes selfies, and I rarely post photos of myself on Instagram, but when I do, that photo is always the most popular photo the week. So, what are you guys telling me? This past week I felt compelled to honor the memory of a now-departed friend, Scott Putesky, on April 28th, which would have been his 54th Birthday. This photo was also taken in the month of April at one of artist Mark Kostabi’s Jazz Art Brunches. We had all kinds of crazy fun and got pretty wasted, which is evident if you look at our eyes. You can read that story here.
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Scott Putesky (aka Daisy Berkowitz): April 28, 1968 – October 22, 2017 (All Photos By Gail)
I believe that it is possible to live an entire lifetime in one day. I met Scott Putesky (sometimes better known as Daisy Berkowitz, founding member and original guitarist for the band called Marilyn Manson) in 2015 at mutual friend Mark Kostabi’s semi-annual Jazz Art Brunch. Mark, an accomplished musician himself, knows a ton of other musicians, and people always get up and jam with the band. At one point Scott played keyboards and sang a couple of cover songs. After he finished his set, I introduced myself, since I had written extensively about his band back in the day and I knew we had a few other mutual friends. Scott turned out to be very down-to-earth guy, and a terrific conversationalist, so we drank and laughed, talked about art and exchanged cards for a possible future meet up.
Gidget Gein, best known as the former bassist for Marilyn Manson, was found dead in his Burbank, CA home on October 8th, 2008 from an apparent drug overdose. He was 39. Born Bradley Mark Stewart, Gein played with Marilyn Manson in their formative years of 1989-1993, just before the band started their string of hits. His playing is featured on 1994’s debut album Portrait of an American Family. Despite Gein’s noted talent and remarkable songwriting, he was asked to leave the band in 1993 after a drug overdose, which Manson ruefully recounted in his 1998 autobiography, The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell. Gein’s death marks his final loss against a life-long battle with drugs.