RW370 gets a lot of traffic from searches on “David Yow“, which means I feel kind of extra-compelled to repeat reports that Mr. David Yow may have broken a rib during the second encore at last night’s Jesus Lizard show in Chicago. Eyewitness accounts say that a bit of crowd surfing went badly and dropped the often-pantsless greatest singer ever to the floor from an injurious height. An ambulance was sighted outside the club.
Best wishes to Mr. Yow! Are these reports correct and complete? Will he quickly recover? Will my tickets for tonight’s Jesus Lizard show become collector’s items?
UPDATE: I got an email from TJL’s manager relating that David’s injury is a rib contusion, producing a lot of pain, but nothing more serious, and that “The intention is to continue with tonight’s show but you won’t see him in the crowd.” Not for the first time, anesthetic wishes are extended from these pages to Mr. David Yow and his oft-battered chest cavity.