Ray Davies of the Kinks shot

Bloody hell!

From the BBC online:


It wasn’t even his brother. Imagine that!

Sounds like he was on or around Esplanade, which is a very unsafe place for unwary foreign tourists to stray. He’s lucky he was only wounded.

He was chasing down some guys who had snatched the purse of a female acquaintance. The police refused to release the identity of the woman. I wonder if she was L-o-l-a, Lola? It was the French Quarter, after all.

I was robbed in a very nasty way in the French Quarter. Glad to be back in nice, safe New York . . .

For some reason, I had it in my head he’s married. If so, I can see why it’s an “unnamed” female acquaintance…:wink:

But that’s beside the point. I’m glad he’s not seriously injured…

Man, they really got him.

sorry…had to.

Yeah, yeah. He shouldn’t have tried to be a Celluloid Hero, since he’s such a Well Respected Man. I hope it doesn’t give him the Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues. :smiley:

According to the IMDB, he’s twice-divorced and not currently married.

He just knighted or something, too. Couldn’t he have used his sword to vanguish these foes?

Glad to know he’s okay.

He may may have been enjoying New Orleans up until then, but he might have said, “I don’t want to die here.” At least he was trying to chase they crooks down, guess he has a Heart of Gold. After he was shot he may have wondered Where Have All The Good Times Gone? Maybe he would have caught the guys if he could fly like Superman. If they dope him up on painkillers in the hospital, all around him will be such Unreal Reality. Guess that ruins that Holiday. Given the chance do you think he’d Do It Again?

I’ll stop now.

What a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world.

Ever notice how the best songwriters have lyrics that can be applied to any situation, as if they’ve managed to encompass all of the human condition?

You go, Ray.

Boy, this is the week for aging rock stars to start acting like tough guys. Is it a side-effect of Viagra or something?