Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Help Ronald Vaughan
Members of the Fab Reich, I am here to tell you about the sad tale of Ronald Vaughan. He is a brilliant Los Angeles area artist and performer and has recorded some delightfully groovy songs under the name Isadore Ivy. He was featured on the great Rodney Bingenheimer documentary ‘Mayor of the Sunset Strip’ and has also performed on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Last Thursday, Ronald was brutally stabbed and is currently in the ICU and in desperate straits. Below, I am reposting a message from his good friend, Giddle Partridge, urging you to help out in anyway that you can. Ronald Vaughan is a true national relic and is necessary to the continued prosperity of the American Underground Art Scene.
“We the friends of Ronald vow to protect him and keep him safe when at all possible! Last Thursday Ronald was just walking in Hollywood when he was stabbed in the heart and lung! In daylight!! The crazed murderer killed three men before attempting seriously to take Ronald's life as well. Thank god, Ronald is the only survivor! He is in the ICU now in grave condition, he is having surgery on his lung (august 11, 2009). Please pray for him and keep him in your thought's. You may remember Ronald Vaughan from his good friend Rodney Bingenheimer's film "Mayor Of The Sunset Strip".
Ronald is homeless and does not have family or health insurance...
Any donations will be gladly appreciated and are really needed! Send your donations to Paypal @:firstname.lastname@example.org
OR Giddle Partridge
P.O. Box 480775
Los Angeles, Ca. 90048
(*make check payable to Giddle Partridge or CASH*)
THANKS A MILLION ON RONALD'S BEHALF!!!
Many have maligned Ronald Vaughan as being nothing more than a “fringe”, or “outsider”, artist – I find such labels to be paltry and rather condescending. Like the great eccentric men of yesteryear; Tiny Tim, Daniel Johnston, Anton Lavey, Benjamin Franklin, et al., Mr. Vaughan is a unique icon, he lives and breathes by his own Law. And nothing can be more Groovy than that.