Artist: NOTHING, CHARLIE aka CHARLES MARTIN SIMON
Title: Life and Crimes of Charlie Nothing
Label: Nothing, Charlie
"Charlie Nothing had many bands that dingulated during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Dingulations ranged from very well received (After one performance in L.A., Charlie Nothing was offered a ton of money to take a tour to Viet Nam with Bob Hope to entertain the troops. He declined, calculating that he was more likely to get shot than get the money.) to being spat upon by human beings who could not tolerate the disrespect that Dingulation represented to the Hamster Hierarchy of Respectable Entertainment.
Charlie Nothing has had many art shows in very established galleries which are no longer in existence. One of the first canvases he ever produced was purchased by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art circa 1963, after being featured in a show called New York Artists. He has performed in many places and times. Written many songs which were anthologized in the "Big Dingulator Song Book," which is unavailable. He composed and produced records and tapes as far back as the late 60s. One of his LPs "In Eternity With Brother Fred" was produced and officially released by the prestigious Tacoma Records and achieved an infinitesimal degree of infamy in Europe under the category of New Jazz, which, of course, it was totally not.
Charlie Nothing quit performing, having finally evolved past the entertaining-monkey-jumping-up-and-down stage." -
Charles Martin Simon. Self published, non-fiction writings from this legendary private press figure. Perfect Bound paperback, 407 pages.