r. stevie moore met vic lovera at 1211 16th ave So,
(later music row), nashvillian tenna,|
late January 1971.
rsm had dramatically left home, after dropping out of one semester at vanderbilt university ("studies too hard, tuition too expensive for dad") and fellow highschool rebel terry blankenship assisted in procuring a
$20 room for him to live in.
there, stevie essentially BEGAN his renegade career, one cheap tape recorder, a puppy, numerous loose sexual liasons, occasional cheese sandwiches, pot & acid free-flowing, old friends visiting, gettin' a job at a record shop, buyin' a kharmann ghia from pete spero's brother, and tryin' to grow up FAST!
ONE DAY, from an adjoining room, some new TENANT was blasting a FIRESIGN THEATRE album, and THEY MET!
turns out, this same guy had also been overheard playing & singing a lot of gorgeous original Paul Simon-styled folk-pop in that very same room.
so, there was much to discuss!
a Legendary Friendship was Born!
FOR THOSE INTERESTED, THIS MEMORIAL WEBSITE HOPES TO CAPTURE THE INTENSITY THAT THE
LOVERAMOOREEXPERIENCE eventually BECAME, WAS, WAS NOT,
AND ULTIMATELY PERISHED.
Victor Alan Lovera
tragically passed away on
Wednesday May 13, 1998
(2½ weeks before his 48th birthday),
the day before our hero FRANK SINATRA died.
Vic had been a sickly-type from the moment we met, but it later seemed to suddenly slip away unexpectedly in the blink of an eye.
And he was gone.
Victor was a magnificent friend,
partner, etcetera ad infinitum.
We 2 created hours & hours of outlandishly brilliant MUSIC together.
1211 16th Avenue South
(before it was called Music Row, then Music Square East)
VLRSM MUSIC at BANDCAMP... (scroll down on the right)
VLRSM at YOUTUBE
RStevie Moore & VL, Spring 1971 photos
COMING SOON: HIS GREATEST HITS CD!
"They Met The Genius"
VICTOR LOVERA on MYSPACE
ALL MUSIC GUIDE PAGE
"And as long as there's a person called Victor, me, and a band called Ethos, us, there will never be a moment when I lay down my efforts and say 'Enough. It's finished.'" (from RSM's "Ob Newschk" - Pre-Fame Interview, Spring 1973)