A TRIBUTE TO DIRK DIRKSEN
AND ROBERT ALTMAN
by Ginger Coyote
Jackie Sharp, Dirk Dirksen and Ruby Ray
Photo Jill Hoffman
Dirk was a special human
being. He introduced us all to Punk Rock at The Mabuhay Gardens in
1977 when he started promoting shows there.....Through out the years
of knowing Dirk, I grew to love and respect him greatly.. Dirk was a
member of my family..Not my blood family... but my Punk
Rock Family.. This Family was much closer to me than my blood
family.. We cared and looked out for each other . Dirk did so much
for so many...
People would contact him
when someone was in trouble, sick or had passed away. Because he would
be the person, who would always know what to do.... I am having
problems dealing with the fact Dirk has really passed on and no longer
with us...He was the voice of reason...
Ruby Ray, had seen him on
Sunday at a Mutants get together and he was enjoying himself and even
dancing a bit.. Kathy Peck said he had eaten a Sandwich and seemed
to be in a good mood before going to bed on the eve of November 19.
Dirk passed away in his sleep with NO lingering pain or
Film Maker Robert Altman
another beloved human being also passed on Nov 20...... We will miss
them both very very much......