According to Norman Mailer, Tough Guys Dont Dance. Fortunately for us tough guys do write books however and thankfully so as N.Y.H.C. legend John Bloodclot Joseph proves with his new opus The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon.
From hard times experienced as a kid on New Yorks unforgiving streets and foster homes right up to his spiritual redemption, Joseph takes a no nonsense approach to his writing, telling it like it is and drawing the reader into his world with his gifted story telling abilities. Garnering a degree from the University of the Streets is never easy, but Joseph presents it in a hilarious and heartfelt way that will draw you in and keep you reading
Coping a feel during the opening act of a 77 Black Sabbath concert (AC/DC no less), neighbourhood junkie invasions, serving time in jail, serving food to the poor with the Hare Krsnas and serving Marines their own teeth while in the Navy, there is very little this man has not done. Bloodclot also takes the reader through a veritable whos who of the punk/thrash scene in the 70s and 80s with style, insight and a great deal of humour. With excerpts like sitting in a wheelchair in 70 degree heat in a Santa suit, sweating like a pig outside a Brooklyn Hare Krsna temple panhandling (and how to do it well), the three laws of the street hustle (learned from junkie, street urchin and motherfucker Mikey Debris) and just how punk rock John Belushi really was (and the riot on the set of Saturday Night Live), no one has the unique experiences and observation that John Joseph displays here.
Norman Mailer also once said, Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle. With The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon, John Joseph proves that in todays giant jungle he is by far one of the hippest and wisest primitives to ever put pen to paper.