Owner of Cbgb's. I miss you so. I met Hilly in 1979 for the first time. Would visit many times a month. Played first gig at Monday Night Audition 1985 a monday July 22, the day before my Birthday. Hilly was a wonderful person always encouraging and warm. It was a pleasure to know him. Would hang out next door. just to be able to say hello. Yes I knew he was sick. Karen Krystal told me. Dana said he was in the hospital. I could'nt go to visit family wishes. I remember the last time I talked to Hilly he had just got back from Germany. "how's it going Hilly" "I am ok. Thinkin'about moving Cbgb's to Vegas. The closing of CBGBS broke his spirit. I miss him so. tears, many tears.