In 1980, Darby Crash, lead singer of the Los Angeles punk band, the Germs, died from an intentional overdose at the age of 22. In his suicide note, Crash confessed his love for fellow bandmate, David 'Bosco' Danford.
Later, Crash’s friend, Casey Cola, with whom he’d made his death pact with (she survived) recalled their last night together— “...He wrote a note, which he didn't show me, but which I think said, 'My life, my leather, my love goes to Bosco.’ … He held me up for a second... laid himself against the wall and pulled me to him… And then he kissed me and said, 'Well, 'bye.’”
From May 12th to June 12th, the public is invited to share mementos and ephemera relating to experiences of addiction, harm reduction, and/or grief within the enclosed bulletin board outside of LACA. These items will be collected and archived in an ongoing collection dedicated to harm reduction practices.
Please feel free to mail your materials to:
Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA)
709 N Hill Street
Suite 104/8 (upstairs)
LA, CA 90012