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Nick Tosches in a Trench Coat

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Nick Tosches, music writer and biographer, died at the age of sixty-nine on Sunday. I spent an awful lot of time around Nick Tosches in the late seventies. We’d wind up in the same places, we were published in the same crummy magazines, and we’d stumble into each other at St. Mark’s Bookshop or the Bells of Hell or Gem Spa. It was always midnight, and he almost always had a book in his pocket, maybe The Twelve Caesars or Ovid, and a wrestling magazine. I lost touch with him, but kept up with his writing, or tried to. After...

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