Now We Can Go On and On: RIP, Tommy Keene, Hometown Hero

I was devastated to hear of Tommy Keene's passing the day before Thanksgiving. I first encountered Tommy in 1986. He was the support act for Aztec Camera at a shabby old movie theatre converted to a concert venue in Washington, DC. I was eager to see Roddy Frame and his Aztec Camera colleagues who had impressed me when they supported Elvis Costello on his Punch the Clock Tour in 1983 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland (incidentally, the first time I saw EC, with my best friend Andrew in tow and my father as chaperone). I was vaguely aware of Tommy as he was from my neighborhood (well, actually, Bethesda, Maryland vs. Rockville but for those of us from the area there's no

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