Friday, November 30, 2007

We Hardly Knew Ye: Evel Knievel

Evel Knievel, 1938-2007.


At 2:35 PM, November 30, 2007 , Anonymous Amy Allison said...

Hi Steve,

I've been trying to track you down to see if we could speak to you on air this afternoon about the passing of Evel Knievel. Could you please email me at when you recieve this? I appologize for abusing your blog like this, but I've exausted all other options. :(

Amy - Newtalk 1010 CFRB Radio
Toronto, Ontario

Canada's biggest talk radio station

At 4:16 PM, November 30, 2007 , Blogger Hilary said...

Hi Steve - Your long-lost pal hilary here. I tried to send you an email but the mailbot said your mailbox is full. I guess I'm not the only one immediately thought of you when we got the news. Hope all's going well! I have a blog too here:

I hope they re-publish your book so I can finally buy it!

At 5:44 PM, November 30, 2007 , Blogger the Isotope Communique said...


I'm sure your in-box is flooded right now with word of the sad news today. As the only person I know who liked Evel as much (or more) than I did/do I wanted to write to you and offer you my condolences.

I had a dream last night about him, actually. It was one of those fever-induced fog-like dreams that fade quickly and I really don't remember much about it, but I woke up this morning and all day have been thinking about how awesome that picture of him and Kanye West is. And how much I respect Evel's kick ass approach to life. And how much I wanted to go to Butte and ride in that fucking parade with him, cos as good as he looked in that picture, I'm sure time was short, and I had to go next year for sure!

Then I Twittered my favorite quote of his (, and then a couple hours later I got the sad news from a dear friend of mine. It was a really, really surreal experience.

So, anyway... now I'm writing to you. Because you wrote the greatest Evel Knievel book ever written. Because you love the same crazy 70's daredevil stuntjumpers like the Human Fly and Mister Knievel like I do. Because I knew you could understand what it feels like to not get to go to Evel Knievel Days and ride in that parade with him. Because I wanted to share my dream story with you.

And because Evel called you Steve Man-Dick.

And because I knew you'd be sad to hear he was gone too.


James Sime
Isotope - the comic book lounge
San Francisco

At 9:28 PM, November 30, 2007 , Blogger motorcycho said...


At 10:34 AM, December 01, 2007 , Blogger Ryan said...

hey steve-

we used to be miserable together making copies, binding, clearing paper jams, etc. at the kinkos in portland. i thought of you yesterday when i read about evels passing. i'm currently, due to an illness to my father in law, living in st. petersburg where evel spent his final days.

i've still got a copy of heinous and monorail. glad to see your doing well.

the last time i ran into Gabe, i was working on an awful movie called "the hunted" and he and his wife somehow ended up getting their car stuck in one of the scenes we were filming.

take care.

At 1:16 AM, December 05, 2007 , Blogger "Post-Google" by TAR ART RAT said...

Steve-! Shit, man. Indeed, I thought of you as well - and then noticed your book was totally sold out on both of the links to american and UK amazon- they printing more or what-?
Well, here is my wierd story regarding this day: Famous Last Words and/or Videos

At 7:47 AM, January 08, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

are these psople nuts?? "we hardly knew ye"?? that says it all, Steve did not know Evel at all! he just gathered info and put out a second rate book. and now he is trashing Evel's memory.


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