Re: “Vinyl Fetish [February 7–13]. I wanted to thank the Weekly, and especially Kate Sullivan, for that fabulous article about my father, Rodd Keith. I am his daughter, and I have never read anything about Rodd that captured him so succinctly as this story. Ms. Sullivan (may I call her Kate? It is my daughter’s name) has almost eerily distilled the power and perversion and, yes, the perversion of power that was my father’s legacy. I feel vindicated somehow. Understood. Along with that is a curious sense of appeasement in knowing that my father achieved, as Kate so eloquently put it, the godlike status he had sought in life.
Christopher Lisotta’s article on the death of Morris Kight[“The Passing of a Gay Generation,” January 24–30] does a great job crediting Kight and Harry Hay with all they did for everyone as pioneers of gay sexuality. You might want to think about publishing an article about the several Southern California gay/lesbian libraries and archives, which will preserve the work of these pioneers and make the record available to future historians, researchers, and young men and women who simply want to know about their heritage. ONE Institute at USC, the Homosexual Information Center at CSUN, the June Mazer collection in West Hollywood and the San Diego Gay and Lesbian Archives all come to mind.
—Billy Glover Los Angeles
That weller feller
In the article “Britannia Waives the Rules” [February 7–13], Paul Rogers quotes Paul Weller as saying, “As long as I’ve got an audience, that makes it worthwhile enough to come out and play,” then adds, “(Apparently that wasn’t the case when Weller’s 2000 U.S. tour was pulled at the 11th hour.)” While the parenthetical aside reads as catty fun, a fact check would have proved it highly inappropriate. The 2000 tour (for which I had tickets) was canceled at the 11th hour due to criminal allegations against Mr. Weller, which were later dropped but, due to their serious nature, prevented him from leaving the U.K. at the time.