Joey Ramone's Valentine's Day Special

Joey and the gang hit the stage for a good cause. Photo by Jay Blakesberg.

If you've done the chocolate, candies and roses thing to death, that old softy

Joey Ramone has an idea to liven up your Valentine's Day. How about heading

down to picturesque Coney Island High in New York City and joining the tallest

ex-Ramone in an all-star Cupid Day celebration benefiting the AIDS charity

God's Love We Deliver?

The 4th annual benefit, for the organization that's

been delivering hot food to home-bound people for over a decade, will feature

Joey with a new line-up of his band the Resistance (including long-time

producer Daniel Rey on guitar, Andy Shernoff and "Handsome" Dick Manitoba

(Dictators), Joe McGinty (Psychedelic Furs) and New York scenester Al Maddy).

Also performing will be Ronnie Spector (with Rey, Joey Ramone, Roger

Murdoch (King Missle) and Jeremy Chatzky) doing a few of the songs she's been

working on with Ramone and Rey, the Independents, Black Flamingo, Times Square

(ex-members of the Misfits), the Sisters Grimm, Coyote Shivers, the Invaders

and your host/ess, Miss Understood. And if you're alone, it beats cramming

bon-bons into your fat, depressed head and watching Pretty Woman.