Apparently the Fort Lauderdale beach scene isn't big enough for two local curiosities. After learning of our widely read cover story about aging punk legend with a flair for caricature art Mickey Clean, the self-proclaimed "nationally known marathon runner" Dennis "Coat Man" Marsella placed several phone calls to the New Times office with complaints.
Below, we have a five-minute phone message Marsella left for us that outlines the many reasons he deserves as much attention as a confirmed pillar of the nascent years of punk (and an appearance on TV Party).
"I'm the dominant personality in that area," Marsella argues. "I have cars following me, I
have girls following me... I look the same as [Mickey Clean] does as a teenager... I'm an active trick marathon runner who has made national news time and time again... You've got a beautiful story, and you're fighting it."