AJ Confessore, a long time customer and friend of Midtown, has passed away. If you’re a reader of our blog, watched Fuse TV or walked around NYCC, you’ll know AJ as CC Banana, comedian and rock and roll interviewer. CC loved to poke a little fun at those he interviewed, and he met and interviewed such rock luminaries as Sebastian Bach, and KISS.
If you shopped at our stores, CC was just plain AJ. AJ had been shopping with us for 15 years, since the store’s inception. Personally, I remember meeting AJ about a month into work, on my first Wednesday. AJ was a regular of all of our stores; his love of rock n’ roll was matched only by his love of comics and the world of comics. He was always very friendly, and very courteous to all of us. As an employee of Midtown Comics for four years, seeing AJ on Wednesdays was like clockwork. As busy as Wednesdays get, and they do get very busy, we always got to talk at least for a few minutes, AJ would always talk to a bunch of us and catch up with us, and in a sea of thousands on Wednesdays, he was always a constant, friendly presence. AJ was a one- of-a kind person, a person with great heart and humor, and on behalf of all of us at Midtown, we will miss you and hope you’re in a better place now. Rest in Peace.