Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Tower Of Blather

I speak several languages with varying degree of expertise. All of them with a Boston accent. Linguists estimate that there are over 6700 languages spoken on the planet Earth with English acting as the prime lingua franca or most popular bridge language at present. Unfortunately silence is not a language. This morning at the Academy […]

Eyes In The Sky

The FAA announced plans to allow Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia to test drones for commercial use starting in 2015. The BBC reported that the head of the FAA, Michael Huerta, said safety would be the priority as it considers approval for unleashing the unmanned aircraft into US skies to provide […]

THE GIFT OF UNGIVING by Peter Nolan Smith

Most of my landlord’s friends are married couples with kids. His wife and AP regularly invited them over to the Fort Greene Observatory for weekend lunches and evening drinks. I keep my distance from his guests, since my marital status is an enigma and after a few glasses I tend to recite a litany of […]

AREA – NYC

Last month Area held a re-union party to celebrate the lives of the club-goers. I skipped the event to babysit my landlord’s two children. Area wasn’t really my scene. I was living in Paris throughout its heyday. The doorman Joe Breeze couldn’t stand me, but the bouncers were part of my crew. I entered without […]

Richard’s Ride

Back in the 90s I ran into Richard Hell in the West Village. He was getting into a purple Barracuda. Cynthia Sley from the Bush Tetras was wowed by the car. Me too. It was very cool and he was a legend. Just listen to BLANK GENERATION