Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bebe Buell YOU BET I WOULD

She was a muse to rock gods. I saw her at CBGBs. I was nothing to her. And I’m nothing today too. Voila le beauté du punk.

In Defense of Spike Lee

An Abraham Lincoln lookalike visited Fort Greene on President’s Day to promote Quicken Loans. They promo team was offering $25 to put a photo of the ersatz Abe and #quickenloans on your Facebook page. I tried on my cellphone without success. The young girl gave me a card for trying and I was to have […]

Never-Ending Winter

Never-Ending Winter Last night I went to sleep at on the top floor of the Fort Greene Observatory. I was wearing a cotton night gown and my cover was a double blanket. The cold seeped through the windows and a little past 3am I woke to a chill. The outside temperature was wavering in the […]

The Great Invisible Wall Of China

Over my years of traveling back and forth to Asia I’ve flown into Peking on more than one occassion. Each time I have pressed my face to the porthole hoping to see the Great Wall of China. Teachers around the world had taught that man-made barrier against the barbarian horde was visible from low orbit. […]

Homo Scan

In April of 2009 Johnny Zombie from Palm Beach sent me to Russia to speak with his customers about their non-payment for merchandise. My friends in New York thought that these Russki ‘businessmen’ would kill me, but I had a band member from Aquarium for my companion. Everyone loved that band. Seve dropped at the […]