Monthly Archives: May 2019

Thai Etiquette

Severak years ago a Swiss man pleaded guilty to defacing several portraits of Thailand’s revered sovereign. Worst the desecration occurred on the king’s 79th birthday. The perpetrator’s defense that he was drunk won no sympathy from the judge, who could sentence the foreigner to 75 years in the Chiang Mai prison. The trial was held […]

A Long Walk Into Year 66

Last year Chef Dave from 169 cooked a Memorial Day BBQ on his roof deck in Bushwick. I brought a bottle of Chardonnay. I ate hamburgers, hot dogs, and drank wine, Jagermeister, and tequila. Someone gave me a magic mushroom. It had a red cap. Another handed me a marijuana gummie. I did them all […]

David Bowie and Cher meet Sha Na Na

My friend Keith and I share mutual musical tastes and this week he posted a Youtube video of David Bowie singing with Cher. Keith had actually seen the Ziggy Stardust tour. I missed it for a stupid reason. My girlfriend at the time was 26. Linda was a junior exec in my father’s office. A […]

Muse of the Sex Pistols

Lesson 2. Establish the name Sex Pistols. Who was this girl? Not a natural blonde. British. Now about 50. Then 18. This goddess of punk was in THE GREAT ROCK AND ROLL SWINDLE. Where is she now?

Shots In Anger

At 4:30am on Friday, April 12, 1861 Brigadier General Beauregard ordered the secessionist troops manning the artillery batteries of Charleston, South Carolina to open fire on Fort Sumter housing 127 federal troops of which 13 were musicians. Two hours lapse before the Yankee commander allowed Captain Abner Doubleday, the inventor of baseball, to return a […]