Author Archives: Peter

Open City declared Peter Nolan Smith an underground punk legend of the 1970s East Village. The New England native spent many years as a nightclub doorman in New York, Paris, London, and Hamburg. The constant traveler has lived for long periods of time in Europe and the Far East. After a forced retirement from the Schmatta trade in Thailand, Peter Nolan Smith returned to New York to work in the international diamond trade. At summer’s end he resumed the life of a writer. The world’s leading leisureologist is currently based in Sri Racha, Thailand, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and Luxembourg City. He has no address.

The Siege Of 45

The Trump White House has portrayed the first two month’s of 45′s presidency as a complete success. 220,000 jobs have been added, $100 billion have been shaved from the national debt, and Trump has claimed progress in the war against the Islamic fundamentalists, ISIS. The President has replaced his old phone to broaden the reach […]

Johnny Rotten Lives

In the winter of 1977 GOD SAVE THE QUEEN hit the jukebox of CBGB’s. Punk had gone international. The song was #1 on the UK charts without getting airplay and the Sex Pistols further immortalized the hit by playing the nihilistic anthem on a Thames River cruise. The band never performed in New York, but the words to ANARCHY […]

SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN / Chuck Berry

Back in December 1959 Chuck Berry invited a Apache girl from Yuma, Arizona to work at his club in St. Louis. Police arrested the rocker on charges of violating the Mann Act i.e. transporting a minors over state lines. The girl was charged with prostitution and testified that she and Berry had had sex numerous […]

JOHNNY B GOODE / Chuck Berry and John Lennon

Back in 1972 ohn Lennon, Chuck Berry, Yoko Ono and other musician played JOHNNY B GOODE on the Mike Douglas Show, Yoko sang back-up until a tech thankfully pulled Yoko’s mike lead out of the amp. To watch JOHNNY B GOODE please go to this URL

Who?

Several years ago Dannatt and I attended a party for Interview Magazine in hopes of speaking with their managing editor. Glenn was an old timer like myself. I had once threw him out of a nightclub. This evening’s soiree was held at an unfinished hotel. Very unfinished. The crowd before the entrance of the construction […]