Category Archives: 70s

MC5 Baseball

As much as I loved Dock Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching a no-hitter on LSD and beaning every player on the Cincinnati Reds in one game, my favorite ballplayer of the 1970s has to be Fred Sonic Smith from the MC5. Strangely I can find any mention of Fred Smith in the records of […]

Hot Pants Redux

Long legs and hot pants. You know I would get in the Time Machine back to 1971. In a heart beat.

You Bet I Would – Hot Pants And A Ducati

HOT PANTS by James Brown

HOT PANTS was #1 on the R&B charts for James Brown. The Godfather of Soul knew his audience. To hear HOT PANTS by James Brown, please go to the following URL

Hot Pants Back Then

This morning the thermometer outside the window of the Fort Greene Observatory read a frosty 18 Fahrenheit. My hand touched the glass. It was colder than ice. I bundled up for my walk to the train station, but was heartened by the toasty warmth of the sun. The strength of its glow was not a […]