Category Archives: 70s

Long Ago The Doo-Wop

$2nd Street was synonymous with sin in the 1970s. Fucking Rudy Guiliani closed the porno shops and XXX theaters. Disney moved into the vacated premises. Now 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues belongs to fat people eating fast food. A hell of gross consumption. The Minnesota Strip was no heaven, but I liked it […]

Wickedness Runs In Vain

42nd Street was paradise for sin. Satan prowled the streets surrounding the Doo-Wop. It was wickedness at its best and worst. Mayor Guiliani shut it down like Dorothy chucking a bucket of water of the Wicked Witch of the West. “Who would have thought that some little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?” […]

COLD TURKEY john lennon

I like nothing better than left-over turkey for a post-thanksgiving jolt of big bird coma, then John Lennon says it best in COLD TURKEY To view his holiday gem, please go to the following URL

WINTER IN AMERICA by Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron was born three years before me in 1949 The late Chicago-born poet/musician never had a hit, but his line ‘the revolution will not be televised’ survived in my memory and that of Keith Raywood who put WINTER IN AMERICA on his Facebook home page, proving that website is not 100% devoted to old […]

WALK LIKE A WOMAN by Peter Nolan Smith

Billy Wilder’s film SOME LIKE IT HOT was a funny movie, but I didn’t think much about men dressing up as woman, until my next-door neighbor asked me in his basement, “Who you think is prettier? Jack Lemmon or Tony Curtis?” “Neither.” The year was 1964 and men in dresses weren’t pretty to twelve year-old […]