Category Archives: 70s

A Painter Painting a Picture

Hitchhiking was a good way to travel between Boston and Montreal in the early 1970s. The 400 miles of I-89 was one of the East Coast’s most scenic highway, slanting across New Hampshire and Vermont to Lake Champlain then into Quebec. It was a great trip from start to finish. In August of 1971 I […]

HITCHHIKING PROHIBITED by Peter Nolan Smith

The weather along Montana’s Continental Divide shifted from summer to fall to winter in late-August of 1972. My college friend Ptrov and I were bound for Boston to start our second year of university and we crashed a night with a trio of carpenter gypsies constructing a rest stop on the new interstate. Bulldozers had […]

Ali McGraw – Chanel Promo

Ali McGraw was in LOVE STORY, but she shined in THE GETAWAY with Steve McQueen. They were a cool couple. And those were a cool time. ps Jim Thompson adapted his novel of the same title for the screenplay. Cool. Shot by Sam Peckinpah. Ali’s character Carol Ainsley McCoy betrays him. That still doesn’t stop […]

Emerson Lake and Palmer 1971 Loss of Viriginity Tour

Two years ago Moog Music announced that the company was honoring the 50th anniversary of the Moog Modular at Moogfest and that legendary company’s engineers had spent three years reconstructing Keith Emerson’s iconic Moog Modular System. “Using the original documentation as well as circuit board and art files for nearly every original Moog module, Moog […]

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF NEW YORK by Peter Nolan Smith

Back in the 1920s New Yorkers returned from Florida holidays with baby alligators. The little reptiles grew fast and their owners flushed the saurian relics down the toilet, thereby creating the myth of albino alligators slithering through the city sewers seeking to devour cats and dogs. While this urban legend has been broadly dismissed as […]