Category Archives: 80s

# 17 by Peter Nolan Smith

One wintry December night in 1976 I stumbled home from a derelict bar at the corner of the Bowery and Houston. The icy wind slashed through my thin clothing and I was about to hail a taxi to my SRO tenement on 11th Street, when the thump of a frantic bass emanated from a white […]

LEAVING NY by Peter Nolan Smith

Thirty summers ago I was stuck in New York waiting for a doorman job in Gemany. My pockets were empty and my rent was a month late. Many of my friends worked at Danceteria on West 21st Street. I ate at the BBQ on the roof and drank for free. The owner was a fan […]

Luxembourg 1988

During the 80s Iceland Air had one of the cheapest flights from New York to Europe. Maybe $300 with a stop-over in Reyjarvik. I took them several times and here’s a photo of the Luxembourg Gorge from 1988. It hasn’t changed much, but the Iceland flights were dropped in 1999. Nothing stays the same. Other […]

30 Years From Nomi

Thirty years ago my good friend Klaus Sperber aka Klaus Nomi passed from this world. This photos hang on my wall. He is never far from my thoughts as well as my many friends and family missing from the Here-Now. Catch him in the following URL of YOU DON’T OWN ME, please go to the […]

Dear Grace

Dear Grace Jones played New York last week. We will always be slave to her rhythm. To hear Grace’s SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM, please go to the following URL