Category Archives: Art

Closing The Go Go Bars

I liked old go-go bars. My first was the 2 O’Clock Lounge in Boston’s Combat Zone. 1971. Drums, bass organ, sax, stripper. Paradise. I hate gentlemen clubs. They have no class, but class went dead in the beginning of the 21st Century, except for those who never gave up the dead.

HERMAPHRODITE by Peter Nolan Smith

Back in the early 80s the Louvre belonged to art historians and a wandering art tourists. Few Parisians visited the former Bourbon palace and once a week I wandered the museum’s desolate corridors to admire its vast collection. At that time I was le psychionomiste of the Bains-Douches nightclub and my friend Alabama Tony tended […]

GO GO Safety

My cousin Sherrie performed exotic dances around the world. Her skill with a firepole was legendary and a smile graced her face through every routine before a devoted audience smitten with a drool factor of 10. The slim brunette was their goddess, but even goddesses feel pain. No one saw her grimace upon getting backstage […]

homer’s GULF STREAM – Photo Roman

Dark Man lived on Crooked Island. His people had been slaves. They were free now. Poor, but free, and Dark Man was one of the best fishermen in the Bight of Acklins. Waking at day clean his wife cooked a meal and he left Maddie with a kiss. “I goin ta sea.” “All a ya […]

“Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” (1972) by David Hockney

Why would anyone sell such a piece of iconic beauty capturing a time never to be seen again? The owner must have seen it too much. At one point all beauty fades to gray. ps $90 million buys a day of beer drinking in Thailand. For everyone.