Category Archives: Art

Goodbye Columbus Day

Before the arrival of Christo Columbo in 1492, the New World was filled with empires, confederations, republics, city-states, and tribal lands. These diverse peoples represented a broad scattering of cultures. The population of the two connected continents has been estimated by modern historians to be approximately twenty-five million people from the Bering Straits to the […]

LATER THAT AFTERNOON / David Henderson Opening

This Friday October 11 from 7pm to 9pm David and Doug Henderson will be having an opening of LATER THAT AFTERNOON at Studio 10 / 56 Bogart Street. Subway – Morgan on the L Train. The sublime artist Kate Teale will also be part of the show and I will perform a short tone-poem accompanied […]

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 […]