Category Archives: boston

THE SMELL OF MOONSHINE by Peter Nolan Smith

Back in the late 50s my Irish grandmother took my older brother and me for a monthly visit to downtown Boston. We left from her house in Jamaica Plains and rode the trolley into Boylston Street. The El from Forest Hills to Washington Street was quicker, but Nana preferred the trolley. My late grandfather had […]

A Not Very August Afternoon – The Beacon Street Union

Back in 1968 the two best Boston bands were Ultimate Spinach and Beacon Street Union. My best friend and I attended several of their psychedelic Saturday concerts on Cambridge Commons near Harvard. The longhaired coeds dressed like peasants. None of the hippie girls were fat and few wore bras. Chuckie and I hadn’t been to […]

MOSES’ BEST FRIEND by Peter Nolan Smith

New York City showed its teeth the winter of 1980. The police were racketeering our after-hours nightclub. One of the Continental’s backers was a gangster from Odessa, Russia. Vadim was going out with my old girlfriend from Buffalo. The tough zek smuggled stolen icons and passed bad paper. Lisa looked good in his furs. Only […]

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 […]

26,560 hits – One day

On Aug 19, 2016 mangozeen hit over 20,000 pageviews. I can’t figure out why. But I’m sure it had nothing to do with Emerson Lake and Palmer. I lost my virginity during their 1970 concert on the Charles River. To Linda Imhoff. Few more beautiful than her. She had long legs. Very long legs. Sadly […]