Category Archives: cool


At one time I thought that the world would consist of long-hairs driving GTOs with skinny blondes at their side. The music on the radio was Grand Funk Railroad. Once I graduated from college my delusion of grandeur narrowed to an aspiration of driving a motorcycle around the Lower East Side high on heroin with […]

Buddy Miles, Jimi Hendrix, Lightnin Rod – Doriella du Fontaine – Radio Edit.(Rare Single)

Steve McQueen How Cool

Steve McQueen was the coolest movie star ever. Sean Connery and Clint Eastwood are living icons, but Steve was the champion of cool. Dead or alive. As a child my brothers, sisters, and I attended Our Lady of the Foothills south of Boston. The parochial grammar school heavily tressed the Four Rs of reading, ‘riting, […]

American Cool

This week the AMERICAN COOL photo exhibition opened at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Cool reserve was a specialty of the British upper-class, however true coolness originated with the Yoruba concept of Itutu, which according to Wikipedia is a combination of gentleness, generosity and grace coupled with the ability to defuse fights and disputes. The […]


Totie Fields is a lost genius of Borscht Belt comedy. I reincarnated her from the past this evening, finding a 1974 clip from the Mike Douglas Show on which she puts Gene Simmons from Kiss by saying after he denied being Jewish, “The hook don’t lie.” See this URL I then sought out more and […]