Category Archives: cool

Cleveland’s Finest

Cleveland was supposedly the site of the first rock and roll concert. March 21, 1952. A little more than two months before my birth in late May. 20,000 youths crowded the 10,000 capacity Cleveland Arena. The police shut down the show before the opening act, Paul “Hucklebuck” Williams, finished his first song. The civic leaders […]

Banned From Facebook

A Paris friend reported a Facebook ban for posting an invitation for the fabulous Palace Disco featuring a naked woman. It was neither pornographic nor obscene, except to the Taliban and America’s religious right. I protested their decision by posting a shot of porno star Marc Stevens dancing at Studio 54. Naked. Within minutes I […]

WHEN FAT MEN FLY by Peter Nolan Smith Chapter 2

A day before New Year’s Eve Sookie and Marie came over Wayne’s house. The two girls wore matching white leather jackets, mini-skirts, knee-high boots, and turtleneck sweater. They were excited about their first trip to the big city. New York was bound to dazzle anyone from a small town. Even one as big as Weymouth. […]

Quote of the Day / Billy Wilder

“If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny or they’ll kill you.” Billy Wilder Oscar Winning Director and Writer Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, and my favorite The Apartment

Aborted Concorde Landing

My apartment on East 10th Street was a good 45 minute drive from JFK airport. Maybe 12 miles as the crow flies from point A to point B. My building took its time waking up in the morning. The residents worked late and partied till dawn. Not everyone in New York were so dedicated to […]