Category Archives: music

BORN TO LOSE

The last time I saw Johnny Thunders was in Paris. He was appearing at Gibus outside of Republique. It was 1985. We spoke about CBGBs. he had been a star. I was a worshiper His manager was a New York coke dealer of dubious German connections. I owed him $50. Johnny said, “Stiff him.” Who […]

Kenny Rodgers RIP

In 1976 there were two C&W 45s on punk-dominated CBGB’s jukebox. JOLEEN and Kenny’s RUBY. We played them at the end of the night along with Elvis Costello’s ALLISON because the bartender sharing that name thought it was written about her. RIP Kenny. I loved you always. To view RUBY, please go to the following […]

DIRTY OLD TOWN by the Pogues

Several hundred bands will parade up 5th Avenue in New York in honor of St. Padraic. Not one of them will play DIRTY OLD TOWN. I love the Pogues and what about Spider’s teeth. real stumps they are. So for a good lift go to this URL And if you don’t like it, Go hifreann […]

35 Years From Nomi

Thirty-five years ago my good friend Klaus Sperber aka Klaus Nomi passed from this world. This photos hang on my wall. He is never far from my thoughts as well as my many friends and family missing from the Here-Now. Catch him in the following URL of YOU DON’T OWN ME, please go to the […]

KLAUS NOMI LIGHTNING

A blizzard struck Manhattan on February 4, 1978. The snowstorm closed the city within the first hours. The streets became impassable for cars soon afterwards, as 100 mph winds buried the sidewalks under 5-foot drifts. My hillbilly girlfriend and I were trapped in our East Village apartment for days. The gas stove’s four burners prevented […]