Category Archives: music

Michael Winslow – Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin

I met the codeine Michael Winslow at the 1985 Deauville Film Festival in France. He was promoting POLICE ACADEMY. There was no Roman numeral after the title. This was the original.

Poppers ReDux

Jan. 2 1979 Suicide was headlining CBGBs. The duo weren’t for everyone, but the screaming fury of Alan Vega and monotonal drone of his keyboard player Martin Rev were an effective remedy for a long holiday of drinking, especially if the holidays were not ready to call it quits. My hillbilly girlfriend was in West […]

Faster Than Light Beauty

I wish for a time machine to take me back to London. 1968. Francoise Hardy on a motorbike. I would have had a lot of competition and even though I would have only been 16, a good time would have been had by all. Je l’adore. In 1968 through eternity fast than speed itself. To […]

Not Hot LP Covers

As a young boy in the 60s LP covers were hot as a Playboy centerfold. Herb Alpert stuck a blow for overt sexuality with the creamy cover of THE TASTE OF HONEY. Not all LPs were the same. Show us that love. Strangely the Gap Band’s DROPPED A BOMB ON ME was not covered on […]

AX IN HAND by Peter Nolan Smith

My mother had spent her honeymoon on Bermuda. Every winter my parents had vacationed in the Caribbean and each July my father rented a Harwichport cottage for a week. My mother loved the ocean. On summer weekends they loaded his six children into the Ford Station wagon for a drive to the beach. Massachusetts had […]