Category Archives: NEW YORK

If Bruce Came to My House

In April 2008 I lived nowhere. My apartment in the East Village had been taken over by the faceless management company. I lived with my wife and daughter in Pattaya until this April. We had good times and bad times. It was home, then again I considered anyplace home once you buy a roll of […]

Moby WTF

Several Palm Sundays ago I woke with an urge to see the ocean. It was a sunny day. The Hamptons were too far away for a day trip, however Rockaway Beach was close. When I told my roommate about the excursion, Vladmar laughed at me, “Rockaway Beach not ocean. It is song from Ramones.” “It’s […]

TRASH FIORUCCI by Peter Nolan Smith

In 1978 the windows of Fiorucci on East 60th Street featured the latest flash fashion from Italy. These trendy threads guaranteed immediate entrance into Studio 54 or any exclusive disco in Manhattan. I was a punk. Glitter wasn’t my thing, however a gold lame Elvis suit graced the front window and I wanted it bad. […]

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 […]