Category Archives: punk

TOMMY RAMONE RIP

There are no more Ramones on Earth. Tommy Ramones joined his three brothers. I was lucky enough to catch them in 1976. On a winter night I was walking up the Bowery. I heard CALIFORNIA SUN from a bar. I walked inside. My life was changed forever. They were our band. Here is an excerpt […]

SONIC REDUCER by the Dead Boys

Every Memorial Day Weekend the radio stations spun the top 1000 hits of rock and roll. The #1 song for decades was Zeppelin’s STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN or else the Beatles HEY JUDE. SATISFACTION came close to reaching # 1, but Led Zeppelin’s rip-off of Spirit’s TAURUS has proven too strong to be knocked off the […]

BELMONT FIX by Peter Nolan Smith

Back in the late-70s I bet the horses with a friend from CBGBs. Bill Yusk came from Kentucky to study philosophy at NYU, but the long-haired scholar spent the autumn racing season at OTB and Aqueduct instead of attending classes on Kant and Marx. One afternoon he came over to my railroad apartment with the […]

MAYBE TOMORROW a punk novel by Peter Nolan Smith on KINDLE

CHAPTER 1 The November sun flashed off a West Village window. The wavering reflection stalked the Christopher Street pier to a lone youth tuning a battered guitar. The twenty year-old in a battered leather jacket broke into a sly smile, as the sapphire shimmer transformed the blonde leather boy into a fallen angel regaining his […]

MAYBE TOMORROW Chapter 5 by Peter Nolan Smith

Nightlife on Bleecker Street panned out after the Village Vanguard. Sean gazed out the taxi’s window at the forlorn sidewalk grilled yellow by cruel chrome streetlights. This was how New York looked unprotected by the eyes of love and he turned to Johnny. “Are we there yet?” “Almost.” Johnny slapped on the plastic divider. “Stop […]