Category Archives: RIP

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 […]

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 […]

Taylor Blue Winsted RIP

a poem of misunderstanding by dakota pollock why did it have to be taylor when there are others both cruel and inhumane who bankrupt their own brother after violent arguments regarding inheritances; murderers who smile while on trial in court, the families of the victims grieving and weeping and crying trying to find meaning and […]

Farrah is a Betty

Don’t we miss her. For a related article click on this URL http://www.mangozeen.com/2009/07/01/rip/goodbye-farrah.htm“

RV Cemetery

Okeechobee is a prisoner to the US Army Corp of Engineers and the expanse of water is encircled by a 40-foot dike. The lake is never visible from the road. To see the inland sea you have to climb the earthen works. Nature harnessed for the business and pleasure of Man. Despite this barrier Okeechobee […]