Category Archives: rock

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 […]

NEW YEAR ALL RIGHT by Peter Nolan Smith

In the Spring of 1969 my teenage sweetheart’s mother was dating a Chilean pianist. The two adults left the brunette cheerleader in charge of the house and after she put her younger brother to bed, I would come over for a study session. An hour at the books was our passport to a heavy petting […]

Weird Womb’s Tour Manager

Last week Dakota Pollock of Weird Womb asked me to write a band bio. I became friends with the group’s singer and Johnny the guitarist at the 169 Lounge, Chinatown’s epic dive bar on East Broadway and had seen the Tucson quartet at Shea Stadium, so I told Dakota, “Sure.” They were my favorite new […]

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE – Lou Reed – Movie

Lou Reed 71 RIP

I never saw the Velvet Underground or heard Lou Reed live. Those gaps were added to missing Woodstock or opting to see Sha-Na-Na instead of David Bowie in 1971, but one spring night in 1970 I was lying on the sofa with my high school sweetheart. Kyla’s mother was out with her Portugese boyfriend and […]