Tag Archives: cocaine

MARC STEVENS BLIZZARD

Yesterday meteorologists predicted the season’s first snowstorm heading toward New York. Their forecast warned of a 6-10 inch accumulation or what I called a Marc ’10 and 1/2 Inches’ Stevens Blizzard. A real blizzard hit New York in 1978 and I partied with Marc and his tranny girlfriend Jill Monroe throughout the three days the […]

MIAMI VICE

I never bothered to see MIAMI VICE. The movie. Guns, girls, and crime. Tubbs and Crockett. I had been to that Miami Beach; Wolfie’s Deli, Little Havana, the Ace of Spades Bar, cocaine, cheap hotels, and fast boats. My friend found a kilo of blow on the beach and gave it to the local drug […]

Johnny Rotten Lives

In the winter of 1977 GOD SAVE THE QUEEN hit the jukebox of CBGB’s. Punk had gone international. The song was #1 on the UK charts without getting airplay and the Sex Pistols further immortalized the hit by playing the nihilistic anthem on a Thames River cruise. The band never performed in New York, but the words to ANARCHY […]

CRACK ISLAND by Peter Nolan Smith

Crack cocaine swept across the Lower East Side in the summer of 1986 and East 11th Street between Avenue B and C on the Lower East Side of New York was the destination of choice for its many adherents. All day long hundreds of crack zombies lined the sidewalk before the tenement building on the […]

VICTORY AT ALL COSTS by Peter Nolan Smith

In November of 2010 the GOP and its Tea Party constituents swept the Democrats from the House of Representatives in the biggest shift of power of the 21st Century and this morning I was greeted at work by the security guard, Andy, who boasted, “We had a revolution last night.” “At least it was non-violent,” […]