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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 […]

First Night At CBGBs

Ramones – California Sun 1976

I was walking down the Bowery in 1976. I heard a band playing a breakneck version of CALIFORNIA SUN from inside a white-stuccoed bar. I walked inside, paid my admission, and walked to the stage, mesmerized by the leather-jacketed quartet. In less than a minute I was hooked by the Ramones and still am to […]

CBGBs The Movie

I walked by CBGBs in the Autumn of 1976. I heard a band playing a cover of CALIFORNIA SUN by the Rivieras. It was the Ramones and I went to CBGBs every night for the next two years. Yes, I was a lucky man, because this movie can’t ever come close to the truth of […]