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# 17 by Peter Nolan Smith

One wintry December night in 1976 I stumbled home from a derelict bar at the corner of the Bowery and Houston. The icy wind slashed through my thin clothing and I was about to hail a taxi to my SRO tenement on 11th Street, when the thump of a frantic bass emanated from a white […]

Richard’s Ride

Back in the 90s I ran into Richard Hell in the West Village. He was getting into a purple Barracuda. Cynthia Sley from the Bush Tetras was wowed by the car. Me too. It was very cool and he was a legend. Just listen to BLANK GENERATION

CBGBs Festival 2013

Last week the CBGBs festival reincarnated the spirit of the Bowery birthplace of Punk. CBGBs the movie debuted in New York. I missed all of it. Broke and exhausted from my working day. I fondly remember my years at CBGBs. And all my friends Like Excessive aka X aka Jahn Xavier, the guitarist for the […]

This Is Punk

Richard Hell “I decided I wanted out because it was killing me, and I couldn’t see where to go with it that wouldn’t be fatal.” I’m glad Richard Hell survived the years. THE TROUBLE If this were everything I wanted it to be It still wouldn’t be what I want it to be.