Tag Archives: the ghosts

# 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 […]

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 […]


Former guitarist for the Ghosts and present strummer for the Bowerytones Jahn Xavier posted a New York telephone number on Facebook. 212-982-4052. I can’t believe I remember that phone number, but there it is. Anybody out there know where that bell rang? Within two minutes a woman called Dusty recognized the number to CBGB’s telephone […]