Halloween Parade

The first timeĀ  I went to the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade was in 1984. Or so I assume. That was the year I moved to New York and for the next eight or nine years anything above 14th Street was wilderness to me. It’s one of those you-had-to-be-there things. Does anyone else remember John Sex?Continue reading “Halloween Parade”

This is no time for saluting flags…

Happy Independence Day. Please enjoy responsibly, with these timely words and timeless music from Lou Reed. This is no time for celebration This is no time for shaking hands This is no time for backslapping This is no time for marching bands This is no time for optimism This is no time for endless thoughtContinue reading “This is no time for saluting flags…”

Perfect Day

In 1972, Lou Reed wrote and recorded a song called “Perfect Day” for his album Transformer. It was released as the B-side to “Walk on the Wild Side.” I think anyone who’s had a perfect day can relate to its simplicity. I was going through a box of photos, looking for something else, when IContinue reading “Perfect Day”