Age and occupation. How long have you lived here, where did you come from, and where do you live now?
42, Writer/Typist/Guitarist. Born in Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side, lived in Virginia before eventually settling back here and I've been living on Ludlow Street since '92.
Three Blind Questions
1. As a typist, how do you find the time to play guitar?
I play once a year with Yo La Tengo for WFMU's annual fundraising marathon. I've also found the time to play with Hasil Adkins. (Ed.- He neglects to also mention: The A-Bones, Action Swingers, Freddy "Boom-Boom" Cannon, Ronnie Dawson, Jad Fair, Amy Rigby, The Shamms and John Sinclair.)
2. Let's explore the last part of your occupational endeavors, are you published?
Technically, yes. I write box notes for Kino International which specializes in distributing foreign films. I get paid to do it.
3. Got any thoughts on the 1990s/new millenium transformation of your beloved Ludlow Street and Lower East Side in general?
It's been a laugh riot.
Time travel question: What era, day or event in New York's history would you like to re-live?
The day my grandfather's New York National Guard unit was "federalized" and sent to find Pancho Villa.
9pm, Wednesday night - what are you doing?
Going to the movies.
Best celebrity sighting in New York, or personal experience with one if you're that type.
Anthony Quinn in a jogging suit, leaning up against a tree, hyperventilating, and drenched in sweat.
Just after midnight on a Saturday - what are you doing?
Trying to fall asleep while my downstairs neighbors either fuck, fight, or play Nintendo.
What's the most expensive thing in your wardrobe?
Finish one of the following sentences:
3) "I hate computers for replacing the card catalog in the New York Public Library and I hate the way..."
Where do you summer?
Who do you consider to be the greatest New Yorker of all-time?
Thomas Dewey or Richard Hell.
What was your best dining experience in NYC?
The onion rings at Carnegie Deli.
Just how much do you really love New York?
More than death itself.
What happened the last time you went to L.A.?
I watched my brother die.
Medication: What and how much do you take?
Booze. A lot.
Of all the movies made about (or highly associated with) New York, what role would you have liked to be cast in?
Skip McCoy in "Pickup on South Street."
If you could change one thing about New York, what would it be?
Install a system of canals.
The End of The World is finally happening. What are you going to do with your last 24 hours in NYC?