Poly Styrene of X Ray Spex

I was extremely saddened to hear about Poly Styrene's death a few months ago. She was always one of my favorites... didn't stick to the punk formula. And she certainly was unique in the late 70s London punk scene, being one of the few black women around ('cept maybe Pauline from The Selecter). I got… Continue reading Poly Styrene of X Ray Spex


SEMI-VISIBLE HANK: Punk Icon Eludes Dogged Interviewer

This piece will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first thing I wrote that I got paid for, launching me on my first (albeit short-lived) career. All thanks goes to Robert Meyerowitz for taking a chance on me. And Mark and Gretchen Fitz for letting me crash in their spare… Continue reading SEMI-VISIBLE HANK: Punk Icon Eludes Dogged Interviewer


Medskerpedia Day 519: Goliardic Verse

This was a pretty good one. If you'd like to read the actual Medskerpedia poems, why not inquire about joining the group? Until then... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goliard#Goliardic_poetry   What is this? Every day I write a poem based on that day’s entry from the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. For more info about joining Medskerpedia, or… Continue reading Medskerpedia Day 519: Goliardic Verse