Tag Archives: New York

This History of the Monkey Power Trio… “1995: The First Hour”

For the past several years, I’ve been posting my detailed notes here about the annual meetings of my one-day-a-year pseudo-band, the Monkey Power Trio. I’m not sure why I started to do this, but it’s become yet another thing for me to obsess about. I sit alone in an airport every year, before heading home […]

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Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort receives 7.5 years in prison, and faces additional time in New York, which would not be subject to pardon

Like a lot of folks, I was kind of pissed off last Thursday, when U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III, of the Eastern District of Virginia, chose to disregard sentencing guidelines that would have put Donald Trump’s incredibly corrupt former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, behind bars for 19.5 to 24 years, and instead just […]

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Exploring Harvey Weinstein’s roots as a flesh trade landlord in pre-Disney Times Square

By some strange coincidence, a week or so ago, just after hearing that Harvey Weinstein had been arrested and charged with rape, I was listening to an old podcast about the evolution of Times Square, and his name came up in connection to a strip club called the Melody Burlesk, later to be known as […]

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Yet another “Iggy Pop was from Ypsilanti” post

Since this website launched, we’ve debated several times whether or not, as Ypsilantians, we can legitimately claim Iggy Pop as one of our own. I’ve argued for years that we can, as I seem to recall having heard him describe himself years ago as having been from Ypsilanti, but I’ll admit that the connection is […]

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Russia, Russia, Russia… Now that we’ve got a narrative, we can’t let go

It’s all happening so fast. It’s easy to be overwhelmed. One minute, Kid Rock, in what we can hope is just a bid to sell a few thousand more of his ridiculous “dumbfuckistan” t-shirts, announces a bid to take on Debbie Stabenow for the Senate, and, the next thing you know, Caitlyn “just because she’s […]

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