Sitting in the back seat of my father’s station wagon, heading for New York City in the late summer of 1972, I noticed a paperback book on the floor with what had to be the most peculiar title I had ever seen in all of my fourteen years: “How To Talk Dirty and Influence People” by some guy named Lenny Bruce.
Tom Degan: The first paragraph of his obituary will not take note of the “beloved funnyman” who had ranked, in my estimation, right up there with Mark Twain, Robert Benchley and Will Rogers as one of the great humorists of the twentieth century.
ery early yesterday morning, out of the blue, I posted a You Tube link to a recording by Lou Reed on my Facebook page. It was a song called “Lisa Says”, recorded in a Texas nightclub in 1969. A few hours later I received an email from my old pal, Tad DeLuccia, who informed me […]