Category Archives: 1980s

“KISS ON MY LIST”: A LOVE LETTER TO HALL & OATES

I love Hall and Oates. Unapologetically and without irony and for always. I loved them in the early Atlantic Records days, when the young disciples of Philly Soul crooned Sara Smile and She’s Gone and reminded us all that you … Continue reading

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Past Imperfect: The Joan Collins Chronicles (including her directions on how to seat a star!)

I have always been fascinated with Joan Collins.  An actress, writer, OBE and celebrity nonpareil, Miss Collins is and always has been, above all else, a STAR.  No matter the taste of the times, Joan has always existed for me … Continue reading

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TIME MACHINE: DAVID’S 25th BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON’S MOTOR LODGE, NOVEMBER 9, 1989

Oh boy.  It seems like a million years ago and yesterday at the same time.  I was turning twenty-five and I decided to have a birthday party at the old Howard Johnson Motor Lodge on 8th Avenue.  For the invitation, … Continue reading

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“Make new friends but keep the old, One is silver, the other is gold.”

Today was a special day at Chelsea Girl because our old friend Dean Elliott came by for a visit! We’ve known Dean as long as we’ve known each other…notoriously, he lived in Joe’s Place (the Weinstein dormitory bar) my freshman … Continue reading

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