Nonetheless guided by the Voice
When skirts have been lengthy and subways secure Michael Musto was a musto.
Everybody learn him again when everybody learn the Village Voice.
The ’80s NYC nightlife wasn’t shootings and lootings. It was social gathering time. Studio 54. What went on which no one ever stated went on was Andy Warhol. Roy Cohn. Cher. Madonna. Liza Minnelli. Bianca Jagger. Elton John. Diana Ross. Brooke Shields.
Musto, then a musto learn, would put on balloons, bubbles, thrift store crapola, drag. Shticks and tips. From Brooklyn, his aunt a nun, he’d work a celebration dressed from pajamas to a papal uniform.
I used to be by no means in that scene however he mentions me. So, when you missed all that, this month’s W journal is — pardon the expression — filled with him.
MORE. Comes a brand new doc that’s against the law to overlook. “Gotham: The Fall and Rise of New York.” Goes down darkish alley of Huge Apple mayhem from 1966 to 2013. Cops, NYPD chiefs all on the document. Six mayors tracked over nearly 40 years.
Director Matthew Taylor: “It’s archival footage, 26 interviews and re-enactments. However you’ll be able to’t mug Manhattan. It’s nonetheless America’s Best Metropolis.”
On demand as of at present.
Within the doghouse
MORE stuff I personally need to point out. Last week’s news story about an NYC animal shelter and an adored pet quickly of their care — not coming house alive.
I lived via that years in the past. By no means once more! I do know the woman who ran it. I do know the shelter. I went loopy. It was over one weekend. This tiny 4-pound Yorkie, my member of the family, I beloved insanely. I known as police. I employed non-public safety.
No person admitted something. No person would communicate. I inform this now to warn everybody who must park a pet in a kennel. Verify them out. Make sure. Make certain.
Prosecutor or persecutor?
HOW about we bag Bragg? Our DA lets out felons and killers. Our nation lets Biden bums disguise, slide — and, pay attention, let feds swan round Delaware for tales.
Partisan politics does this to a former president of the USA of America? A martyr within the eyes of his followers. A mouth that opens. A rustic with plenty who respect him. Like him, don’t like him, to stage such in opposition to a former president — MISTAKE. Conviction? Uncertain. Indictment? Please. What is that this — Iran? Syria? Russia?
OTHER oddities are additionally within the making. A resurgence. A retroactive motion. A return to acquainted comforts.
The Village. Macdougal Avenue. Monte’s Trattoria. As a result of I do know chef-owner Peter Mosconi for years, I went. I couldn’t squeeze in. So packed, jammed, mobbed — folks ready — they couldn’t discover a desk for me.
“It’s a resurgence,” I used to be instructed. “Folks desirous to relive what they love.”
NOT returning in a rush — the Friars Membership. Allegedly, administration issues. Its latest brand is a padlock. Additionally gone — its members. Like Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lewis, George Burns, Milton Berle, Irving Berlin, Joan Rivers, Joey Adams.
And again within the day Henny Youngman who as soon as stated: “So I requested the man how’s enterprise. He stated: ‘Not good. I needed to lay off my son-in-law and two of my spouse’s nephews.’ ”
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