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Les Paul’s Pirate Radio Station in Queens 

Les Paul was an innovator on a whole other level. Not only did he build the first solid body electric guitar and invent multi-track recording but he was responsible for creating a giant pirate radio station in Queens in the 30s. The station was wired…

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Ten Years Down 

It feels like ten years have passed but nothing has really happened. The only progress has been via bubbles whose excitement was redacted by panic. Maybe the disruption has begun. Maybe we are fooling ourselves with our castles in the air. I wonder if are at…

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Nostalgia for Magic – Weiser’s Bookstore 

When I worked at Weiser’s Bookstore on 24th street I didn’t realize I was witnessing the end of something, but one never does. The famous store had been around since the 1920s and specialized in Oriental Philosophy and the Occult.  It was an interesting period…

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