Greetings From Greenpoint, BK

  • April 18, 2016 April Newsletter: On Iggy, Nightclubbing, and Vinyl

    I saw Iggy Pop at the United Palace Theater last Tuesday night. The United Palace is one of those great gilded theaters that have mostly disappeared; it's owned by a church and they started booking co...

  • January 26, 2016 January Newsletter: Bowie, Blizzard Aftermath Edition

    I don’t have a defining Bowie moment. He was with me for all of my sentient rock and roll life, and I can’t remember a time when he wasn’t there. As my friend Barbara put it, “We were in his p...

  • December 30, 2015 The Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016 Newsletter

    I started writing this newsletter to fill in the gaps when I wasn't writing anything public, to give me a monthly assignment of sorts so that people who had read me / did read me / read my books / fol...

  • October 27, 2015 In honor of the Mets in the World Series: FREE Baseball Books this week!

    In honor of the Mets' triumphant victory to reach the World Series, I'm making my two baseball books available via Amazon Kindle for *free* this week.

  • October 05, 2015 October 2015 Newsletter: Oh Berlin

    In October 1989, I hitchhiked from West Germany into Berlin.

  • August 11, 2015 A Sort of Homecoming

    I know, I missed July. I was caught up in the virulent crud making its way around the city this summer, disguising itself as a mild-mannered cough before taking up residence in your lungs for weeks on...

  • June 17, 2015 All The Way From Memphis

    Memphis. She is the river and she is heartland, she is neon and she is fading, she is ancient history and right now. I can't tell you why so much happened in Memphis, only that the city still holds he...

  • May 06, 2015 May Newsletter : Did I Forget To Mention Memphis?

    *UPCOMING APPEARANCE:* I will be reading (likely from *B-sides and Broken Hearts, *given the nature of my co-reader's work) at WORD Books in Jersey City on May 12th at 7:30pm!

  • April 15, 2015 April Newsletter: Oh my god, this winter might actually be over!

    Men's Journal asked me to write about 10 baseball books you should read (and you really should).

  • March 23, 2015 March Newsletter : It's Been A Long, Cold, Lonely Winter

    Most Sunday mornings, I get up, make coffee, and listen to gospel music. I do it on Sunday not because of any religious connotation, but because Sundays are my only day off; on Saturday mornings, I'm ...