SoHo '70s and '80s

Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Lust and hunger rule the night. Advertising 80 percent of New York’s prostitution business snared the money and hooker freebies. Color Xerox art with the Jamie Canvas gang, Space Baby clothing sold by Merchant of Venice—and painting ruled the days. The Roaring Eighties in New York City: past the lines and the velvet ropes, searching for peace in a head full of rage. Alcohol, pot, freebase cocaine. I was one of the Golden Club Kids—I had no money but I did have access. A failed petty criminal who crawled through the night like a hungry ghost.