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I Take "The Pollywog EP" On Consignment From Adam Yauch, I Play In A Band With Richie Teeter

Binky Philips | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I won't take up too much of your time here. Just had a few thoughts on Adam "MCA" Yauch... and Richie Teeter. We lost Richie Teeter about 3 weeks before we lost Adam. F**king cancer!

My Greatest Christmas Present, Manny's Music Store 1935 - 2009

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

So, how/why is this story about a store closing Christmas-y? Well, the greatest Christmas present of my childhood came from Manny's Music Store. Dur...

Opening for The New York Dolls at the Mercer Arts Center, December 19th, 1972

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The New York Dolls were the pebble thrown in the pond. They sank to the bottom having caused hundreds of ripples.

I Audition for Sparks in London, 1974

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Ron Chaplin Hitler, barely glancing at me, said in a cold, dismissive, and prissy tone, "Well, you're certainly overpowering, aren't you?"

Hell's Angels Dose Me With Angel Dust at a Waylon Jennings Show

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Mid-September of 1974. I was meeting friends at the Bottom Line for a Waylon Jennings show.

I Open For The Ramones At CBGB In 1975

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

As our weekend with The Ramones drew near, I started getting nervous. Terry Ork's "You have to provide the PA" proviso was presenting a real problem. The Planets didn't have a PA system.

Record Shopping During a Riot

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Yes, forty one years ago last month, for about three minutes, I was in the middle of The Stonewall Riots, the night that Gay Pride was actually born.

Chasing John Lennon Down Broadway

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I noticed that the guy driving had long hair and a big bushy beard. 

I noticed that the guy riding shotgun had long hair and a big bushy beard.

 I noticed that between them sat a small Asian woman with long hair. 



The Night the Mafia Pulled the Plug On Me

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

There was really only one venue in all of New York City where a band of regular rock schmoes could get booked playing original material through Marshall stacks; the Coventry Club on Queens Blvd.

I Go to KISS's Third Rehearsal

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

While we sat around in the gloom, I complimented them on the tunes and arrangements. But, by now, all three of them were just fuming about how late this been-in-the-band-three-weeks new guy was.