Author: Larry Kooper

  • The Dead (NYC music scene)

    Includes musicians, writers, scenesters, and actors who made the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s special to me in NYC.  I keep this list because I can’t keep all the dead I want to remember in my head. Billy Murcia 1951-1972Sid Vicious 1957-1979Jessy Blue d. 1980?George Scott 1953-1980Bobby Battery d. 1981?Lester Bangs 1948-1982Klaus Nomi 1944-1983Ricky Wilson 1953-1985Andy Warhol…

  • A trip to Warsaw

    I went to Warsaw in August, 2022, because my father was from there, lived there, was imprisoned in the Ghetto there, and escaped from the Ghetto.

  • My cycling trip from NYC to Boston

    I’m leaving tomorrow on a 9-day solo bicycle trip to Boston. I will be keeping a journal on crazyguyonabike.com, known to its fans as CGOAB. It’s a site specifically for bike touring journals, with a great community. You can follow me here: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/nycboston

  • Day 37: Closing the circle

    Vacaville, CA to New York City I left my hotel in Vacaville early in the morning. I’m on an airline’s schedule now, not mine. Drove over three bridges to get to San Francisco – the Carquinez, the Richmond-San Rafael, and the Golden Gate, which was thrilling. I did it. I drove from NYC to San…

  • Day 36: Housekeeping

    Vacaville, CA Did laundry and shipped some luggage. Tomorrow I will finish the trip in San Francisco and fly back to New York.

  • Day 35: Until it is tried

    Truckee, CA to Vacaville, CA Went to Donner Lake Kitchen for breakfast. They offered sourdough as one of the bread choices, because I am in California! Also, coffee came with milk already added. A California thing too? That would make a good road trip. All of California. Over to Donner Memorial State Park. The Donner…

  • Day 34: Probable cause

    Winnemucca, NV to Truckee, CA Lovely day. For breakfast went to The Griddle, a place near the motel that has a super-cool neon sign. Back on the road again. I wanted to visit Humboldt Sink, where the Humboldt River empties. But the access is by dirt road and I was concerned about safety. Got close…

  • Day 33: Driven the backroads

    Boise, ID to Winnemucca, NV Another beautiful day! Took a car tour of Boise. First stop the Boise Depot, a Spanish-style railroad station. The Union Pacific knew how to build beautiful stations. Next stop the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. They have a statue by Greg Stone of Anne, but I don’t like it.…

  • Day 32: Boise is vibrant

    Ketchum, ID to Boise, ID Beautiful morning. Clear blue sky, pine trees, birds singing. Took a two-mile hike on the Heidelberg Hill Trail near town. Two places on the trip I have liked enough to go back to – Buena Vista, CO and Ketchum. Went to Three Island Crossing State Park in Glenns Ferry, ID.…

  • Day 31: An American shame to remember

    Jerome, ID to Ketchum, ID Cool day, low 60s. Minidoka National Historic Site Drove to the Minidoka National Historic Site. No directional signs anywhere on any road. Is it because people who live here are still sensitive about it and want to keep it hidden? Minidoka was one of the camps where Japanese-Americans were imprisoned…