13 March 2006

"what did you think all them saddles & boots was abt?"

yesterday's paper had an interview with Ned Sublette abt the song he wrote back in 1981 which Willie Nelson just record'd. the inspiration was the gay bar Boots & Saddles on Christopher St. how wonderful to see an old haunt transformd into art.

it was once a local dive calld George Herdt's. by the time I happend on to it the western name & theme had been adoptd. haven't been there in more than 20 years but I've heard it's now calld simply B & S. I remember seeing Tom Wirth there often. & once I had a long conversation there with Broadway director Stephen Porter. it was never my favorite bar but in my heavy-drinking days I made the rounds. & I recall a group of wags who prefer'd to call it Bras & Girdles.

1 comment:

irajoel said...

I use to go there in the early 70's during my cruising days. Did quite well there if you know what I mean. It was one of the few afternoon crusing bars in the village, and I use to like the peanuts and stepping on all the shells on the floor. I haven't been there in years and years.