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About stephen trimboli

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it started like this….

i’m working on my new website. it’s called crash-lights.com and this is how it happened. also, let me tell you right off; each piece that i make is original, one-of-a-kind and unique. ———————————————————————————————————————————- do you see the fixture above, where … Continue reading

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scrap bar, the first “wise-guy moment” and “the chin”

i paid little attention when i first saw him. as winter 1985–86 wound down, i’d driven past him once or twice. it wasn’t until springtime did i cross paths with him, literally. it was april and scrap bar was about … Continue reading

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Tarzan. No, the other Tarzan from Macdougal Street

picking through the remaining whoozits and whatzits from a box of memories, i came across the ring. the first time he walked into scrap bar in late 1986, he was wearing a huge scimitar, sheathed and belted at the waist. … Continue reading

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scrap bar at punk’s wake; dee dee versus thunders

in the end, it’s all doo-wop. if the book “please kill me, The Uncensored Oral History of Punk,” by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain holds sway regarding the history of the punk (whatever it was), then the last chapter, which … Continue reading

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the legend of tim and dave; the jones twins, jones inc., the jones clones

about a year into scrap bar’s life, they arrived. tall, handsome, high-cheeked, exact-twin brothers with huge manes of black, beaded hair that fell from their shoulders to the small of their backs. they were african-american but i remember one of … Continue reading

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joey ramone’s knockout punch…..

at last year’s scrap bar reunion in 2014 i saw fran, an old friend and someone who may have been joey ramone’s girlfriend back in the day. i was never sure. it was…25 years since we saw each other?……at least. … Continue reading

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two years……hello, goodbye blue monday?

a couple of days ago, i observed one of those “anniversaries.” you know, the “life-altering” ones. i’ve had a few. they caused things like scrap bar and goodbye blue monday to happen. i’m writing a book about it. it was … Continue reading

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goodbye to goodbye blue monday, as it returns to the universe from whence it came

  that universe was the cranium (mine – the one that was shattered on january 22nd, 1962 by a 1953 chevy) that bore it in 1984 and has been whirring, clicking and sizzling ever since. the store, which hasn’t been … Continue reading

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in good company….

the little junk store that could was mentioned in a story about where to find the next big thing. that’s what Goodbye Blue Monday was ten years ago, before it sold coffee, beer and had live performance. but we digress…. … Continue reading

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life is a salad full of days and nights, tossed in a vinaigrette of luck

posting this on january 22nd in some odd way, makes perfect sense. you see, i was run over by a car 51 years ago on this date. i was supposed to either be dead, a vegetable or paralyzed from the … Continue reading

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