TWO TIME MODEL CAPTURE
Cowboy Joe from 79th, yeah I remember him.
He always came down here with a liquor bottle
and a cap gun. That little crowd he ran with, like
Warhol guys or something, they were always
dressing up, wearing some disguise. Taking
massive amounts of stupid kinds of drugs. A
lot of it was gay shit going on, but not all.
They talked a lot and fast. Or then sometimes,
they just stared. Music was their interest too.
Funny fabrics, make-up, big-hats. I never
liked it when he came around.
A few years later I saw him on TV. He
was taking credit for something - I mean
something big, like claiming the cultural
shift in the 1960's was all because of him.
And his friends too; he didn't claim it all
alone. I remember his quote - the moderator
made a big deal of it - 'This wasn't home to
millworkers, after all. It was New York
Fucking City, the Center of the world.'
Gotta' give him credit, at least for that.
Nice words, if you can get them, and he
could get them as he tried. To coin a phrase
myself. It was only about two months later,
I saw he'd made the cover of Esquire Magazine.