Steve Galluccio: “I spent a lot of time at places like Shed [a now-defunct, popular café on St. Laurent] and at Business [a hugely popular, now-defunct nightclub also on St. Laurent], and I was always sober enough to take in what was going on around me, unlike so many others in Montreal.”

Well, me, too, but the only time I went to Shed I ate a too-hot hamburger (!), and the only two times I went to Business I thought I was living in a perfect Modernist future. The analogue ’80s, where everything was made of wood, steel, glass, and metal instead of MDF and polystyrene, was in retrospect a kind of materials-utopia manqué. Think back to those knurled aluminum knobs on “receivers” and other outdated stereo modules.

Gay night at Business was advertised by spray-painting MARDIFIFI onto the sidewalk, which, if written in different case, allows for a rare ligature reduplication (mardififi).

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2011.03.11 14:40. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:

(Values you enter are stored and may be published)



This personal Weblog is unlikely to be updated again until my next book comes out. (See Best postings)

Archives by category

Archives by date

Just add /year/month/day/ to the end of site’s URL, blog.fawny.org. You can add just /year/month/, or just /year/, if you wish. Years are four-digit, month and day two-digit (with padding zero below 10). For example:

Copyright © 2004–2023

You enjoy fawny.blog

Transgenderism is to be opposed categorically