MORE ABOUT SOHO
The French House was humming
Bodies leaning on the counter
Furiously puffing the cigs they had been bumming
This was Bohemia in action
Rich and poor, straight and gay
No sign of fighting or faction.
Down the street at Bambino’s
The Very Miss Dusty O
Was manning the door in drag
A king-size always on the go
It wasn’t corporate, it wasn’t mundane
Way back then
And Francis Bacon frequently came by
To eye up the available young men.
There was Trannyshack on Wednesday nights
Where punks met pimps
And gays, straights, dragsters, hipsters and pop stars
Regularly mixed with Colonel Blimps.
And Grace Jones might be found
Dancing on a table to one side
With Gaultier and Donatelle Versace
Leading the Conga in the road outside.